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Ending Shabbat With Havdalah: A Light In The Darkness – Online

January 16 @ 7:00 pm EST


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However you may or may not celebrate Shabbat, acknowledging the end of Shabbat and the transition to the week ahead with a Havdalah service can be very powerful. Though the Havdalah service is brief, it involves all five of our senses in way that can feel magical.

Join 18Doors Rukin Rabbinic Fellow Rabbi Cheryl Jacobs to learn about and discuss the elements of the Havdalah service. We’ll discuss how you can celebrate Havdalah in a meaningful way in your interfaith relationship, bringing a spiritual charge to your Saturday evenings as you begin the week ahead. As we discuss Havdalah, which actually means “separation,” we’ll talk about ways that this beautiful ritual and rituals from each of your backgrounds, or perhaps ones that you create jointly, can bring you closer together. We’ll conclude with a musical Havdalah service led by Rabbis Cheryl and Andrew Jacobs.




Rabbi Cheryl JacobsMeet Rabbi Cheryl Jacobs

Rabbi Jacobs is the Director and co-founder of ISH, a welcoming, non-denominational spiritual service grounded in Jewish wisdom. Rabbi Jacobs creates an open dialogue with spiritual seekers everywhere and offers innovative resources to enable every individual to create the spiritual life that works best for them. A graduate of William Smith College, she received a Master’s of Divinity from Yale University and Rabbinic Ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary. A chaplain for law enforcement, Rabbi Jacobs is committed to embracing Interfaith families within Jewish life. Rabbi Jacobs is married to Rabbi Andrew Jacobs and mother to Abigail and Jonah.



Rabbi Andrew Jacobs

Meet Rabbi Andrew Jacobs

Since 2002, Rabbi Andrew Jacobs has been the spiritual leader of Ramat Shalom, a synagogue located in the suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rabbi Andrew is proud of the fact that he became a bar mitzvah when he was 26 years old. As he often explains, he knows firsthand what it feels like to have questions about Judaism and be too embarrassed to ask them. Rabbi Andrew was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. He holds a Masters of Arts in Jewish Art and Material Culture from the Jewish Theological Seminary in consortium with Columbia University and the Jewish Museum of New York. He has also studied at The American Jewish University in Los Angeles and The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

18Doors believes our community is enriched by the diversity of its members. We welcome all families, and invite racially diverse and LGBTQ families to participate in our programming.