Monthly Meditative Service

On the first Shabbat of every month, Rabbi Naftali Citron will lead a meditation service upstairs at the Carlebach Shul from 9:00 am - 10:30 am, followed by a Bagels and Whitefish Kiddush.

The meditation is based on both Chassidic and Kabbalistic contemplative traditions and uses the traditional siddur as a spring board to attain higher levels of consciousness.

Upcoming Sessions:
September 5th
November 7th
December 5th

August 28th - 29th
Ki Tavo

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7:06 PM
Mincha, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat Services 7:06 PM


Monthly Meditative Service

9:00 - 10:45 AM

Bagels & Whitefish Kiddush following services, sponsorship still available

Morning Services

9:15 AM

Sof Z’man Kriyat Shema (Gr”a)

9:40 AM

Torah Reader: Dr. Raphie Kellman
Drasha: Rabbi Naftali Citron

Youth Program
led this week by Aviva Masarof

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Kiddush following services, sponsorship still available

Pre Mincha Shiur
Topic: The Account of Creation in Sefer Yetzira Part IV
5:55 PM
6:55 PM
Followed by Seudah Shelishit, sponsorship still available

Please Join The Carlebach Shul for our special Selichos service in the Carlebach tradition of seeking forgiveness through song with Yehuda Green

Saturday night, September 5th at West Side Institutional Synagogue,
120 West 76th Street

Doors Open 12:30 AM;
12:45 AM -
Words of inspiration: Rabbi Naftali Citron, followed by Selichos
Minimum donation of $20, no charge to Carlebach Shul members. All proceeds will be used to further the activities of the shul. To ensure entrance, please arrive early. Priority Admission tickets ($50) and sponsorships ($180) available Click here to purchase

Outreach is innate to The Carlebach Shul, a natural part of the life-giving enthusiasm generated by a Reb Shlomo concert, a teaching or a prayer. Out of this united effort a way of life has emerged at the Shul, a direct reflectsion of the tremendous commitment of those who pray there. The traditional world meets the modern world around the Shabbos table where magnificent meals are served with teachings, stories or songs of Reb Shlomo and other Chassidic melodies. Observance and learning become so intense, exposure to Judaism so strong that often secular Jews feel they become Jewish by "osmosis," while those exposed to more "everyday Jewishness" are surprised by the amount of in-depth learning and understanding of the tradition the congregants share. In fact, the uniqueness of our outreach program has recently been recognized by the Covenant Foundation -- a program of the distinguished Crown Family Foundation of Chicago and The Jewish Education Service of North America -- with a grant award to The Carlebach Shul, the only Orthodox shul to be so recognized. This award is now being implemented to replicate the Shabbos experience in ways that will engage communities with diverse levels of education, exposure and experience to the richness of Jewish spirituality using traditional approaches to prayer, learning and ritual.

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