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.

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July
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Zoom event – details sent to members Or Tune in below Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Cultural program: Presentation about Khubz ...

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July
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Zoom event – details sent to members Or Tune in below Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Cultural program: My Humanistic Author: ...

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August
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Zoom event – details sent to members Or Tune in below Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Cultural program: TCC autobiographies: Shirley ...

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August
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Zoom event – details sent to members Or Tune in below Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Cultural program: Jews & Comics ...

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August
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Zoom event – details sent to members Or Tune in below Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Cultural program to be ...

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September
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Online streaming

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Zoom event – details sent to members Or Tune in below Our weekly service, streaming online. Prepare your candles, challah, and wine, and join us! Cultural program: Italian Jewish authors ...

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September
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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October
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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October
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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November
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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November
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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December
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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December
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service – Chanuka and Trivia Night

Menorah Lighting with Secular Humanistic Blessings. Be sure to bring your own menorah and candles! Delicious catered dinner with hearty meal, latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). Annual Jewish ...

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January
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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January
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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February
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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February
06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Annual Purim Celebration

Let's make it a festive party! One of The City Congregation's most enjoyable, and well-attended events is our Purim Shabbat, featuring dinner, hamantaschen, games, drinking, and ...

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March
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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April
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted - Yom Hashoah observance [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on ...

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April
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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May
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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May
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Our Shabbat service. Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies directly on our members. To suggest a ...

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June
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

Summer Shabbat - lighter program for the warmer weather! Cultural program to be posted. [rsvp_form] The City Congregation is a volunteer led organization, much of our programming relies ...

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