Join us for Shabbat

Leave the chaos and move into a place of light. It might be: Basking in the warmth and light of tradition. Permission to rest, to step back, and find oneself again. Breathing space. Renewal of the body, the mind – and the soul. Shabbat is a weekly gift. On Friday night and Saturday mornings, we reflect on what matters and who we want to become. We celebrate with uplifting melodies, ancient blessings and meaningful prayers, wisdom from Torah, food, family and friends.

Please join us for any service – just come. All ages, any time. Shabbat is our respite from the hectic week.

  • Kabbalat Shabbat Services are held on Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
  • Torah Study Breakfast is held on Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
  • Shabbat morning Minyan services are held on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
  • B'nei Mitzvah services are held on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  and also at 4:30 p.m. for Mincha service


Join us for Special Musical Shabbat Programing this October & November!

Nov. 07 | 9:30 am SLJ Family Shabbat Experience (Register here
Nov. 13 | 6:00 pm  Pet Shabbat (located in Palm Plaza) 
We welcome all responsible pet owners and their pets to participate in our Pet Shabbat Service. For the safety of everyone, all dogs must be kept on a NON-RETRACTABLE leash at all times. We also ask that cats and other small animals be kept in travel kennels and that all pets are current with their vaccines. As this event will take place in Palm Plaza, in the event of rain, it will be cancelled.
Nov. 20 | 6:00 pm  Nava Tehila Ensemble Live followed by Shabbat dinner
(tickets for dinner are required register here)
The Nava Tehila Jerusalem Ensemble brings new dedication, vitality and creativity from the treasury and heart of Jerusalem's Jewish Renewal community led by Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan.  Their groundbreaking work towards pluralism in Israel happens with music, song and the ecstatic celebration of prayer, Psalms and Song of Songs.  Nava Tehila encourages inspiration, elation, praise and deep inner reflection, while holding a place of global awareness for the importance of prayer and Divine connection everywhere. (Rabbi Marcia Prager, Bnai Or, Philadelphia)


Meet Nava Tehila...

Daphna Rosenberg – Vocals and Guitar | After travelling the world for many years as a wandering troubadour, Daphna returned to Israel and reconnected to her Jewish roots through music. Daphna composes music to prayers and Israeli poetry, and is a main prayer leader in the Nava Tehila Jewish Renewalcommunity in Jerusalem. Daphna has specialized in musically leading Circle of Life ceremonies – such as births, Bar/Bat mitzvas and weddings. In her music one can hear the influence of folk and rock with a touch of Klezmer. Daphna is active in the area of spiritual care for the ill, in creating heart-to-heart connections between people and in dialogue circles between Israelis and Palestinians. Her compositions to prayershave becomepopular in communities throughout the world.


Moshe Kedem – Percussion | Moshe is a drummer and a percussionist who specializes in Middle Eastern instruments. His playing is influenced by the Middle-Eastern, Indian, Turkish and Balkan traditions. He is a student of world renowned Israeli percussionist Zohar Fresco. Moshe graduated from the Ethnic Music School at Bar Ilan University and is now completing his Masters in Musical Therapy. Moshe plays, records and performs with different ensembles in Israel and is exploring the connection between music, rhythm and healing.


Yoel Sykes - Vocals and Guitar | Yoel studied music at the Center for Eastern Music in Jerusalem. He is a main prayer leader at Nava Tehila community. He has composed tens of melodies to prayers, ranging from simple chants to complex musical pieces. Some of these can be heard on the Nava Tehila albums Dancing in the Glory Walking Heart. Yoel's music shows the influence of rock and blues, reggae and flamenco, Arabic, Moroccan and African music. He is a Master of improvisation and an extraordinary vocal soloist, as well as a talented leader of spiritual prayer circles.  

Read more about the Nava Tehila community.

Nov. 21 | 9:30 am SLJ Family Shabbat Experience (Register here