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:
December 5th

December 4th - 5th
Shabbat Parshat Vayeshev

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4:10 PM
Mincha, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat Services
Drasha: Rabbi Naftali Citron
4:25 PM

Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Naftali Citron and Rabbi Shalom Brodt
Rabbi Shalom Brodt
is the founder of Yeshivat Simchat Shlomo in Jerusalem, named in honor of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Sholom has been working in formal and informal Jewish education for over thirty years. He regularly leads Shabbatonim and Beit Midrash workshops and provides professional teacher training sessions as well across America. $40 member, $50 non-members
A $5 discount per meal will be automatically applied to all reservations made before 1:00 AM, Wednesday,
December 2nd Click here to reserve

Monthly Meditative Service

9:00 - 10:45 AM
Bagels & Whitefish Kiddush follows services

Morning Services

9:15 AM

Sof Z’man Kriyat Shema (Gr”a)

9:25 AM

Torah Reading: Raphie Kellman
Drasha: Rabbi Shalom Brodt

Youth Program

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Kiddush follows services, sponsored by Laurence Kaplan and Simon Kaplan in honor of the Yahrzeit of Mignon Furman Kaplan

Post-Kiddush Series

2:00 PM
4:00 PM

Followed by Seudah Shelishit, sponsorship is still available

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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