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Erev Shabbat Services

Once a month, we gather for candle-lighting and Shabbat dinner at
6 pm on Friday evening for an all-ages erev Shabbat celebration. 
A musical, kid-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Toba begins at 6:45 pm, followed by Oneg Shabbat at 7:30 pm. 
These services are generally not available on Zoom.

Kabbalat Shabbat All-Ages Siddur

Please click here to view; there will be printed copies available during the service. 

Erev Shabbat Blessings and Songs

These are audio clips for CDT Religious School students and anyone else wanting to learn these blessings and prayers.

Erev Shabbat and Maariv Blessings and Prayers

Kabbalat Shabbat Songs

Blessings after the Meal / Birkat HaMazon

Shalom Aleichem

Mi Camocha by the CCKOC band

Erev Shabbat Videos

Shabbat Candles Blessing

http://vimeo.com/61068891

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְצִוָּֽנוּ לְהַדְלִיק נֵר שֶׁל שַׁבָּת

Barukh atah Adonai eloheynu melekh ha’olam asher kid’deshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Shabbat.

Blessed are you, SOURCE OF REST, who makes us holy with mitzvot, and instructs us to kindle the lights of Shabbat.
 

Kiddush Blessing

https://vimeo.com/61064221

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, בּוֹרֵא פְּרִי הַגָּֽפֶן

Baruh atah adonay eloheynu meleh ha’olam borey peri hagafen.

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יָיְ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשֶׁר קִדְּשָֽׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָיו וְרָֽצָה בָֽנוּ, וְשַׁבַּת קָדְשׁוֹ בְּאַהֲבָה וּבְרָצוֹן הִנְחִילָֽנוּ זִכָּרוֹן לְמַעֲשֵׂה בְרֵאשִׁית, כִּי הוּא יוֹם תְּחִִלָּה לְמִקְרָֽאֵי קֹֽדֶשׁ, זֵֽכֶר לִיצִיאַת מִצְרָֽיִם, כִּי אֵלֵינוּ קָרָאתָ וְאוֹתָֽנוּ קִדַּֽשְׁתָּ לַעֲבוֹדָתֶךָ, וְשַׁבַּת קָדְשְׁךָ בְּאַהֲבָה וּבְרָצוֹן הִנְחַלְתָּֽנוּ. בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ, מְקַדֵּשׁ הַשַּׁבָּת.

Baruh atah Adonay eloheynu meleh ha’olam asher kideshanu bemitzvotav veratzah vanu veshabbat kodsho be’ahavah uvratzon hinhilanu zikaron lema’asey vereshit. Ki hu yom tehilah lemikra’ey kodesh zeher litzi’at mitzrayim. Ki eleynu karata ve’otanu kidashta la’avodateha veshabbat kodsheha be’ahavah uvratzon hinhaltanu. Baruh atah adonay mekadesh hashabbat.

Blessed are you, SOURCE OF LIFE, our God, who creates the fruit of the vine.

Blessed are you, BOUNDLESS ONE, our God, who has made us holy with Your mitzvot and taken pleasure in us, and given us the holy Shabbat with love, a remembrance of the work of Creation. For it is the first of all the holy days proclaimed, a symbol of the Exodus from Egypt. For You have called to us and made us holy to serve You, and have given us Your holy Shabbat, to keep with love and intention. Blessed are you, SOURCE OF WONDER, who makes Shabbat holy.
 

Motzi Blessing for Shabbat Challah

https://vimeo.com/61068890

בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם הַמּוֹצִיא לֶחֶם מִן הָאָרֶץ

Barukh atah Adonai eloheynu melekh ha’olam hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz.

Blessed are you, BOUNTIFUL, our God, bringing forth bread from the earth.
 

Why Keep Shabbat?

https://vimeo.com/61583042

Mon, August 8 2022 11 Av 5782