On Friday night, March 2, hundreds of synagogues across North America – including many right here in Connecticut — will take part in an historic national Jewish event to celebrate what unifies all Jews — Shabbat! Everyone is invited… singles, couples, families — all ages.
Organized by the National Jewish Outreach Program, Shabbat Across America is designed to give all Jews, regardless of affiliation, the chance to experience the beauty of Shabbat. Though the programs vary from synagogue to synagogue, many are highlighted by explanatory services, traditional rituals, delicious meals and lively discussions — are all important components of the Shabbat experience — as well as the opportunity to spend the evening with like-minded people, friends and family.
Here is a list of some of the Connecticut synagogues planning SHABBAT ACROSS AMERICA programs. For more information or to find an event in your area, visit www.njop.org.
Chester – Congregation Beth Shalom Rdofe Zedek; dinner at 6 p.m. followed by interactive service and Oneg Shabbat; activities for children; 55 East Kings Hwy, (860)526-8920, www.cbsrz.org. FREE (reservations requested)
Milford – Congregation Sinai; Friday night services at 6 p.m., followed by vegetarian dinner; 55 Old Gate Lane, (203) 301-0558, www.congsinai.com. $15 adults; $10 children. Reservations required.
Trumbull – Congregation B’nai Torah; dinner at 6 p.m. followed by services at 7:30 p.m.; 5700 Main St., (203) 268-6940, firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 adults; $12 children ages 6-13 (under 6, FREE); $64 family max.
West Hartford – Beth El Temple; contemporary service featuring the Shabbat LIVE! Band; three services to choose from at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.; 2626 Albany Ave., (860) 233-9891. Reservation a must.
West Hartford – Agudas Achim Synagogue; services at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.; 1244 North Main St., (860) 233-6241; $15 individual; $40 family max