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Check the website calendar to view the current schedule of Friday Night Ruach services.

Prepare yourselves for a powerful experience in Jewish prayer. Our Sages teach that when a group of people pray together, God’s presence (the Shekhinah) dwells among them. The essence of the Friday Night Ruach service is intense congregational participation. This service is art of a new wave in Jewish prayer that began in New York, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem, where congregations like B’nai Jeshurun, Kehillat Shira Hadasha, the Library Minyan, and Yakar are tapping into the contemporary need to participate in song. We at Brith Shalom are seeking the spiritual power of a sanctuary filled with voices singing and swaying in unison! We need your voice. Come sing and feel God’s intimate presence, the Shekhinah.

In order to help the congregation raise their voices in song, we set traditional liturgy to Chasidic and contemporary melodies accompanied by Shabbat-appropriate instrumentation. We also provide transliterations and sheet music and, on request, can distribute the melodies on CD.

Learn the melodies of the Friday Night Ruach.

Guitar tutorials to help guitarists learn how to play the Friday Night Ruach songs.

After a joyous, uplifting service, people look forward to joining in the social hall for a delicious light kiddush supper. We shake hands, schmooze, and enjoy the company of one another. And when we leave, it's with a smile and a feeling of being invigorated as we look forward to coming together once again for the next Friday Night Ruach.

Join us for an engaging musical service with instrumental accompaniment followed by a delicious dinner with your CBS family. All ages welcome!

To sponsor a dinner, contact Lori Jacobs, Brith Shalom Administrative Assistant at or call 713-667-9201 ext. 319.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wed, July 24 2024 18 Tammuz 5784