Friday Evening Services

Kabbalat Service, Friday, 6:00 pm

Every Friday evening, we gather as a community to welcome Shabbat in prayer and song. Our warm, welcoming Shabbat service usually starts at 6:00 pm, ends at approximately 7:15 pm, and includes a short sermon or teaching. The service is followed by a communal Oneg Shabbat giving members and visitors opportunities to greet one another. On some Friday evenings, we welcome a speaker, have a congregational dinner or celebrate a special occasion. TBE's services are open to worshippers of all ages. Babysitting is available most Friday evenings and registration is not required.  

TGIS Service, Friday, 6:00 pm (monthly)   

Once a month at Kabbalat Shabbat services, we host our Thank God It’s Shabbat (TGIS) service, full of upbeat, joyful, inspiring music and liturgy.

This hour-long multi-generational service includes participation by TBE's T'filah Bandvisual t'filah and an inviting sermon for adults and children of all ages.

Upcoming Special Events

Cantor Zell's Installation InvitaitonShabbat Service & Installation of Cantor Shanna Zell
Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm (note special start time of Shabbat Service)

Weaving Blessing into Song - A Service of Installation & Sacred Music
We welcome three individuals who have mentored and inspired Cantor Shanna Zell - Cantor Joshua Breitzer of Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Professor of Cantorial Arts at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, and our own Noah Aronson. Together, they will lead us in prayer, song and celebration.

Desserts needed for Installation Oneg....If you would like to help by baking or donating other items for the Oneg after Services on December 1 - when we Install Cantor Zell - please click here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Susan Karon

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Shabbat Service Guest Speaker: David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings
Friday, January 19, 6:00 pm


David B. Waters is CEO and President of Community Servings, Inc. in Boston, MA. David has been involved with Community Servings as a board member, volunteer and staff person since its founding in 1989 and became the Executive Director/CEO in 1999. David is the former Board Chair of the Association of Nutrition Service Agencies, and is a leading member of the national Food Is Medicine Coalition.  In recognition of his leadership and impact at Community Servings and within the Greater Boston community, David has been named a Barr Foundation Fellow, and is participating in a two-year leadership program with a diverse group of nonprofit and public sector executives.




Shabbat Service Guest Speaker: Robert Stephen Ford, Former Ambassador to Syria
Friday, February 2, 7:30 pm

Robert Ford is a retired American diplomat who served as the US Ambassador to Algeria from 2006 to 2008 and the US Ambassador to Syria from 2010 to 2014.





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