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:
November 7th
December 5th

October 16th - 17th
Shabbat Pashat Noach

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5:56 PM
Mincha, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat Services 6:10 PM

Morning Services

9:15 AM

Sof Z’man Kriyat Shema (Gr”a)

9:55 AM

Torah Reading: Raphie Kellman
Drasha:Rabbi Naftali Citron

Youth Program
led by Aviva Masarof

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Kiddush follows services,sponsored by Stan & Janet Broome and by Bernie Broome in honor of the yahrzeit of their father Sidney Broome

Pre-Mincha Series
The Ba’al Shem Tov: teachings and stories of the founders of the Chassidic movement
2:00 PM
5:45 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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