Friday Night Services

RowanB'mtzva@CHLCNG2013 - 23Chochmat offers three Friday night services: Celebratory, Contemplative, and Community- Led. See the calendar for specific service dates and times. Read below for descriptions of each service.



Jhos & Julie color LARGEMa’agal Tefillah—Circle of Prayer Led by Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz 

7:30pm First Fridays of Each month

Welcome Shabbat with music from around the Jewish world, sweet meditation and maggidic mirth.  All are welcome — please join us!

Join our spiritual leaders Maggid Jhos Singer and Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz with their musicians for a full Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv (Evening Service).

Tot Shabbat at 6pm.

Reb BrianCelebratory Kabbalat Shabbat
7:30pm Third Fridays of  each month.

Led by Reb Brian Josef and the Shirat HaLev musicians.  Music, dance, prayer and teaching.

Tot Shabbat at 6pm

EstelleContemplative Kabbalat Shabbat
7:30pm  Fourth Friday of each month

“This service captures a beautiful blend of reverence, creativity, soulfulness, play, and spontaneity.” — avid participant

Come and connect with yourself, community, and the Divine with a Contemplative Shabbat service  blending  music, poetry, meditation, and sacred dance/dzikr.  Our caravan of leaders for this service include Reb Estelle Frankel (teachings/stories), Sheikh Ibrahim Baba (teachings/dzikr), Lior Tsarfaty (musician), Issa Nessim (musician), Bruce Silverman (percussion/poetry), Jeannette Ferber (vocals/harmonium)  Daniella Salzman (chi kung & vocals), Simone Adler (clarinet) and other guests.    Service is followed by Kiddush and potluck oneg.

This service is for adults and teens comfortable with periods of silence.

5th Wheel Minyan

7:30pm Fifth Friday of months with five weeks

5th Wheel Minyan is community-led. Join us for the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers and the Mariv (evening) service. The service leadership will be shared by those who attend, so bring your ideas on how to make it meaningful, your voices, instruments & prayers. Anyone welcome, whether or not you are familiar with the service.

Friday August 21 – Special Service


Join the sacred new collaboration of our spiritual leaders Maggid Jhos Singer, and  Shlichat Tzibur Julie Batz, along with the music direction by Reb Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, and accompanied by the Chochmat Halev’s Shirat HaLev musicians and friends for this heart opening and inspiring service  of prayer, song and dance. This is a full Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv (Evening Service).

Tot Shabbat at 6pm