On Saturday night we bid farewell to the “Shabbat Queen,” the same presence that we welcome on Friday night when we sing L’cha Dodi. There is a tradition of accompanying the Shabbat Queen as she leaves us with song and music, bringing the joy of Shabbat with us as we look toward the new week. This Saturday night, Rabbi Lewis, Nina Peskin and I will be joined by Mikael Elsila (piano), Jonathan Singer (drums), Cheryl Bettigole (clarinet), Elliott Seif (accordion), and Justin Fink (bass) in a Melaveh Malkah concert to joyously usher Shabbat on its way. We will be playing and singing Jewish music from around the world as well as some new music of our own, and there will be opportunities for dancing, too! This concert is a fundraiser for our Religious School’s music program, so we’re making music for the sake of music. I invite everyone to join us and accompany the Shabbat Queen on her way together.
See you there!