Pride Kabba Shabba and Potluck on the Beach

Pride Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner, Friday evening June 17 Gonzales Beach  starting at 6:30 PM (We’ll stake out a space closer to Foul Bay entrance).

Join us in celebrating the myriad expressions of sexuality and gender identification in our congregation as we celebrate Shabbat Together. 

Expect lots of song, dance, ruach (spirit), friendship and (hopefully) great food.

Everyone is welcome come share the love!

Please bring a vegan or vegetarian/dairy dish, serving utensils for sharing, your own plates and utensils, a chair or blanket and musical instrument or drum.  Please dress for the weather.

6:30 Appies
6:45 Kabbalat Shabbat and music followed by a Shabbat potluck meal.


Summary of event details

  • Date: June 17, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Gonzales Beach
  • What You Need: Vegan/ vegetarian dairy food with utensils for sharing, BYO dishes and utensils, chair or blanket, drum/ instruments

Save the Date: Pride Shabbat

Pride Kabbalat Shabbat and Potluck Dinner, Friday June 17 6:30pm, at Gonzales Beach. Join us in celebrating the myriad expressions of sexuality and gender identification in our congregation as we celebrate Shabbat together. Expect lots of song, dance, ruach, friendship and hopefully great food. Everyone is welcome come share the love!
More information is forthcoming.


Summary of event details

  • Date: June 17, 2022
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Where: Gonzales Beach
  • Cost: n/a
  • Registration: tba
  • Contact: tba

Kabba Shabba is Back!

Friday February 25, 6:00 PM on Zoom – Pump up your ruach (spirit) and put on your indoor dancing slippers and get ready for a super fun interactive Kabbalat Shabbat experience replete with singing, dancing, storytelling and meditative prayer.  


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Kabba Shabba is Back!

Friday January 28, 6:00 PM on Zoom – Pump up your ruach (spirit) and put on your indoor dancing slippers and get ready for a super fun interactive Kabbalat Shabbat experience replete with singing, dancing, storytelling and meditative prayer.  


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Super Ruaḥ (Spirit) Filled Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat!

Friday, February 5, 2021 starting at 6 pm—Join Rabbi Matt in an evening of song, storytelling, movement, and more as we welcome Shabbat together with a not-quite-traditional Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv Service.
We miss you! We miss making music and sharing simḥah together. We miss enriching our Shabbat lives with our amazing congregation. So, Zoom in for fun, connection, celebration, and meaningful Torah learning.

Continue reading Super Ruaḥ (Spirit) Filled Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat!

Zoom in for a Super Ruaḥ Kabbalat Shabbat

Join Rabbi Matt and Rabbi Harry for an evening of spirited song, storytelling and joy, as we bring in Shabbat together. Pull out your maracas and bongo drums; get ready to sing along and make some spirited noise as we gather holy sparks together and build a palace in time. This is an intergenerational family style event that offers us a chance to come together and delight in each other and Shabbat.

Join online: CLICK HERE
Regular Dial-in: Call: 1 778 907 2071
Meeting ID: 862 9549 4072

Eco-Veggie Potluck Dinner & Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Kabbalat ShabbatFriday, February 28, 5:45pm: Doors Open, 6:00pm: Shabbat Dinner, 7:00pm: Kabbalat Shabbat Service — Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to our potluck dinner along with your own dishes & utensils for dining (that’s the “eco” part!). We’ll supply the ḥallah and wine for kiddush. The dinners are a great way to get to know each other and all are welcome. Please RSVP for the dinner at info@congregationemanuel.ca

Services will begin promptly at 7 pm, following dinner – it’s OK to come just for services if you can’t make it to the dinner. Kabbalat Shabbat is a spirited and joyful service with singing and storytelling lead by Rabbi Matt and the Shul’s very own KabbaShabba band!  Services will conclude at 7:45 pm with a tasty oneg dessert.  Fun and meaningful for both kids and adults!

A Welcoming ecoKabbalat Shabbat: RSVP important

Kabbalat ShabbatJoin us for an eco-Kabbalat Shabbat welcoming Rabbi Matt & family! Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to our potluck dinner along with your own dishes & utensils for dining (that’s the “eco” part!). We’ll supply the ḥallah and wine for kiddush. Services will begin promptly at 7 pm, following dinner – it’s OK to come just for services if you can’t make it to the dinner.

As we need to work out how to accommodate dinner arrangements with the set-up for the Bēma show, it is critical that we know how many will attend for Shabbat dinner. If you plan to come, please RSVP to info@congregationemanuel.ca by January 15, 2020.

Kabbalat Shabbat is a spirited and joyful service with singing and storytelling lead by Rabbi Harry and the Shul’s very own KabbaShabba band! Services will conclude at 7:45 pm with a tasty oneg dessert. Fun and meaningful for both kids and adults!

Eco-Veggie Potluck Dinner & Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Kabbalat Shabbat PGFriday, December 6, 2019, 5:45pm Doors Open, 6:00pm Shabbat Dinner, 7:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service — Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to our potluck dinner along with your own dishes & utensils for dining (that’s the “eco” part!). We’ll supply the allah and wine for kiddush. The dinners are a great way to get to know each other and all are welcome. Services will begin promptly at 7 pm, following dinner – it’s OK to come just for services if you can’t make it to the dinner.
Kabbalat Shabbat is a spirited and joyful service with singing and storytelling lead by Rabbi Harry and the Shul‘s very own KabbaShabba band! Services will conclude at 7:45 pm with a tasty oneg dessert. Fun and meaningful for both kids and adults!
Please RSVP for the dinner at info@congregationemanuel.ca