BZBI, where you worship

Multi-Access Shabbat

    Kabbalat Shabbat

    Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday evening) services provide an intimate setting to usher in Shabbat. The service is held on the first Friday of each month in the Klinghoffer chapel (until it gets warm enough for us to return to outdoor services in Fitler Square Park) and includes traditional and contemporary melodies with voices joined together, helping to close out the workweek and ease us into a day of rest and connection with friends and family. The service is also live-streamed on Zoom.

    Shabbat Morning 

    Worship3Shabbat morning in our magnificent Goldberg Sanctuary is a special time at BZBI. We offer a warm and friendly environment in which to greet friends and be inspired by the words and music of our traditional egalitarian service – to celebrate our simchas (celebrations) and those of other congregants and to provide one another with spiritual support and comfort in difficult times. In addition, the service is offered on Zoom. Every Shabbat includes a full reading of the week’s parashah. Following services, in-person attendees meet outdoors for “grab n’ go” Kiddush while those on Zoom can catch up with friends and welcome newcomers at our small group Zoom Kiddush.     

    Shabbat Mindfulness

    Whether you have an established practice, have never meditated before, or are somewhere in between, please join us on the 3rd Shabbat of the month for Shabbat Mindfulness. After a brief check in, introduction, and kavanah (intention setting), we will sit quietly together, cultivating Shabbat peace. Click here to learn more.

    Congregant Nancy Leaderman will coordinate the group—please reach out to her with any questions.

    Board Game Shabbat

    Join members of BZBI after Kiddush for Board Game Shabbat, which takes place the third Saturday of each month. Play some of your favorite games from Mahjongg to Wingspan.

    Feel free to bring your own Shabbat friendly game and Kosher snacks to share! Click here to check on monthly meeting times. 

    Alternative Shabbat Morning Prayer

    Shabbhakti, a spiritual Yoga Experience, is a space where you can connect with your breath, body, and soul through Deborah Glassman - Yoga Teacheryoga, meditation, and chanting. BZBI’s Dr. Deborah Glassman, a certified yoga instructor, leads Shabbhakti, an embodied, prayerful Shabbat alternative on the second Saturday of each month. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and use a mat if possible.  This program is offered on select Shabbat mornings.  Please consult our calendar of events for more information.


    Your little ones can participate in Tot Shabbat each Saturday morning. Our Neziner Hebrew School also meets on Shabbat morning. Learn about Shabbat Education for our younger students at BZBI.