Shabes Gatherings

Join us for community Shabes Dinners! Shabes gatherings include conversation, ritual blessings, inspiring texts, singing, and potluck dinners. This is a time for reflection, restoration, and spirituality. 

The evening will start at 6:15 PM with time to settle in and shmooze. A Shabes ceremony will start at 6:45 PM, followed by a potluck dinner at about 7:30 PM. Come for the ceremony or the potluck dinner or both. 

Please bring a dish to share when you join us for Shabes. No time to cook?Many of us bring takeout! We’ll provide the wine, juice, and challah.

Last-minute drop-ins are very welcome. If you can, please RSVP to RSVPs help us plan the evening’s set up.


  • October 25:  Chorus Shabes
  • November 15:  Aging in Community/ Intergenerational Shabes
  • March 6:  Jewish Muslim Relations Committee Shabes
  • April 3:  Book Group Shabes
  • May 1:  Yiddish Shabes

See the BWC calendar for specific descriptions of each shabes gathering.

The Shabes Committee oversees monthly programs led by different hosts who provide personalized additions to the ritual. Contact Jill EdelsonMarie ArielLaurie Goldman for more information.
Each monthly Shabes gathering is organized by two community members. If you are interested in organizing a future Shabes gathering, please contact Jill Edelson.

Download a guide for hosts that includes a sample ritual program and listen to sample songs: