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


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.






More about Robert Ford

Robert Ford is Senior Fellow at The Middle East Institute. Ford’s regions of expertise include Syria, Iraq, and North Africa, and his issues of expertise include U.S. foreign policy, economic and political development, and Islamist movements.

He retired from the foreign service after serving as U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2010 to 2014,during which time he served as the State Department lead on Syria. Shortly after the outbreak of Syria's civil war, Ford traveled to the city of Hama in a show of solidarity with Syrians protesting the rule of Bashar Al Assad. He subsequently worked closely with Syrian opposition forces and was instrumental in bringing them to the Geneva peace talks.

From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Ford was the Deputy U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, and from 2006 to 2008 he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria. Ford also served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Bahrain from 2001 to 2004, and Political Counselor to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2004 to 2006 during the tumultuous establishment of the new, permanent Iraqi government. In 2014, he received the Secretary’s Service Award, the U.S. State Department’s highest honor.


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