About a month ago we experimented with a more spirited Kabbalat Shabbat and the shul has never been more full on a Friday night. Many more women and kids joined the singing and dancing. It was uplifting for everyone who participated. We will enjoy Yakar Kabbalat Shabbat this week, January 27th, Parshat Vaera, with Mincha beginning at 4:35pm.
What is a "Yakar Kabbalat Shabbat?"
Yakar is a center in Yerushalayim, known for their beautiful, slow and harmonic singing during Kabbalat Shabbat. Most of the tunes are "Carlbach" with a few others mixed in as well.
Why should I join you?
It is still cold and dark outside and we need to create some warmth and light by coming together and singing together.
What should I expect?
Rabbi Cheses will be leading this with a few people helping with some harmonies on the side. Davening will start at 4:35pm in the main sanctuary and will be about 10-15 longer than usual.