December 2018 – January 2019

Dec
2
Sun
Sisterhood: Chanukah Party
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dec
3
Mon
Chanukah
Dec 3 all-day
Dec
8
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance: Great Texts of America
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In our ongoing project to rebuild the habits and skills of Democracy, we will apply the same Jewish questioning we use to address the Torah instead to another of our country’s founding documents: Federalist No. 10.  The conversation will be lively and bagels are provided!

Dec
14
Fri
Erev Shabbat Worship Service – Sermon in Song – Kol Shirah Winter Concert
Dec 15 @ 12:00 am - 1:15 am

Come join us for a wonderful Erev Shabbat concert – by our very own adult volunteer choir, Kol Shirah! They will perform traditional Shabbat and Chanukah melodies, directed by our choir director and accompanist, Mike Langlois.

As always, the concert and our service will be followed by a delicious Oneg to continue the sweetness of Shabbat!

Dec
15
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

This week’s Shabbat Sustenance will take place in the Adult Lounge.

Dec
22
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Dec
28
Fri
Finally Friday Shabbat
Dec 28 @ 11:00 pm - 1:00 am

Ahh, it’s finally Friday! Come celebrate the last Friday of every month with us! We will have a family-mindful service for the entire community, followed by oneg and dinner. Wine will be provided. Registration for dinner is required.

Finally Friday Dinner

It's finally Friday! Join us on the last Friday of every month for a family-mindful service followed by delicious oneg and dinner. Reservations for dinner must be made by 3:00 p.m. January 24.
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Dec
29
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Jan
5
Sat
Shabbat Sustenance– For the Body, Soul, and Mind
Jan 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We will begin our Shabbat morning experience with sustenance for the body – bagels and shmear, coffee and tea.  From there, we will enter into soul-filled sustenance, that may vary some from week to week, including mindful experiences of prayer, music, meditation or yoga. The remainder of our time together with be sustenance for the mind, a time of conversation and insight. Come for the food, stay for the spirit – we hope you will join us on this nourishing Shabbat morning journey!

Jan
12
Sat
Carrying Torah and Healing: Service of Healing Shabbat Sustenance
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carrying the Torah is one of the most powerful Jewish experiences, whether it happens once in a lifetime or every week on Shabbat. The scroll represents our history, wisdom and hope, and physically holding it energizes the soul. Unfortunately, it can be physically difficult, especially when stairs are involved.

 

Recently, one of our members was traveling at a different synagogue and while carrying the Torah, she fell. The Torah fell too, as our congregant broke her foot. She has been physically healing well, and the host synagogue was very gracious and caring about the accident, but she still feels a spiritual hurt.

 

When a Torah falls to the floor, tradition is to fast for 40 days as a sign of repentance. But since nobody can do that, the tradition has become to recruit 39 people to help by each fasting for 1 day. But we know this fall was not a sin, but simply an accident. Repentance is the wrong lens. Rather, we seek repair and healing.

 

Therefore, on January 12, 2019, Saturday morning, we will have a service of healing. As part of that service, we will read 40 verses of Torah, symbolic of the 40 day fast, and we will offer prayers of healing.

 

If you would like to help read or chant any number of verses (even 1 verse is a mitzvah), please click here to sign up.

 

If you are in need of healing and would like a special blessing (in addition to the names on our existing Mi Shebarach list), please email Mozelle.  Even if you had a broken bone 6 months ago and you are medically all better, a little prayer of gratitude can’t hurt.

 

Rabbi Holzman will also be making a donation in a multiples of $40 to the host congregation where this fall happened, and if you would like to contribute toward that (even $1 is a mitzvah), please send a donation to his discretionary fund. (This is not a big Campaign, rather a symbolic donation.)