Shabbat is at the center of life at PTBE

Our Kabbalat Erev Shabbat Service begins at 6:30 p.m., except on special occasions.  Please check the calendar.

Shabbat Hallelu is typically held on the first Shabbat of the month, October through May. Experience the joy of Shabbat with Elana Jagoda Kaye and The Hallelu Band  as we open the door to contemporary worship through musical presentation and congregational singing. Piano, percussion, guitar, violin and cello fill the sanctuary with a rich, vibrant resonance-all blending to create a joyous Shabbat worship experience for all ages. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. Thank you to Beth El Women for its support of Shabbat Hallelu.

Shabbat Unplugged is a different kind of worship experience. Shabbat Unplugged offers a meaningful way to unplug from our work week and transition into Shabbat. With Elana and Saul Kaye on guitar, join our rabbis in inspirational and soulful prayer, music and reflection.
Planned dates for 2016/17: October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20, February 17,
March 17, and April 21. The service begins at 6:30 p.m..

Shabbat morning begins with Torah Study at 9:00 a.m. Our Shabbat Morning Service begins at 10:30 a.m except on mornings when This Shabbat Rocks! The service on that Shabbat morning will begin at 10:45 am. Please check the calendar. The service includes a Torah service and typically a student becomes bar/bat mitzvah. Our Shabbat morning service is designed to provide an inclusive experience for all who come to worship in our sanctuary.

This Shabbat Rocks!  This joyous Shabbat service will awaken our bodies and souls with a prayerful shake, rattle and roll. Come and experience this vibrant service with Elana Jagoda Kaye and The Band and you'll find yourself exclaiming, "this Shabbat rocks!"  The service is from 9:00 - 9:40 am on November 19, December 17, January 21, February 11, March 18, April 29, and May 13.

Tot Shabbat begins with a short, fun, interactive and song-filled service in the Sanctuary. Kids enjoy this introduction to Jewish prayer by playing musical instruments and dancing with stuffed Torahs. We always follow our service with snacks and playtime, a great opportunity for both kids and parents to get to know their friends at PTBE. Tot Shabbat  alternates months with Bim Bam Shabbat and is held on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Upcoming dates for 2016/17: December 10, January 14,
March 11, and June 10.

Bim Bam Shabbat is a Shabbat dinner experience with candles, challah, grape juice and all of your favorite Shabbat songs. It is a great opportunity to schmooze, eat, relax and enjoy a Shabbat
meal – leaving all of the dishes to us. Bim Bam Shabbat takes place approximately 5 times each year on the third Friday of the month at 5:00 p.m. Upcoming dates for 2016/17: November 18, February 10, and May 19.

For more details and to be put on the mailing list for Tot Shabbat and Bim Bam Shabbat, please contact Rabbi Sara Mason-Barkin.