AVODAH - Seeking
Drawing from the well of Jewish spirituality, we seek connections to God and each other
through traditional and creative approaches to ritual, celebration, and prayer.
Shabbat Morning Services
We hold Shabbat services year-round at 10:00 am every
Saturday morning, followed by Kiddush and schmoozing at
noon. Holiday and B’nai Mitzvah services end at 12:30. We
urge everyone to arrive at 10 to enjoy the spiritual uplift of
singing and praying together with the HBT community.
Kabbalat Shabbat services
March 20 and May 15, 2020
7:15 - 8:30 pm
Judaism is a communal religion, not a solitary practice. When we come together, our children can experience the joy of sharing Shabbat with older members, and our older members get a chance to know and celebrate with our younger members and their parents. As a community, we connect with our family and friends; scaffolded by the rituals of Jewish tradition, we pause and appreciate our many blessings, realizing how rich and relevant welcoming Shabbat can be.
Chanting Shabbat With Rabbi Penzner and Tracy Rich
November 23, 2019 - February 22, April 25, May 23, 2020
10am – 12pm followed by Kiddush and shmoozing
Looking for a spiritual Shabbat experience without all those words?
Try out a Chanting Shabbat as a different way to access the many gifts of Shabbat: connection, rest, reflection, music and learning. At a Chanting Shabbat, Rabbi Penzner and Tracy Rich welcome you to a service built around a theme from the weekly Torah reading. Through song, meditation, Torah reading, and discussion, each person will be able to use the time for spiritual reflection, while remaining true to the basics of a Shabbat morning service. No experience with meditation or with Hebrew prayer is necessary; however, if you do have a practice, or you know the Shabbat service, you can deepen your knowledge and your practice in new/old ways.