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13 Reasons to try Shabbat

13 Reasons to try Shabbat

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13 Reasons to Try Shabbat at Chabad:

[1] The people are inviting and respectful
We pride ourselves on our warm and inviting environment. We welcome all — no questions asked! Want to try it out? Just stop by! There are no strings attached... You are welcome the way you are.

[2] We are a kid-friendly Shul
If your kids are being kids, that's fine with us... Children of all ages are welcome to participate. (Our Rabbi was once overheard saying that he thinks G‑d might appreciate the childrens' noise even more than the adults' prayers).

[3] You do not have to become a member
At Chabad, every single Jewish person "belongs." You do not have to be a member, and affiliation is not necessary. And no, there are no dues. You do not have to pay to pray.

[4] Your opinion will be respected and appreciated
We value your input in every area, and would love to hear what you think.

[5] Services are held in a home atmosphere
The Chabad Center of Arcadia is located in our very own home, giving it that "heimishe", non-comercial feeling.

[6] You will learn something new every time
The Rabbi and Rebbetzin pepper the morning with interesting thoughts and ideas regarding Prayer, the Torah, and Judaism in general.

[7] Prayers are joyful and uplifting
If you think Prayers are boring and stale, you have not been here yet... Between the singing, explanations and insights, the Services are brought to life!

[8] A vibrant, interactive, and provocative learning environment
Want a long sermon on the Parsha of the Week? Go somewhere else! Want predictable answers? This is not the place for you. But if you want a stimulating give-and-take which is actually relevant, then give us a try.

[9] The Kiddush is delicious
Following Services, we sit down for a delicious buffet Kiddush (including some hot Chulent)... You will not leave hungry!

[10] Services do not drag on forever
Want to spend the whole Saturday morning waiting for Services to end? You've got the wrong place! Want to sit around waiting for Prayers to begin? Not Here. What a novel idea... A Shul that starts on time, and Services don't drag on...

[11] Our Prayer Books (Siddur) are Hebrew/English and user-friendly
Our Prayer Books were actually printed in the 21st century! They are easy to follow and self explanatory. The page-by-page translation (and occasional transliteration) will allow you to follow and understand every part of the Service.

[12] Our Rabbi really means it!
Rabbi Stiefel is dedicated to making everyone feel comfortable at Chabad. He will go out of his way to accommodate you. He is equally committed to teaching authentic Judaism in a friendly way. To that end, he will address issues and answer your questions honestly and sensitively.

[13] We want you here!
Enough said...

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