Shabbes (Fraytik Tsu Nakht)

Shabbes (Fraytik Tsu Nakht)Third Friday of each Month, September through June
Service and Dinner: 6:00 PM
Talk: 8:00 PM

One of our most popular programs! We observe our people’s tradition of welcoming Shabbes in a secular way, with candles, wine, challah, readings, singing, a pot luck supper and guest speaker.

Here is the logistical information, followed by the 2017-18 schedule:

  • RSVPs are required, whether you are coming for the full evening or for the talk only. Please phone or email Judy at 604-873-3243, jnicolsmith@shaw.ca. And leave your phone number and what you will be bringing. If possible, please RSVP by Thursday afternoon.
  • Admission is a contribution to the pot-luck supper or $15. (Admission to the talk only is $5; please arrive by 8:00.)
  • Please be here at 5:45 to set out your food contribution to the pot luck supper and socialize. The Shabbes observance starts promptly at 6:00.
  • If you have a few words, such as a brief poem or saying, to share about candles, wine, challah or Shabbes, please bring it along. There is a space in our service for your contribution.
  • When preparing food for the pot luck, think about feeding 4–6 people besides yourself. Couples please double that quantity or bring two dishes.
  • Food should be ready to serve. We have space for a bit of warming, but not enough to accommodate frozen dishes.

Schedule, 2017-18

Oct. 20: Neil Ritchie on Leonard Cohen
Nov. 17
: Matthew Gindin, Jewish meditation: New Age fad or ancient tradition?
Dec. 15: We celebrate “Jewish xmas”, i.e. we order in Chinese food and a watch a movie
Jan. 19: Lena Sverdlov, Freudian session (with no couch)
Feb. 16: Gordon Cherry, Birth of the Israel Symphony Orchestra
Mar. 16: John Silver, Opera marriages
Apr. 20: Janos Mate, Landfill harmony
May 18: TBA
Jun: Date and topic TBA