Kabbalat Shabbat

Stay tuned for the dates of our 2024 Kabbalat Shabbats in the Bay Area.

Join us for Shabbat

Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat where we gather throughout the year, in various locations across the Bay Area, to nourish our connection to this beautiful practice.

In a world that moves so fast, we are blessed to have the opportunity to slow down and connect with one another in this way. Come and connect with the magic of community and the beauty of cultivating sacred presence.

Our Shabbat gatherings welcome the day of rest with music, song, dance, prayer and earth-based wisdom teachings. We are committed to egalitarianism and cultivating a space where all people are welcome.  Whether you celebrate Shabbat weekly or have never celebrated it at all, we welcome all levels of familiarity with Jewish tradition.

Center your heart, clear your mind, and celebrate Shabbat with a special musical service led by community prayer leaders and musicians.

Registration is Free. Donations are Appreciated.

Stay tuned for our next Kabbalat Shabbat.

Upcoming Shabbat Events

General Schedule

6:00 pm: Shabbat Service
7:30 pm: Oneg + Potluck Dinner
8:00 pm: Heartspace

Welcome Shabbat In Sacred Community. Led by Wilderness Torah and Chochmat HaLev Rabbis and community leaders. Come together for embodied prayer, soulful singing, ecstatic dancing, guided meditation, sharing of ancestral wisdom, and connection in intergenerational community.

Registration is Free. Donations are Appreciated.

Stay tuned for our next Kabbalat Shabbat.

FAQ

No. We welcome people from all walks of life and backgrounds to join us for Shabbat gatherings.

Wilderness Torah aims to create a pluralistic community environment where participants of the range of religious observances can participate. We support the observance of Jewish law, such as Shabbat and Kashrut (Jewish dietary laws), and support our diverse community with options for religious observance. ceremonies, we will pray as one circle blending traditional liturgy with new, innovative musical and ritual approaches, and will include musical instrumentation.

We invite you to come with an open mind, a willing heart, and the permission to openly share your needs. We ask all participants to respect differing observance levels and get curious about differences you perceive. Go ahead, ask! Building a pluralistic community poses challenges that can become profound learning opportunities.

Yes, these events are family friendly.  

Childcare is provided during the main services, however you must register in advance ($10 per child). Limited availability.

No. This event is free and open to the public. However, donations are always appreciated.

Testimonials

Especially during Covid isolation, Wilderness Torah & Urban Adamah’s virtual Kabbalat Shabbat truly is a light in this uncharted darkness—connecting us in love and community. Toda Raba

Kabbalat Shabbat Attendee