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Seudah Shlishit

Seudah Shlishit, the Third Meal on Shabbat, is eaten in the late afternoon. Some people wash their hands with a blessing and say Hamotzi over two loaves of challah. Other people make Seudah Shlishit a lighter meal of tea/ coffee and cakes. It is part of oneg Shabbat, Shabbat delight, and so enjoying whatever is eaten is perhaps more important than eating a full meal. Seudah Shlishit is often seen as a rather mystical time, a time for deep contemplation and when prayer is especially likely to be heard.*


Learn about new projects in our community, study text & Jewish history, discuss current events, hear from guest speakers, and always conclude with Havdalah.
Led by various members and affinity groups at CBI.


Jews and Slavery
Saturday, February 4th
Zoom- CLICK HERE to register in advance for the link!

  • Did jews own enslaved africans?
  • Did they participate in the slave trade and if so how much?
  • How did jews justify having slaves religiously?
  • What were the opinions of the rabbis?
  • And more...

Daniela Weil was born in Brazil, studied at Brandeis University and lived in Houston for 20 years before moving to Austin 5 years ago. She is the author of The Diary of Asser Levy, a historical fiction about the first group of Jewish refugees that arrived in America from Brazil in the 1600's. She has a 16 year old daughter Lucy who is adopted from Ethiopia. Currently Daniela devotes her time to educating CBI folks on antiracism through her Chavuraction Circles, and on helping refugees through Austin Jews and Partners for Refugees, an organization she helped form. She loves science, history and constantly learning, and loves to work with CBI clergy and staff on engaging in social justice.

Past Program  Recordings

Mon, February 6 2023 15 Sh'vat 5783