Kehillat Ma'arav

1715 21st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 / (310) 829-0566

Shabbat Services

Our current Shabbat services schedule:



Saturday Morning Services – weekly @ 10:00am

Join us in-person at KM, OR via Zoom with link below:


Meeting ID: 856 2029 5412



Kabbalat Shabbat – First Friday night of the month @ 6:30pm

Join us to welcome with joy and new energy the beginning of Shabbat. In-person only.

About our services:

Saturday Morning / Shabbat

Shabbat is the anchor of our community. A variety of activities highlight this special day of the week.

Every Saturday morning, beginning at 10:00am and concluding around 12:00, we enjoy a full traditional, but egalitarian, service. Members participate in a lively Torah discussion and may also lead portions of the service, chant a Haftarah or provide a scholarly discourse. We also honor our B’nai Mitzvah of all ages with the opportunity to lead services.

If you wish to participate in Shabbat services (receive an aliyah, perform the role of hagbah or g’lilah, open the ark, introduce a new prayer, give a d’var Torah or serve as an usher), contact the office and we’ll put you in touch with the Religious Practices Committee.

Children’s programming is available every Shabbat morning.

Following services on Saturday morning there is a kiddush. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know the members of the congregation and our clergy. Members take turns sponsoring the Kiddush to commemorate special occasions.

Friday Nights / Kabbalat Shabbat

Join us the first Friday night of each month beginning at 6:30pm, to welcome with joy and new energy the beginning of Shabbat. We pray with traditional and new readings and sing with accompaniment throughout the service from the KM choir and band.  You’ll be returning back home feeling re-Jew-venated!