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Shakin' Shabbat at HBT

Friday evenings 5:45 pm–6:15 pm

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Come join us and Rabbi Barbara Penzner to joyfully celebrate Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, and sharing hugs with the Torah and someone you love! We warmly invite families with children ages 0-6 (older siblings are welcome) to attend our Shakin' (tot) Shabbat family program, followed by dinner and play time. Dress is casual, and don't worry if your child won't sit still-- little ones are free to be kids, and crawl and jump as needed. So put on your dancing shoes and head to HBT!

Led by Rabbi Barbara Penzner, this short, fun service is accessible, free, and followed by either a pizza dinner or an HBT *Community Dinner.

2019 - 2020 Dates:

September 13  (*followed by Community Cookout)

October 4 (*followed by Dinner)

November 15 (followed by Dinner)

December 6 (*followed by Dinner)

January 3 (followed by Dinner)

February 1 (*followed by Community Dinner & Game Night )

March 6 (followed by Dinner)

April 3 Followed by Dinner)

May 1 (followed by Dinner)

NEW pricing this year for the Pizza Dinners following monthly Shakin' Shabbat/Shirat Shabbat programs.

The cost for the Pizza Dinners (which includes vegetarian pizza as well as green salad, tuna salad, fruit salad, and cookies/brownies) will be $6 per person. As before, the first time a family joins us for any kind of dinner, they are our guest and there is no charge. Subsequent dinners are charged the standard rate.

As always, we do not want finances to get in the way of your participation in community events. If the cost of the dinners is prohibitive, please contact Benita Block ( or 617.323.0486) to make alternative arrangements.

NOTE: No money will be accepted on Shabbat. Please reserve your space by 5:00pm Wednesday before each Community Dinner. Cancellation policy: We will give a full refund only if you cancel by 5:00pm on Wednesday before the Friday dinner. If you reserve a space, do not come to dinner, and do not cancel by the deadline, you will be responsible for full payment. 

To reserve your space, contact the temple office: 617-323-0486 or

Newcomers Welcome! Bring Friends & Family!