The Shabbat Shalem program is an in-town Shabbaton held several times per year, aimed at Jewish educational growth and community building. It offers a complete Shabbat experience, including communal learning and meal, activities for children and joyful Shabbat celebration. Following Friday night services, the Kabalat Shabbat dinner draws up to 80 people for a communal meal before people re-gather in the sanctuary for learning. The Scholar in Residence presides over a combination lecture/torah study session. Classes reconvene the next day, following Saturday morning services. Exposure to such a variety of amazing torah scholars has ignited and deepened the passion for learning in our community. It can transform the way that people become lifelong learners.

To see a list of past visiting scholars, click here. 

Dr. Zvi Zohar
April 27-28, 2018
Zvi Zohar is a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. He is the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Sephardic Law and Ethics at Bar-Ilan University, where he teaches in the Faculties of Law and Jewish Studies and is editor in chief of the international Journal of Law, Religion and State. At Shalom Hartman Institute, he heads the Alan and Loraine Fischer Family Center for Halakha.

Friday, April 27, 2018
7:00 pm – Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat
7:38 pm – Candle Lighting
7:45 pm – Communal Shabbat Dinner (please click here to register or send an email with reservation to office@cbiberkeley.org)
8:45 pm – Learning w/ Dr. Zohar: Jewish Law and Zionism: Halakhic Ramifications of National Sovereignty.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
11:00 am – Sermon by Dr. Zvi Zohar
6:00 pm – Learning w/Dr. Zohar: “Rabbinic Creativity in the Modern Middle East: Teh Ben Ish Chai”
7:15 pm – Shabbat Mincha
7:35 pm – Seudah Shlishit
8:39 pm – Ma’ariv, Havdalah & Shabbat ends