Here with you beside me, I feel so greatly blessed,
life’s joys can be better when shared with friends and family.
We thank you for being here.
Shabbat is here; it is a time to be together, a time to rest.
As we sit together, feel each others hands as a chain around the table,
we enjoy the feeling of starting our Shabbat together.
As a group, let us release the past week.
Release its joys as well as its sorrows.
The last week is now part of our own personal history.
May its lessons be well-learned.
Allow us to use this Shabbat to help us rest and prepare our mind and body for the week ahead, and may this Shabbat be filled with joy and peace.
-Adapted from Mah Tovu’s Rabbi Ken Chasen and Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback
Why make an account and save your favorite JewBelong stuff? Because someday Jack is going to get off his ass and pop the question and you’re going to get to plan that wedding you've been thinking about since third grade.
Because why use any of your precious brain cells to remember where you kept those great readings that you’ll use someday at Jeffrey’s B Mitzvah? Make an account, keep the readings there. Easy peasy. The only thing you’ll need to remember is your password, and from personal experience that’s hard enough.
Hey, can you watch the phones on Friday? We have a thing.