“Kabbalat Shabbat” brings together community with song, dance and Challah in Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

“Kabbalat Shabbat” brings together community with song, dance and Challah in Grass Valley

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Chabad of Grass Valley is inviting the Jewish community to experience Shabbat together every Friday evening with their new “Kabbalat Shabbat” weekly event.

Men, women and children are invited to gather in a community space to sing prayers and special songs welcoming the Shabbat. Participants join in Hebrew or English and clap, tap and sing along as renowned singer Liron Artzi, originally from South Africa, leads the prayers with upbeat, lively tunes and dancing. Adults and children then gather around a Shabbat table for Kiddush, Challah and dinner, prepared by Chyena Yusewitz.

“This is the highlight of our week now,” says Chyena Yusewitz, program coordinator at Chabad of Grass Valley. “I am hoping that people will see our home as their second home, and a great place to gather, in a loving setting, at the onset of Shabbat.”

Future plans include themed Kabbalat Shabbat events for singles, seniors and families, as well as themed menus, such as Israeli-style, Italian, gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

All are welcome at 6 p.m. every Friday at Chabad of Grass Valley for traditional prayers, for the dinner or both. Reservations can be made by emailing Rabbi Nochum Yusewitz at rabbi@JewishGV.com or calling 530-404-0020. To sponsor a week or volunteer to cook, email chyena@JewishGV.com or call 530-404-0020.

Source: Chyena Yusewitz

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