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Kabbalat Shabbat

  • Kesher Nevatim 13 Garden Court Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)

An ecstatic, soulful Friday night prayer service north of the Charles? Get ready. It's the Asiyah Jewish Community's inaugural Kabbalat Shabbat. David, Noah, and community musicians will take us on a journey through heights and depths on the week's Torah theme of dwelling and dreaming. (Dreamcoat optional.)

Please join us as we welcome in Shabbat with songful prayer. This will be a prayer service for all levels of experience. We'll also have a separate but integrated children's space and an art station. Afterwards, all are invited to stay for a festive vegetarian potluck meal.  

Potluck details: Please bring a veggie dish to share with six-eight people. The space is nut-free. If you bring cheese, please make sure it uses vegetarian rennet. We'll provide challah and kiddush wine/juice. If you want more beverage, bring that!

We need volunteers! Do you want to sing/play with us? Can you help set up? Is beautification your jam? Are you an artist who wants to prompt us into a collaborative project on the side? Are you a gracious host? Can you design an unique kids' space? Hit us up at!

Location details: The Kesher Nevatim space is right on the Cambridge/Somerville line, less than a 15-minute walk from Porter Sq. and about 25 minutes from Harvard Sq. There's also plenty of parking. (The best approach is through Bleachery Court. Drive to the back right corner of the parking lot.) Look for the "Kesher" sign above the white door.

For davenning complete-ists: You might have gathered this service will *not* include every word in the siddur. If you prefer to do it that way, you're also welcome. Please bring a siddur of your own.

Music! If you would like to listen to some of the music we will be singing together this Shabbat, you can find it here. And here: Higaleh NaOr ZaruaAhavaMi ChamochaAdonai SfataiVehashevota

Earlier Event: October 28
Singing to soothe our souls
Later Event: February 2
Kabbalat Shabbat Experience