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Shabbat at Hevreh

Shabbat is an incredible, predictable spiritual event that happens 52 weeks a year. For each of these weeks, our schedule of services is as follows:

Friday, 6:15 pm — Shabbat Evening Services

Saturday, 8:45 am — Shabbat Morning Study

Saturday, 9:30 am — Berkshire Minyan

Saturday, 10:00 am — Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Study

 

The B’nai Mitzvah Service begins at 10:00 am on Saturday morning

Friday

Friday, April 20 – Shabbat Service with student Cantor Shani Cohen

 

 

Friday, April 27 – Community Shabbat: It’s Yom Shishi!

 

 

Friday, May 4 – Shabbat Service

 

 

Friday, May 11 – Shabbat Service

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Friday, May 18 – Freilach Musical Shabbat and Potluck Dinner

 

 

Friday, May 25 – Shabbat Service

 

 

 

 

Friday, June 1 – Shabbat Across the Berkshires at Hevreh

 

 

Friday, June 8 – Shabbat Service

 

 

Friday, June 15 Shabbat Service

 

 

Friday, June 22 Shabbat Service

 

 

Friday, June 29 Shabbat Service

Saturday

Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am Tot Shabbat

Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat Tazria-Metzora, Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33

 

Saturday, April 28 – Bar Mitzvah of Andrew LaRochelle

Parashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1 – 20:27

 

Saturday, May 5 – Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat Emor: Leviticus 21:1 – 24:23

 

Saturday, May 12 – Bar Mitzvah of Adam Kronenberg

Parashat Behar-Bechukotai: Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34

 

Saturday, May 19 – 9:00 am Tot Shabbat

Bar Mitzvah of Sam Drucker

Parashat Bamidbar: Numbers 1:1 – 4:20

 

Saturday, May 26 Shabbat Service and Torah Study

12:00 pm Kiddush N’ Learn with Rabbi Naamah Kelman & Elan Ezrachi

Parashat Nasso: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89

 

Saturday, June 2 – 9:00 am Tot Shabbat

Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat Beha’alotcha: Numbers 8:1 – 12:16

 

Saturday, June 9 – Bar Mitzvah of Liam Kusmin

Parashat Sh’lach L’cha: Numbers 113:1 – 15:41

 

Saturday, June 16 – Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat Korach: Numbers 16:1 – 18:32

 

Saturday, June 23 – Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat Chukat: Numbers 19:1 – 22:1

 

Saturday, June 30 – Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Special Services

Yom Shishi

 

Friday, April 27th, 6:15 pm

 

It’s Yom Shishi! Our Shabbat celebration this month will celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. Our service will feature music from some of Israel’s leading prayer communities like Nava Tehila and Beit T’filah Israel. We will also send Hevreh’s Israel Trip off with a special blessing before they depart.

Freilach Musical Shabbat and Potluck Dinner

 

Friday, May 18th

 

Shabbat is a great time to come together as a community. Join with Rabbi Hirsch, Rabbi Gordon, Rabbi Zecher, Cantor Cohen, Joshua Zecher Ross, and our Hevreh Band for a very freilach Shabbat. We are a congregation that loves to sing, so please—come sing with us!

 

On this Shabbat, we also celebrate and honor our teachers, those who have guided our young people through this year of Jewish learning. We look forward to showing our appreciation to them!

 

Then, stay for our pot luck dinner. Connect with friends, and meet new members of the community!

Shavuot and Confirmation

 

Sunday, May 20th, 10:00 am

 

This year, we are trying something new: our festival celebration of Shavuot (also called the Z’man Torateinu, or the Festival of Torah) will take place on Sunday morning. Our Shavuot service will be led by our seven high school seniors celebrating their Confirmation which marks the culmination of their years of study at Hevreh. Our confirmands will also share divrei Torah; personal reflections on their own Jewish journeys. We hope you can join us for this special celebration and support of confirmads.

Kiddish N’ Learn with Rabbi Naamah Kelman & Elan Ezrachi

 

Saturday, May 26th, 12:00 pm

 

Immediately following morning services we will come together for a special Kiddush N Learn with Rabbi Kelman and Dr. Ezrachi for Torah Study and updates on life in Israel.

 

Rabbi Naamah Kelman is the Dean of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion campus in Jersusalem. She is the first woman rabbi to be ordained in Israel. Dr. Elan Ezrachi is a community activist and chairs the Ginot Ha’ir Community Council as well as Yeru-Shalem, the coalition for an inclusive Jerusalem. He is the author of Awakened Dream – 50 Years of Complex Unification of Jerusalem and the husband of Rabbi Kelman.

About Shabbat

 

When was the last time you really unplugged from things and took a break? When our electronic devices constantly notify us at all hours and when our culture today pushes us to constantly go, when was the last time you really paused?

 

Our Jewish tradition calls us to Shabbat. Each Friday and Saturday, our tradition invites us to slow down so we can tune in to how we are really doing. Shabbat is that time to take stock of the week and our lives. Through meaningful prayer and song, Shabbat services give voice to our blessings and our brokenness, our longings and our achievements. In doing so, we—as a community—strive toward a touch of the sacred.

 

Shabbat at Hevreh is an incredible, inclusive alternative to the typical weekday. When we are focused on being productive during the rest of the week, Shabbat is that day in which we can focus on living. Come to Hevreh on a Friday evening and you will find others there ready and wanting to connect. We sing together, we share happy occasions together, and we are there for one another when we need a bit more care and love, because sometimes it’s just been a hard week. On Saturdays, we dance around at Tot Shabbat with some of our youngest community members, we mine meaning out of our Torah portion in our study groups, and often we celebrate with our young people as they are called to the Torah as b’nai mitzvah.

 

The word “Hevreh” means community, and we know that it takes everyone in a community to make us Hevreh. We are individuals and families. Some of us grew up Jewish, some of us chose the Jewish community on our own. We are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer and questioning. We are nursing mothers and adoptive parents. We are believers and questioners, both spiritual and religious. We are first timers, new members, and Berkshire natives. We are neighbors and friends. The Berkshires is our happy place. Hevreh is our spiritual home.

 

Shabbat is at the core of who we are as Hevreh. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel described Shabbat as a palace in time. It is our most sacred destination. Our community, set in the beauty of the Berkshires, is also a special destination–one that helps foster a sense of the Spiritual. We look forward to unplugging and spending Shabbat together.