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Fri, Jan 05


Location is TBD

SWF Musical Gathering

Alex and Gabriella Simon have hosted popular musical gatherings at their home in Santa Fe several times. This Shabbat with Friends (SWF) gatherings includes a potluck Shabbat meal with the Friday night rituals, collective singing of Jewish Shabbat and folk melodies with the Oneg Shabbos Ensemble.

SWF Musical Gathering
SWF Musical Gathering

Time & Location

Jan 05, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM MST

Location is TBD

About the event

Shabbat with Friends (SWF) gatherings embody the Jewish tradition of making the Sabbath a delight, in Hebrew, ‘Oneg Shabbat’. Held in homes and special venues in Santa Fe and ABQ, Shabbat with Friends gatherings are only held on the Jewish Sabbath (from Friday evening to Saturday nightfall). The aims of SWF gatherings are to

  • bring diverse people together in joy and fellowship.
  • cultivate a love of the Sabbath.
  • deepen Jewish identity.
  • inspire more Jews to host Shabbat meals in their homes and to welcome guests.
  • build a loving sense of community.
  • share the Sabbath with our friends from other faiths and cultures.

Many SWF gatherings feature our Oneg Shabbos Ensemble. These talented musicians and vocalists share beautiful music that inspires participatory group singing of our precious legacy of Sabbath songs and wordless melodies (nigunim).  Other conversation centered Shabbat gatherings engage people in thought-provoking conversations on things that matter. All our gatherings include traditional Sabbath rituals and blessings.

SWF is led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg who is our “Convener” and works to bring people together. SWF gatherings are free, open to the community, child-friendly, and include all ages and backgrounds. Every SWF gathering is welcoming, satiating, joyful, and spiritually fulfilling.


  • 30 minutes

    Doors Open

    The Simon's Residence

  • 1 hour

    Shabbat Dinner

2 more items available

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