With the days getting shorter and Shabbat coming in earlier, our main community gathering has now moved to the end of Shabbat, with a Melaveh Malkah (literally: "Accompanying the Queen"), commencing each week about 30 minutes after Shabbat goes out.

Just as Kabbalat Shabbat was instituted to joyfully welcome the "Sabbath bride", so the Melaveh Malkah was conceived as a ceremony accompanying her out as she departs. Most of the main elements of our Friday afternoon gatherings remain, but with the leyening and d'var Torah already looking forwards, focussed on the upcoming week, and with traditional songs for the end of Shabbat.