First Friday…Live!


By Carole J Stone

Our next monthly “First Friday Live!” Kabbalat Shabbat Service will be on Friday, March 2 at 5:30pm.

Please join us for a lively, brief, uplifting musical Shabbat service. We will honor the traditions of Judaism by using familiar and contemporary poetry, songs, stories, and other readings. You will be invited to join in the singing and share in the readings.

We will begin our Shabbat gathering with a “meet and greet Oneg” at 5:30pm. The service itself will begin at 5:50pm and conclude by 7pm, in time for your evening plans.

Services will be led by Maxine Graboyes, formerly the Cantorial soloist for 23 years for B’nai Vail Congregation in Vail, Colorado. She brings beauty, grace, and enthusiasm to the music-making people who want to join in, raise their voices, and experience the joy of Shabbat.

Maxine has also had a long career as a professional singer, appearing on Broadway, television, and recordings as well as concerts here in San Miguel de Allende.

Co-leading the service is Judith Jenya, a life-long explorer of various Jewish paths and former director of a large synagogue. As part of the service, Judith will give a short, thoughtful talk, called a “d’rash.” She is a motivational and keynote speaker at many conferences. She has been acknowledged for her service work, including International Humanist of the Year in Europe in 2002 She incorporates Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world, into her life and into the FFL services.

We look forward to your heartfelt participation. We want to build a welcoming community and make a spiritual home for nontraditional Jews and those who may not have participated in other Jewish observances in San Miguel.

“First Friday..Live!” occurs each first Friday of the month at the JC3 (the Jewish Community & Cultural Center), Las Moras 47 at the corner of Cinco de Mayo, in Colonia Guadiana.

All are welcome!


Kabbalat Shabbat Service

First Friday…Live!

Fri, Mar 2, 5:30–7pm

Jewish Community and Cultural Center

Las Moras 47 (corner of Cinco de Mayo)

All are welcome!




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