Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service

A joyful and soulful musical Kabbalat Shabbat chant service. with contemporary melodies, traditional liturgy, and meditation. Co-led by members Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein and Daniella Forstater.

We gather and shmooze at 6:15, to be ready for the davvenen at 6:30 pm.

Join us afterwards for a veggie/dairy potluck dinner and more singing into the night.

If you need a babysitter to help with your young children during services, contact or so we can arrange to have a teenage baby sitter available.

Shabbat Music

Many of the chants and melodies we use in our Shabbat services have been created by talented Jewish Renewal musicians.

You can learn more about Hebrew chant and familiarize yourself with the music of Rabbi Shefa Gold at

Some of the music of Nava Tehilah Ensemble is available on YouTube.

Shabbat Mornings

Learn here: About our P’nai Or siddurim

A weekly time for  rejuvenation, study, and awesome prayer with new and old friends.

9:15-10:15 am • Torah study and discussion  Delve into each week’s parasha (reading for the week) led by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Maggid Melvin Metelits, and other P’nai Or members. No prior Hebrew or Torah study experience is required. Just an inquiring mind!

10:30 am •  Shabbat morning davvenen, led by Rabbi Marcia Prager, Hazzan Jack Kessler, and members of the community with great music, chanting, and silence in a morning of Hebrew and English prayer. The Torah service, a blend of discussion and other creative offerings, invites us to make connections to our personal lives. Various instruments add spirit to this community gathering

1:00 pm • All are welcome to stay afterwards for our communal potluck veggie/dairy meal.

2:00 pm • After lunch, members stay for various gatherings, teachings and our delightful ‘Shabbas Shmooze’.

P’nai Or uses the siddurim/prayerbooks created by Rabbi Marcia Prager. Copies of the siddurim and a CD of the melodies may be ordered directly through her website at