For 500 years, Jews have used the Kabbalat Shabbat service to make a transition from busy weekdays to the calm spaciousness of Shabbat. In the Daven service, we will explore the Hebrew liturgy, using niggun (wordless melody), chant, song, and silence to engage this joyous tradition with our friends and families.
David Malman has been a CBS member since 1998. He has led Shabbat, daily minyan, and High Holy Days services. He is an active participant in Makor Or, the meditation group started by Rabbi Alan Lew (z'l). David and his wife Ellen Shireman taught a successful Learner's Minyan for several years, and he attended Joey Weisenberg's Building Singing Communities multi-day workshops in 2013 and 2014. He is honored and pleased to be welcoming Shabbat with the CBS community.
You can listen to the tracks below to familiarize yourself with the elements of our service.