Shabbat Shebang

Kabbalat Shabbat

November 30, 7:00pmKabbalat Shabbat Service: Come join the Hebrew School and experience a joyful, spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service with our amazing Kabba Shabba Band.  Services are spirited, interactive, and family oriented. If you are looking for intergenerational Jewish fun replete with singing, dancing, storytelling, great food and company, this is the place in Victoria. Services followed by a dessert Oneg at 8 pm.

November 30,  5:45 pm — Hebrew School & Community Shabbat Dinner: Before the Kabbalat Shabbat service, join Hebrew School families and friends for an eco-pot luck vegetarian dinner. Bring a vegetarian/dairy main course or salad and a small dessert along with your own dishes and cutlery (because many folk don’t have kosher kitchens, we can’t use the Shul’s dishes).  Label your dish with ALL ingredients. Please RSVP to info@congregationemanuel.ca if you plan to attend dinner so we know how many tables to set up.
Noise-alert: there will be an element of frenetic kid energy at this dinner. Feel free to come just for services.
Looking forward to an evening full of joy and connection!

Eco-Veggie Potluck & Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat PGFriday, October 19, 5:45 pm 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. Services begin promptly at 7:00 pm following dinner – it’s OK to come just for services if you can’t make it to the dinner. Services conclude at 8:00 pm with a tasty oneg dessert.

Please RSVP for the dinner at info@congregationemanuel.ca

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 conclude at 8:00 pm with a tasty oneg dessert. Fun and meaningful for both kids and adults, we hope you will join us for this wonderful inter-generational event.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Loses a Maestro

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Last Friday night’s eco-vegetarian (read: bring your own utensils and a veggie dish to share) kabbalat shabbat was a big crowd pleaser for the fifty synagogue members, friends and visitors in attendance. The kabbalat shabbat service was accompanied by our wonderful musical group, the Kabba Shabba Band, consisting of violins, guitar, harp, drums, singers and others. Kids were invited to perform dance routines with Rabbi Harry, and adults later formed a dancing chain. It was also a last performance for synagogue and veteran band member Dániel Péter Biró.

Sadly Dr. Biró, a UVic Professor of Music and renowned new music composer, organizer of the SALT New Music Festival, and a recent winner of a major Guggenheim fellowship, is departing for new horizons at the University of Bergen, Norway, where he has been hired to lead the experimental new music program. We wish Dániel, his wife Zsofia Surjan, and their son Dávid (a recent Emanu-El bar mitzvah), well on their journey north and eastward. They will be greatly missed. We hope to hear news of their flourishing new life in Norway!

Eco-Veggie Potluck Dinner & Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service

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Friday, June 29 Shabbat Dinner 6 pm – Kabbalat Shabbat Service 7 pm — Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to our pot-luck 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. Services will begin at 7:00 pm following dinner – it’s OK to come just for services if you can’t make it to the dinner.

Please RSVP for the dinner at info@congregationemanuel.ca
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 8:00 pm with a tasty oneg dessert.  Fun and meaningful for both kids and adults.This will be our last Kabbalat Shabbat until the fall.

Eco-Potluck Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday March 16 – Dinner: 6 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Services: 7 pm
Moved to – Rabbi Harry & RaeAnn’s Home
Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish with serving utensils – – we will provide compostable plates and cutlery and the ḥallah and wine for kiddush. The dinners are a great way to get to know each other and all are welcome. If you have not already RSVP’d and wish to come contact RaeAnn to see if you can be accommodated. Continue reading Eco-Potluck Kabbalat Shabbat

Eco-Potluck Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, February 16 – Doors open: 5:45 pm – Dinner: 6 pm – Kabbalat Shabbat Services: 7 pm – Congregation Emanu-El — Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to our pot-luck 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.
To facilitate the set-up of the social hall, please RSVP by  email to the Office by NOON February 14. Continue reading Eco-Potluck Kabbalat Shabbat

Eco-Veggie Potluck Dinner & Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service

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Friday, January 12: 5:45pm – Doors Open, 6:00pm – Shabbat Dinner, 7:00pm – Kabbalat Shabbat Service — Bring a vegetarian or dairy dish to our pot-luck 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.

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

Eco Vegetarian Potluck & Musical Kabbalat Shabbat

Kabbalat ShabbatFriday, November 3, 5:45 pm — 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 the wine for kiddush. The dinners are a great way to get to know each other and all are welcome.
Services 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 rockin’ Emanu-El band. Services conclude at 7:45 pm with a tasty oneg dessert. The is a fun and meaningful event for kids and adults.
Please RSVP for dinner at the office@congregationemanu-el.ca .

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Veggie Pot Luck Dinner

Friday, June 23, 7:00 pm, at the Brechners’ • 

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Come join us at Rabbi
Harry and RaeAnn’s home for a joyous and spirited Friday night service followed by a festive Eco-Vegetarian/Dairy
potluck dinner. We promise great music, storytelling, dancing and a wonderful
opportunity to connect with community and enjoy a great meal together.

Please RSVP RaeAnn for the address.
We’ll be eating on compostable dishes – items brought will not be able to go
into the oven, so plan on room temperature or cool dishes.

Shabbat Shebang, March 17

Friday, March 17

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  • Community Dinner 5:45pm
  • Kabbalat Shabbat Service 7:00pm

Come experience a joyful, spirited Kabbalat Shabbat service
with Rabbi Harry and the rockin’ Emanu-El band, for anyone who loves singing,
dancing, storytelling, great food and company. Services followed by a dessert
oneg

Before services, join friends and family at an eco-pot luck
vegetarian dinner. Bring a vegetarian/dairy main course or salad and a small
dessert along with your own dishes and cutlery (because many folk don’t have
kosher kitchens, we can’t use the Shul’s dishes). Label your dish with ALL
ingredients. Dessert oneg follows services. Please RSVP to RaeAnn Brechner if you plan to attend
dinner so we know how many tables to set up.