It takes three things to attain a sense of significant being: God, a soul, and a moment. And the three are always here.”  – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

That said, sometimes we need a nudge, even a serious push, to wake us up to that sense of significance. We need to create holy space. That’s what Shabbat is all about: creating the space in our busy lives to capture and celebrate their significance, whether the place we’re at is a moment of gratitude and joy, or a place of loneliness and loss. Prayer clears space in our hearts to connect our souls to the moment, and to the greater Presence. We do that in Shabbat services at Mishkan with music, with meditation, with the traditional words of Jewish prayer, and through giving ourselves space to create our own words. 

Mishkan Shabbat services are held on the 1st Saturday morning of the month, the 2nd Friday night of the month & the last Friday night of the month. 

Upcoming Shabbat Services:

Friday, January 10 | 6:30 pm | Second Unitarian | 656 W. Barry Ave
Saturday, January 25 | 9:30 am | Second Unitarian | 656 W. Barry Ave
Friday, January 31 | 6:30 pm | JCYS | 2112 W. Lawrence Ave

Upcoming Family Rise and Shine Services:

Saturday, January 25 | 9:30 am | Second Unitarian | 656 W. Barry Ave





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Second Unitarian Church (656 West Barry Ave)

The Mishkan service brought my core values to the forefront, and it did so through the power of music, discussion, and inspirational leadership.

Lauren R.

Our Music

“The only language that seems to be compatible with the wonder and mystery of being is the language of music.”