Shabbat is a time when we can set aside all of our weekday concerns and devote ourselves to higher pursuits. We invite you to join our community during our Shabbat services. Services are held at Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Rd., Boulder.

Thursday Morning Minyan, 7am

Every Thursday morning at 7 am (8:30 on public holidays) we hold a traditional shacharit service, with a short Torah reading, followed by some learning and a light breakfast.  Services run just over one hour and are led by the rabbi and lay leaders.  This minyan has a lovely, warm atmosphere and provides a vital forum for members and guests who are saying kaddish.

Kabbalat Shabbat, 6pm (When scheduled)

In the first verses of Bereshit Genesis, God creates light and “there was evening and morning, the first day.” (Genesis 1:5) The rabbis reasoned that if the Torah, the product of divine revelation, said that the first day began with evening, that must have been God’s intention, for “days” to begin at sunset.  So when the sky is streaked with the fading Friday sunlight, in Jewish homes around the world, candles are lit, b’rakhot are said, and Shabbat is welcomed. And in synagogues, the Friday ma’ariv service begins with a series of hymns, Psalms, and blessings collectively known as Kabbalat Shabbat/ Welcoming the Sabbath.  Shabbat is a time of joy, and the six Psalms that make up the bulk of the Kabbalat Shabbat are celebratory, corresponding to the six days of creation; but it is L’kha Dodi that many feel is the true centerpiece of this portion of the Shabbat evening service.” Quoted from My Jewish Learning

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Saturday Shabbat Services, 9:30am.

“Shabbat Morning – Although traditional Jewish liturgy requires three services per day — morning, afternoon, and evening — the Shabbat Morning Service is considered by many to be the main service of the week. Somewhat longer than the other services of the week, the Shabbat Morning Service at CBS is egalitarian and traditional. We focus on a prayer experience enhanced by congregational singing and participation. Members read Torah and also have the opportunities to lead services and give Divrei Torah.  Join us after services for one of our famous kosher kiddush lunches sponsored each week by members of the congregation.” Quoted from My Jewish Learning

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Jewish Holidays

At Bonai Shalom, we celebrate the whole cycle of Jewish Holidays with services usually starting at 9:30am, but with variable times depending on the Holiday.  Please check our calendar for specific service dates and times.  Holiday services are warm, intimate and traditional with Yizkor on Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret, 8th Day of Passover and the 2nd Day of Shavuot.