Romemu in Brooklyn

Welcome, Brooklynites

We are happy to invite you into Romemu Brooklyn, an emergent community that is open to all who are interested in exploring and creating elevated Jewish experiences for all.

The Romemu Brooklyn community is currently gathering on a monthly basis from October to May for Kabbalat Shabbat services and potluck dinners. We are excited to announce that we’ve added two additional Romemu Brooklyn gatherings:

    • First-ever Shabbat morning service on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 10:00 am. (More info below)
    • Romemu Brooklyn Takes Manhattan on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 6:30 pm. (More info below.)

Want to be in the loop about Romemu Brooklyn?

Please email Chantelle Attarian at to add your name and email address to our new listserve. Also, please join us check out the Romemu Brooklyn Facebook page for updates.

Upcoming Kabbalat Shabbat Services & Potluck Dinners

Now you can experience all the spirituality and joy of a Romemu Friday night in an exciting additional location. Brooklyn services occur on the third Friday of every month from October 2017 through May 2018. 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.

Note: All services at Romemu in Manhattan will go on as scheduled.

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 16, 2018 Register here!
  • March 16, 2018
  • April 20, 2018
  • May 18, 2018


  • Doors open and snacks served at 6:00 pm
  • Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30 pm
  • Potluck Shabbat dinner immediately follows at about 7:45 pm


February 16 Kabbalat Shabbat and potluck will take place at First Unitarian Congregational Society at 119 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 


We would love to know if you’re coming to the service. Registration for the potluck is required. Click here to register for February 16th.

Find us on Facebook

Click here for our Facebook event 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 the Kabbalat Shabbat service. 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.

Good news! Israeli shinshinim (youth emissaries) will offer ,fun Shabbat activities for kids 5 and up during the service and after dinner. If you have children ages 4 and under, we will have babysitting for $10/child.

First Ever Romemu Brooklyn Shabbat Morning Service

Join us March 3 2018 at 10:00 am at First Unitarian Congregational Society at 119 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.Chazzan Basya, along with the first two Romemu Brooklyn B Mitzvah students, will lead.  No registration required.

Experience Romemu in Manhattan

Friday, June 8, 2018, 6:30 pm: Romemu Brooklyn is warmly invited to participate in and experience full-bodied Romemu (Manhattan) Kabbalat Shabbat services at 165 W. 105th Street, NY, NY. Immediately following will be a Shabbat dinner for Romemu Brooklynites with Romemu clergy and professional and lay leadership to get to know each other. Required pre-registration for Shabbat dinner will open later this spring.

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:


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 Chantelle Attarian at