Shabbat - Hevreh
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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, 5:45 pm — Kabbalat Shabbat Services

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


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


Friday, June 28

5:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Followed by a presentation by Scholar-In-Residence Yiscah Smith: Jewish Living as the Cultivation of Spiritual Practice


Friday, July 5

4:30 pm Tzedek Circle of Honor Shabbat Picnic

6:15 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services


Friday, July 26

Shabbat Service 5:45 pm


Friday, August 2

Tanglewood Shabbat, No Service at Hevreh


Friday, August 9

Shabbat Service 5:45 pm


Friday, August 16

Shabbat Service 5:45 pm


Friday, August 23

Shabbat Service 5:45 pm


Friday, August 30

Shabbat Service 5:45 pm


Saturday, June 29

10:00 am Shabbat Services and Torah Study

Parashat Sh’lach L’cha, Numbers 13:1-15:41

12:00 pm Kiddush Lunch N Learn with Yiscah Smith: Developing Sacred Chutzpah


Saturday, July 27

10:00 am Shabbat Service and Torah Study

12:00 pm Challah Bake-Off


Saturday, August 3

10:00 am Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat Matot-Masei, Number 30:2-36:13


Saturday, August 10

9:00 am Tot Shabbat on the Town

10:00 am Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat D’varim, Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22


Saturday, August 17

10:00 am Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat Va-et’chanan, Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11


Saturday, August 24

10:00 am Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:2


Saturday, August 24

10:00 am Shabbat Service and Torah Study

Parashat R’eih, Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17

Special Services

Saturday, July 27 | 12:00 pm


Calling all challah bakers and challah tasters. Help us have fun determining Hevreh’s best challah. This is a joint event between the weEngage Committee and the Berkshire Minyan. It will take place as part of the traditional Kiddush after Shabbat morning service and is open to all challah lovers. Please bring your home-baked challot before services at 10 am to be judged and enjoyed at the Kiddush, and be sure to submit your recipe (to avoid any food preferences and/or allergies among our tasters).

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.