Romemu Brooklyn

Come Celebrate Kabbalat Shabbat with Romemu Brooklyn on Friday, June 7th, at the Berkeley Carroll School

Join us for Romemu Brooklyn’s last service of the season, featuring the community band (services will resume after Labor Day)

Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Catered Dinner:

Fri. 6/7 @ Berkeley Carroll School

6 PM – Doors open @ 152 Sterling Place

6:30 PM – Services begin with the community band @ 152 Sterling Place (please email Hazzan Basya to participate in the community band).

Immediately after services – Catered Shabbat dinner & potluck dessert @ 181 Lincoln Place (only a 3-minute walk).

No registration necessary for services. 

For dinner, please register here.


More Romemu Gatherings & Community Wide Events

A Romemu Brooklyn Teaching with Rabbi David Ingber –

Mystery, Meaning, and Mountain: Shavuot with the Hasidic Masters

Sun. 6/2 @ 1 Grand Army Plaza, 1st Floor Lounge, Brooklyn

4-5:30 PM 

Join Rabbi Ingber in exploring the central image of the Shavuot holiday and the revelation of Torah at Mount Sinai. We will use the teachings of Hasidic and neo-Hasidic teachers to answer these questions: What does revelation mean? What is revealed and how? Where is revelation found and what is ultimately the power of Torah?

Please email samantha@romemu.org to RSVP. 


Shavuot Across Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9 @ Congregation Beth Elohim, Garfield Place, BK 

Time: TBD

Get ready for an all night tikkun. Romemu BK’s Hazzan Basya will be teaching at “Shavuot Across Brooklyn.”

Click here to save the date.


High Holy Days 5780 

Rosh Hashanah (Day 1 9/30)

Kol Nidre (10/8)

Yom Kippur and Neilah (10/9)

Location: TBD

We hope you’ll join Romemu BK for High Holidays this fall!

In the meantime: Would you (or your college-aged young professional) like to volunteer to help make BK High Holidays come to life? We’re recruiting for a Lead Volunteer Coordinator to get us started. Or just want to help out but need a different kind of task? We’d love to hear from you.

Contact samantha@romemu.org to let us know your availability! 


Experience Shabbat with Romemu Brooklyn

Romemu Brooklyn comes together for Kabbalat Shabbat and Shabbat Services twice a month. Whether you are a Brooklynite seeking elevated Jewish communal experiences closer to home, or a Romemu member interested in our new Brooklyn experience, all are warmly welcomed.

2019 Shabbat Dates:

Only one service left before summer break – Friday, June 7, 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat Services & Catered Shabbat Dinners (with Potluck Desserts!) @ Berkeley Carroll School

6 PM doors open / 6:30 PM service starts @ Berkeley Carroll School

  • Fri. 6/7 – It’s our last service of the season – featuring the community band. Email Hazzan Basya to join the community band! Services will resume after Labor Day, 2019
  • Sign up for dinner by clicking here.

2019 Fall Shabbat Dates:

Fri. 9/13, Romemu BK celebrates Kabbalat Shabbat “Under the Bridge” with Beineinu 

6:30 pm / Pier 1 Bridge view lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park

  • Romemu BK is collaborating with Beineinu to lead a community Shabbat celebration with live music. BYO Picnic Dinner. Challah and juice provided.
  • Click here for more info.

More Fall Dates TBA


Community Happenings

Join the Space Task Force!

Romemu Brooklyn is launching a new Space Task Force (which a few community members have already joined) to help us find alternative locations for as we grow or our current locations become untenable. If anyone wants to help scout out local locations, or has any other questions about getting involved, please let us know! Email Samantha Carlin Willis at samantha@romemu.org.  

Find us on Facebook

Click here for our our Facebook page

For Kids and Parents:

It’s a blessing to have so many next-gens amongst us. It’s also a challenge (that we’re up for!) to foster and protect the spiritual space of our Shabbat services. We ask all parents to take responsibility for their children not disrupting the kavannah (the intention) of the clergy and adults singing and praying together. We encourage families to sit together and the young ones who cannot maintain quiet, respectful participation to take advantage of options outside the sanctuary.

On Friday evenings, we encourage children and youth to stay with their families in the service through Lecha Dodi and then to rejoin for the closing song.

On Shabbat mornings, we encourage children and youth to stay with their families through the priestly blessing and then to rejoin for the closing song.

Get to Know Romemu’s Music!

Romemu is a place where music inspires us to feel and live deeply, to grow more empowered, to connect from the heart, and to be of service in the world. We’re happy to offer resources to help you learn some of our beautiful music. Below, please find recordings of five of our favorite Kabbalat Shabbat songs. Of course, it can also be a powerful experience to come to Romemu services with no prior musical knowledge and let the beautiful service wash over you. We invite you to make your experience entirely your own!

Lecha Dodi:

Higale Na:

Shalom Aleichem:

Shiru:

Yachid Ge’eh:

 Want to Get Involved in Nurturing Romemu Brooklyn?

There is a small but mighty team of Brooklynites working closely with the Romemu team to create all the Romemu Brooklyn gatherings. For more information about Romemu Brooklyn and how to lend your time and talent to this initiative, please email Samantha Carlin at samantha@romemu.org.