Monthly Meditative Service

On the first Shabbat of every month, Rabbi Naftali Citron will lead a meditation service upstairs at the Carlebach Shul from 9:00 am - 10:30 am, followed by a Bagels and Whitefish Kiddush.

The meditation is based on both Chassidic and Kabbalistic contemplative traditions and uses the traditional siddur as a spring board to attain higher levels of consciousness.

Upcoming Sessions:
July 9th
August 4th
September 6th

June 24th - 25th
Shabbat Parshat Naso

Please note that Candlelighting times are for Manhattan only.
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Candle Lighting

8:13 PM
Mincha, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat Services led by Yehuda Green
Drasha: Rabbi Naftali Citron
8:13 PM

Morning Services

9:15 AM

Sof Z’man Kriyat Shema (Gr”a)

9:12 AM

Torah Reading: Dr. Raphie Kellman
Drasha: Rabbi Naftali Citron
Mussaf: Yehuda Green

Youth Program
led this week by Yossi Taviv

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Kiddush following services, sponsorship still available

Pre-Mincha Series

6:50 PM


7:50 PM

Followed by Seudah Shelishit, sponsored this week by Samuel Klepner, in memory of his mother

Outreach is innate to The Carlebach Shul, a natural part of the life-giving enthusiasm generated by a Reb Shlomo concert, a teaching or a prayer. Out of this united effort a way of life has emerged at the Shul, a direct reflection of the tremendous commitment of those who pray there. The traditional world meets the modern world around the Shabbos table where magnificent meals are served with teachings, stories or songs of Reb Shlomo and other Chassidic melodies. Observance and learning become so intense, exposure to Judaism so strong, that often secular Jews feel they become Jewish by "osmosis," while those exposed to more "everyday Jewishness" are surprised by the amount of in-depth learning and understanding of the tradition the congregants share. In fact, the uniqueness of our outreach program has recently been recognized by the Covenant Foundation -- a program of the distinguished Crown Family Foundation of Chicago and The Jewish Education Service of North America -- with a grant award to The Carlebach Shul, the only Orthodox shul to be so recognized. This award is now being implemented to replicate the Shabbos experience in ways that will engage communities with diverse levels of education, exposure and experience to the richness of Jewish spirituality using traditional approaches to prayer, learning and ritual.

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