Sovev is the transcendent aspect of the Divine, that which surrounds everything, that which we're always swimming in, existing in. This shabbat could be an attempt to mimic that and access that. By davening in a circle, we are creating a space and a service to tap into the transcendent nature of the divine, to transcend ourselves, the prayer we could do on our own, the prayer that we could do with just words, or the normal nusach. Shabbat Sovev is a chance, sitting and singing in the round, to access God's transcendent qualities.

ממלא כל עולמין 
וסובב כל עולמין 
ומבלעדך אין שום
מציאות כלל
(רעיא מהימנא, זוהר)

God, You are The One who fills all worlds (You are immanent in space and time)
and The One who surrounds all worlds (You are transcendent in space and time)
and The One who, without You, there would not be even reality at all

Shabbat Sovev was created at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, by Rabbis Rebecca Schatz, Adam Kligfeld, and Cantor Hillary Chorny, as a response to innovate Kabbalat Shabbat. We use melodies from artists such as: Joey Weisenberg, Nava Tehila, Raz Hartman, Moshav Band, Yonina, B’nai Jeshurun in New York, Shlomo Carlebach and many others.

Join us in intentional melody and setting for infusing Shabbat with light, love and song!

2017/2018 Dates
September 15 (community Shabbat dinner)
October 20
November 3
November 17 (community Shabbat dinner)
December 1
December 15
January 5
January 19
February 2 (community Shabbat dinner)
February 16
March 9
March 23
April 13 (at Temple Beth Am in LA)
April 20
May 4 (community Shabbat dinner)
May 18
Jun 1
Jun 15

Want to be more involved with Sovev? Share your musical selections and/or talents? Come to our Sovev Mishmar (learning, schmoozing and singing) the Thursday night before the first Sovev of the month – 10/19, 11/2, 11/30, 1/4, 2/1, 3/8, 4/9, 5/3, 5/31 – All dates are also on the PSC calendar.

Questions or Musical Suggestions: rabbischatz@peninsulasinai.org