Shabbat at The City Congregation

The City Congregation holds Shabbat celebrations once or twice a month on Friday evenings at 7:30 PM at our midtown location. Each Shabbat includes a 30-40 minute service followed by a presentation about a Jewish cultural topic, a pot-luck dessert, and time for schmoozing. Guests are always welcome to attend our free Shabbat celebrations.

To see when and where our next Shabbat service takes place, click here.

Secular Shabbat services

The essence of Shabbat is deeply compatible with our humanistic philosophy: to create a special moment in time when we set aside the work of our daily lives and rejuvenate our spirit for the week ahead. Our services combine modern readings, our own humanistic blessings, and original songs as well as familiar melodies with lyrics that have been adapted to reflect our humanistic beliefs.

Secular Shabbat Service

Jewish cultural programs

The City Congregation honors the Shabbat tradition of Jewish learning by holding presentations and discussions on a wide variety of subjects, from history and the arts to ethics and politics. Whether led by Rabbi Tzemah Yoreh, members of the congregation, or notable guests, these Jewish cultural programs are always fascinating, informative, and fun (and free!)

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Free children’s Shabbat program

Free childcare for kids five and older is available at all our Shabbat celebrations. Young children who don’t wish to join their parents for the adult services or cultural program can head to our kids’ room for singing, games, and simple arts and crafts.

10
April
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Join us on Zoom - link was sent to members Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Join us on zoom The ...

17
April
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Please join us via Zoom - link was sent to members Yom Hashoah testimony - Rabbi Dr. Aliza Erber This year at TCC’s Holocaust memorial Rabbinic Pastor ...

24
April
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Zoom event Children friendly service! Starts at 6:30 Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Join us on Zoom The City Congregation is a ...

1
May
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Zoom event Children friendly service! Starts at 6:30 Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Join us on Zoom The City Congregation is a ...

8
May
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World - Sasha Sagan Sasha Sagan joins us to discuss her own secular ...

22
May
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Please join us via Zoom The A-Z of Intermarriage - book launch by Rabbi Denise Handlarski What if everything you ever heard about intermarriage was wrong? Research ...

12
June
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Shabbat – End of Year Celebration

Join us at our final Shabbat of the season. Celebrate and thank our volunteers and Volunteer-of-the-Year. Share in our catered dinner—our last gathering until our summer ...

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