Kailey and Jacob and their family welcome you!
Welcome to Congregation Schaarai Zedek’s Saturday morning Shabbat service. Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, begins on Friday evening at dusk and concludes when there are three stars in the sky on Saturday evening. While Shabbat is a day of rest, our community joins in worship celebrating the themes of creation and God’s original redemption of the Israelites from Egypt. A reading from the Torah (The Five Books of Moses) and a Haftarah from the Books of the Prophets are part of the Shabbat service.
In addition, at this service, Kailey and Jacob will become a B’nei Mitzvah. This Jewish celebration is much more than a party. The B’nei Mitzvah, (literally children of the commandment), takes on a new understanding of responsibility and obligation, in their lives and in the Jewish community. This is not the end of their Jewish studies, but rather a commitment to continue to study and embrace their Judaism throughout their lives and with their future families.
Kailey and Jacob have worked very hard to get to this day, and on behalf of their parents, Melissa and Michael, we want to thank you for joining us for this special occasion.
Shabbat Shalom – Wishing you all a Shabbat filled with peace.
Rabbi Joel Simon
Cantor Deborrah Cannizzaro
Rabbi Michael Weiss
Rabbi Emeritus Richard Birnholz