Welcoming Shabbat

Prayers for Shabbat

Worship Adonai with gladness! Come into God’s presence with singing. (Psalm 100:2)

These prayers were recorded live at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, IL in 5780 / 2019-2020 for the purposes of education for the congregation.

Rabbi Michael Weinberg, guitar and voice
Director of Music Marla Aviva Bentley, voice and conductor
TBI Accompanist Jennifer McCabe, piano
Koleynu: The Temple Beth Israel Adult Choir
Special guests include: Rob Weinberg, guitar and voice, Christopher Mahieu, piano, Philip Seward, piano

Prayer books: Mishkan T’filah for Shabbat, and Mishkan T’filah for Weekdays and Festivals, published by the CCAR.

Primary sources of music include Shireinu and Gates of Song, available for purchase from Transcontinental Music Publishing, or directly from linked composers. Temple Beth Israel is licensed to stream through JLicense: #A-700135.

To stream Shabbat, Holiday and Festival services: https://tbiskokie.org

To read my articles on music and prayer, go to the Chai Notes column of the TBI Bulletin.

When we sing, we pray twice.

Welcoming Shabbat


Evening pages 4-5 in MT:
Vay’hi Erev / Vay’chulu HaShamayim

Shabbat Evening Kiddush – chanted

Moving from Mendelsohn Hall to the Lorge Sanctuary
Page 339 in MT:
Hal’lu (Psalm 150) – Sufi chant

opening songs

Evening page 10 in MT:
Mah Yafeh HaYom – Miron

Evening page 11 in MT:
Dodi Li – Steven Sher

Page 339 in MT:
Hava Nashira – Josh Nelson

Morning page 98 in MT:
Hal’luyah (Psalm 145) – Debbie Friedman

Ozi V’zimrat Yah – Shefa Gold