Community Shabbat Gatherings
We hold on every third weekend of the month a Community Shabbat Gathering. Most Community Shabbat Gatherings are our signature “Musical Shabbat Table”, a Friday night “Shabbatluck” feast with group singing led by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. The Shabbat meal is punctuated by live music and singing of Shabbat songs, Niggunim, and other songs from the Jewish songbook. It is an event filled with joy and enthralling music. We always offer childcare. These are always free to attend.
On occasion we host a guest speaker instead of the ensemble. Or we may hold the event on Saturday night to experience a Shabbat ending feast and Havdallah. The best way to keep informed about these monthly community gatherings is to sign up for our monthly newsletter.
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*Ushpizin is the custom of welcoming symbolic guests to the Sukkah during the festival of Sukkot. Join us for a musical "Ushpizin, Our monthly Community Shabbat Gathering on the Shabbat of Sukkot as we feast, sing, and celebrate the Festival of Sukkot on Friday, September 28th in the Panim Hadashot…Find out more »
Beautiful Words and Wordless Melodies: A Shabbat Dinner with Leonard Cohen and New Niggunim. We will combine the poetic music of Leonard Cohen, z'al' with a special offering of new niggunim composed by Joey Weisenberg and others.Find out more »
A Musical Shabbat Table with Rabbi Dov and Daniel Salka featuring Shabbat songs and niggunim. A lot of singing and good food.Find out more »
If you care for someone with a mental illness, you will find this gathering of great comfort and fellowship. This is a self-care non-sectarian Sabbath dinner for people who care for a loved one with a mental illness.Find out more »
Would you like to join in a high level discussion in the aftermath of the events in Pittsburgh? We will be gathering at the home of Shai and Krystal Ron in Renton to discuss modern anti-Semitism and how to understand it's growth in the US and in Europe. The discussion…Find out more »
Our Community Shabbat Gathering is an authentic and unique experience of the hospitality, the fellowship, and the joy of the Jewish Sabbath.Find out more »
A Home Shabbat Experience culminating in Havdallah. We will end Shabbat with beautiful group singing.Find out more »
Enjoy a beautiful experience of Shabbat along with a Singalong of Shabbat songs and selected favorites from Paul Simon with our Heart of Shabbat EnsembleFind out more »
A Home Hanukkah Experience featuring group singing and the music of the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. Open to people signed up on the Panim Hadashot guest list. Do you want to host at your home or community room? Contact Rabbi Dov Gartenberg at the contact page.Find out more »
A Feast of Breads, Olive Oils, and Questions: An Original Hanukkah SederFind out more »
Home Shabbat New Faces Guest Listing
Panim Hadashot-New Faces holds Home Shabbat Experiences all over Seattle. We encourage all our hosts to invite “new faces” to their event. If you are new to Seattle, want to build a Shabbat hospitality practice, learn more about Judaism, or love the Shabbat home traditions, you can join our New Faces Guest Listing.
Members of the New Faces Guest Listing receive frequent Shabbat invites. This is a wonderful way to meet new people and to experience diverse ways Shabbat is celebrated in Seattle homes and community rooms.
To join our New Faces Guest Listing, please subscribe here at any level, then contact us. Our Convener, Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, will ask you a few questions, then match you with Home Shabbat Experience hosts.