The centerpiece of our unique Shabbat experience is the service. It is both instructional and traditional. Rabbi Glass has the daunting task of making the service accessible to the newest beginner while keeping it appropriate for the very observant. We make sure everyone knows where they are and understands the structure, while all participants are challenged to grow further. The Rabbi's weekly messages are also designed to be understood by the novice while also holding interest for the more knowledgeable.

At Synagogue for the Arts, we are very aware that people lead very busy lives and weekend time is precious. That makes it even more essential that we create a Shabbat experience that will be meaningful and significant every time they attend.


Each week after services we have a substantial Kiddush, a full home-cooked meal attended by 30 to 60 people. Our community comes together to share a meal, schmooze, catch up and meet new people. It is an opportunity to share what is in our lives with friends. We talk about politics, science, art, family, school, ethics, and yes, even argue about the meanings of Torah. We have such a good time we will often stay 3 hours or more.

We are always careful to provide for the dietary needs of vegetarians. (We are so grateful to our supervising chef Dolores Wine and our congregation's many cooks who put together each week's amazing offerings).

Preparing a KiddushThe menu changes from week to week. You will often find various types of salad, fruit, cholent, eggs, tuna, kugals, bean salads, and on sponsored days, white fish, smoked salmon, grilled vegetables, and other favorites. Then there are the deserts. Tea cakes, babka, cookies, home made honey cake, cheese cake, rugelach and more.

If you would like to help keep our communal Sabbath meal going, you can donate to our Kiddush fund.