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Shabbat at Sherith Israel

Friday Night

Shabbat at Sherith Israel begins with a beautiful, Carlbach-style Kabbalat Shabbat service in the heart of Music City. Once a month, the Shul hosts a Friday night dinner that is open to everyone, though reservations are required. Contact the office for up to date info on the next Shabbat Dinner at Sherith!
 
Shabbat Day

Shabbat morning services are filled with kavanah, singing, and inspiring divrei Torah from our clergy. Services start at 9 AM and conclude at approximately 11:30 AM.

After services each week, all are welcome to join the community at our Kiddush Luncheon. Contact the office for information on sponsoring a kiddush to mark a celebration, honor a friend, or commemorate a loved one on their yartzeit. 

Typically, two classes take place on Shabbat. There is an early-bird class at 8:00 AM and a later 1:00 PM class after our Kiddush luncheon. Both Shabbat classes are taught by Cantor Lieberman. 
 
 
Shabbat for Families

Sherith Israel is an unusually welcoming environment for kids and families. It's not uncommon to see a few babies or toddlers at weekday minyanim, but on Shabbat, in particular, kids love to come to Shul.

On Friday nights, the dvar torah is often given by an elementary school student, and many weeks of the year, kids can be seen and heard leading parts of Kabbalat Shabbat.

On Shabbos morning, while some families prefer to keep their kids with them in the main service, the Shul offers babysitting throughout davening, as well as groups from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.
Additionally, Family Tefillah takes place downstairs every Shabbos morning at 10:30 AM, and it's an opportunity for parents and  children to join together in a family-friendly environment for tefillah, a discussion about the parsha, games, and a small kiddush.

Finally, late Shabbos afternoons, our families gather at the park to enjoy time together.

Shabbat concludes with Mincha, Seudat Shlishit, Maariv, and Havdalah.

Sat, May 25 2024 17 Iyyar 5784