Shabbat 101, Part 3 — Our Learning Continues on December 18

Have you ever wondered about all the “props” and “choreography” associated with Shabbat worship? What is the purpose of the various objects? Who can use them? Are they just for Jews? For people who have had b’nai mitzvah? Is it OK for non-Jews to use them? Do different colors/types/styles have different meanings? And what’s with all the sitting/standing/bowing/turning around? Why don’t Jews genuflect/kneel? Is it OK to just sit still during the service?

Join us on Friday, December 18, for the third in our Shabbat 101 series of intergenerational learning experiences, as we discuss these and other questions. Speaking of questions…. if you have a question which you would like answered in our sessions, but you are not comfortable asking it in public, please include it in your RSVP email to, and we’ll make sure it is addressed. Dinner this month will be chili (both meat and vegetarian), breads, and salads — and we’ll be baking challah to enjoy together at the Oneg Shabbat reception! RSVP for dinner to by Monday, December 14. Cost for dinner is $5/person or $18/family: you can pay online via Paypal at or with cash or check at the door. We hope to see you there!

Shabbat 101, Part 3