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Celebrate Shabbat

It's easy to lose track of what matters most, whether we are caught up in the hassles of daily life, stressed by the news, or facing life's challenges.


Shabbat literally means "stop." It is a time to unplug from daily pressures so we can connect with what is most important in life.​

Join us to receive the gift of Shabbat.

Light candles, sing, enjoy wine or juice, challah, a vegetarian meal, and meaningful conversation. No experience is necessary, and all are welcome.


photo by Olaf Herfurth

WHO: You don’t need to be Jewish, or familiar with Jewish tradition, to draw on the riches of Shabbat! No experience is necessary, and you are welcome no matter what your background. Feel free to invite friends and family. 

HOW: Join us Fridays at 6:00 pm PT online by Zoom for candle lighting and blessings over wine or juice and challah, or whatever you have!

We also hold in-person Shabbat gatherings outdoors. Details and registration info for the next one scheduled will be here, and will also be sent to our mailing list.

QUESTIONS: We welcome your email, or your call at 510-545-9977. 


Friday, October 13

6:00 - 8:00 pm, Berkeley Area Location TBD

Join Jewish Gateways for good company, good food, and Shabbat blessings. Rabbi Bridget will lead us in exploring "What Can Jewish Tradition Teach Us About Democracy?" Rabbi Steph will lead related activities for children.


This is a wonderful opportunity to come together, whether you're a long-time Jewish Gateways participant or new to our community. Register here.

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