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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

Friday, May 17

5:45 pm Shabbat Shalom: Our Summer Begins

Potluck RSVP

 

 

Friday, May 24

5:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services

 

 

Friday, May 31

5:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services

 

 

Friday, June 7

5:45 pm Toda Raba V’L’Hitraot to Student Cantor Cohen

 

Friday, June 14

6:00 pm Shabbat Across the Berkshires at Temple Anshe Amunim

No Kabbalat Shabbat Services at Hevreh

 

Friday, June 21

5:45 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services

 

 

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

Saturday

Saturday, May 18

9:00 am Tot Shabbat

10:00 am Shabbat Services and Torah Study

Parashat Emor, Leviticus 21:1-24:23

 

Saturday, May 25

10:00 am Shabbat Services and Torah Study

Parashat Behar, Leviticus 25:1-26:2

 

Saturday, June 1

10:00 am Shabbat Services and Torah Study

Parashat B’chukotai, Leviticus 26:3-27:34

 

Saturday, June 8

10:00 am Shabbat Services and Torah Study

Parashat Bamidbar, Numbers 1:1-4:20

 

Saturday, June 15

10:00 am Shabbat Services and Torah Study

Parashat Naso, Numbers 4:21-7:89

 

 

Saturday, June 22

10:00 am Shabbat Services and Torah Study

Parashat B’haalot’cha, Numbers 8:1-12:16

 

Saturday, June 29

10:00 am Shabbat Services and Torah Study

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

Special Services

L’Hitraot and Todah Rabah to student Cantor Cohen

Friday, June 7 at 5:45 pm

For the last two years, Shani Cohen has served as our student cantor. We are so grateful for the gifts she has brought our congregation. She has grown in her role here and has proven that she will be a tremendous asset to the American Reform Cantorate.
As we say l’hitraot, we celebrate her and thank student Cantor Cohen. Join us for a special musical Shabbat, a beautiful tribute, and a festive oneg.

Shavuot and Confirmation

Saturday, June 8 at 6:00 pm

Shavuot, also called Z’man Matan Torah, is the festival when our tradition teaches the People of Israel received Torah at Sinai. As we are taught, all were present at Sinai, including all future generations.
Join us for Shavuot and help honor our Confirmation students and their families as we celebrate with words of Torah, prayer and music. Confirmation is a service that affirms a young person’s commitment and dedication to Jewish life, learning, and community. It also marks the important milestone of graduating from high school and moving on to new adventures. Following our service, all are invited to stay for a festive reception.

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.