Kabbalat Shabbat means “welcoming the Sabbath.” More specifically, the Jewish mystics conceived of the Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service as a welcoming of “the Sabbath bride,” the Shechinah, or feminine aspect of the Divine. Our newValor Grrrls Kabbalat Shabbat musical service celebrates this intrinsic feminine nature of Kabbalat Shabbat by spotlighting the music of female singer-songwriters. Through powerful, deeply-felt lyrics and moving melodies, Joan Armatrading, Natalie Merchant, Gillian Welch, and The Wailin’ Jennys help transport us into this other world we call Shabbat. Their beautiful songs inspire in us a commitment to work for redemption, to hearken to a more just and equitable world.The format of the Valor Grrrls Kabbalat Shabbat service is also central to the experience. We will sit in-the-round so our voices join together in a soulful core. This “singing circle” arrangement is inspired by Nava Tehila, the celebrated, Jerusalem-based nonprofit dedicated to the creation of innovative and engaging musical prayer spaces.Join us for the first Valor Grrrls Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, December 8. We’ll meet at 6 p.m. for a community nosh and the service will start at 6:30 p.m. The service is free, but pre-registration is required – please take a quick minute to sign up.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. Come one, come all!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
CBS is easily accessible via public transportation. We are conveniently located near the 38 and 28 line Muni stop lines on Geary Boulevard, the 1 line on California Street, and the 2 line on Clement.Street parking is available around CBS, although it can sometimes be challenging to find parking on our block. During the time of this event, there are no parking restrictions in effect.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email khegg [at] bethsholomsf [dot] org with any questions or call 415.221.8736.
What's the refund policy?
Refunds can be requested and made up until 24 hours prior to the event.