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Community Shabbat with Guest Speaker Professor Ruth Langer

Saturday, December 14, 2019 16 Kislev 5780

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMSanctuary

This morning at our Community Shabbat service, Rabbi Ruth Langer will speak on How We Pray Today.

Rabbi Langer is Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Boston College and Associate Director of its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. She is the author of To Worship God Properly: Tensions between Liturgical Custom and Halakhah in Judaism


Shir Shabbat services are held in the chapel Saturdays at 10:30 am between Simchat Torah in the fall and Shavuot in the late spring. Congregational volunteers fill the positions of lay leader, lay cantor, Torah and Haftarah readers, and by delivering an explanation, or D'rash, relating to the Torah portion, or another Jewish topic.

As you enter the chapel, you will be greeted warmly and made welcome. The participants create a uniquely spirited and heartfelt atmosphere blending traditional prayers and music with relevant commentary on important issues. No expertise is required to attend, and all ages are welcome.

Torah Portion: Vayishlach
Haftarah Portion: Hosea 11:7-12:12

Leader: Rabbi Aron
Lay Cantor(s): Shell Rubenstein
Torah Reader(s): Diane Goldman
Haftarah: ---
Guest Speaker: Professor Ruth Langer


Get Involved: We welcome your involvement and participation! Please email our Shir Shabbat chair to find out more.

For a full list of upcoming Shir Shabbat services and the lay leadership participating at each service, visit our Shir Shabbat Services page.

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