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Friday 4:45 PM–6:30 PM

Judaism as a Counterculture

Testifying Against Idolatry

Lawrence Bush

Friday 4:45 PM–6:00 PM Ulster

Identity & Responsibility, Social Justice

This is a presentation followed by discussion that contrasts Jewish values with contemporary American values, drawing upon both religious and secular sources.

Kabbalat Shababa with Karina

A Creative Family Experience to Welcome Shabbat!

Karina Zilberman

Canceled, sorry

Children & Families, Shabbat

This is not a typical tot Shabbat! 92Y Kabbalat Shababa with Karina is an intergenerational Shabbat experience where everyone shares in the joy of welcoming Shabbat through prayers, songs, and guitar. Come and be moved by the unique energy that only occurs when families connect to each other through Shabbat. We welcome families with children 0–8 years old.

Mechitza service led by men Kol Rinah U'tefillah (Voice of Joy and Prayer)

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv (Friday Evening Services)

Mordechai Schram

Friday 4:45 PM–6:15 PM Dutchess

Ritual, Prayer & Spirituality, Shabbat

Just as there is a seder (an order) for our holy prayers, so too is there an ancient system of musical modes for each prayer service dependent on time and occasion. Both of these sacred liturgical and musical orders are called nusach. Join us for a traditional davvening (praying) with traditional nusach, hazzanut (cantorial music), congregational singing, and silent devotion. Hazzan Mordechai Schram. Note: No amplification or musical instruments will be used in this service. Seating will be separate by gender.

Mechitza Service Led by Women and Men

Minchah/Kabbalat Shabat/Ma'ariv (Friday Evening Services)

Friday 4:45 PM–6:00 PM Bentley's

Ritual, Prayer & Spirituality, Shabbat

Modeled after Kehillat Shira Chadasha in Jerusalem and Darkhei Noam in Manhattan, this service aims to provide opportunities for women to participate within a traditional service with a mechitzah (partition). Both men and women will lead parts of this joyous and spirited service in the "Carlebach" style. Note: No amplification or musical instruments are used in this service. Seating is separate by gender.

Renewal Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday Evening Services)

Welcoming Shabbat

Shir Yaakov Feinstein-Feit

Friday 4:45 PM–6:00 PM The View

Ritual, Prayer & Spirituality, Shabbat

Enter Shabbat with sweet song and silence. Traditional melodies meet uncannily familiar new ones. Breathe out the week, breathe in Shabbos. Note: There will be mixed gender seating and instruments will be used.

Shabbat Evening Play Room

Between Family Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner Playtime for Families

Canceled, sorry

Additional schedule

  • Friday 5:30 PM–6:30 PM Sullivan

Children & Families

Need a place to hang out after Services and before dinner on Shabbat evening to let your kids run around and play? There will be toys and games available. Please feel free to bring your own toys as well. All ages welcome. Please clean up after your children in preparation for programs afterwards.

Traditional Egalitarian Service Led by Men and Women

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv (Friday Evening Services)

Friday 4:45 PM–6:00 PM Columbia

Ritual, Prayer & Spirituality, Shabbat

Join Yeshivat Hadar faculty and students in a participatory Friday night service. The traditional egalitarian service features spirited singing of the traditional liturgy with leadership and participation by both men and women. Note: No amplification or musical instruments will be used in this service. There will be mixed-gender seating.

Mishpachot (Families)

Small "Family" Groups

Friday 6:15 PM–6:30 PM Lobby side

Whether this is your first Limmud conference or your fifth, make the crowd a little smaller by joining a small "mispacha" (family) group, that will sit together at Shabbat dinner and continue their bond throughout the weekend. Come meet the fellow members of your mishpacha. Get acquainted and go to dinner together.

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