Shabbat

When most people think of holidays, they think of annual celebrations, but in Judaism there is one holiday that occurs every week – the Sabbath. Known in Hebrew as Shabbat and in Yiddish as Shabbos, this holiday is central to Jewish Life. As the great Jewish writer, Ahad Ha-Am has observed: “More than the Jewish people has kept the Sabbath, the Sabbath has kept the Jewish people.” The Sabbath truly has been a unifying force for Jews the world over.

BKB Shabbat Evening Services

BKB has a Shabbat Evening Service every Friday night at 7:30 pm. Rabbi Henkin leads two Shabbat Evening Services each month, and BKB lay leaders lead the rest of these services.

During the Coronavirus emergency,  BKB began to conduct our weekly Shabbat Evening Services  online,  beginning on Zoom at 7:18 pm with the “Zoom Lobby Schmooze” and then beginning the service on Zoom with streaming to Facebook Live at 7:30 pm. We expect to continue providing our Shabbat Evening Services online even when the BKB sanctuary is open for services.

Beginning on June 25, 2021, BKB began to have “Regathering” (in-person) Shabbat Evening Services in the BKB sanctuary under strict COVID limits.  As of  now, the limits include requiring reservations for seating, masks at all times, and social distancing. One or two Regathering services will take place each month as of now. Please log onto the Calendar of Events page on this website for the schedule of future “Regathering” services.

“Normally” (pre- and post- Coronavirus restrictions), the  service is in the sanctuary and is followed by an Oneg Shabbat Dessert. And, occasionally there will be a Shabbat dinner preceding the service, for example the annual barbeque Shabbat evening dinner during Sukkot.

Please see the calendar page for how to connect with these services online and for the schedule of service leaders.

BKB Shabbat Morning Services

BKB has a monthly Shabbat Morning Service and Study with Rabbi Henkin.

During the Coronavirus emergency, this service is being conducted on Zoom. To get a Zoom invitation to this service, please email bkbav@bkbav.org.

“Normally” (pre- and post- Coronavirus restrictions), BKB’s “Worship, Snack, and Study” Shabbat Morning Service is in the sanctuary. The worship service begins at 10:00 am and is followed by a light meal and Torah study.

Please check the calendar on this website or at BKB’s Facebook page for the upcoming schedule for this service.