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Fire & Stars

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Fire & Stars

In attuning to the seasons, Zmanim's Saturday/Shabbat gatherings are shifting. It's getting darker earlier, which means that Shabbat ends earlier. At our Fire & Stars gatherings we come together late afternoon to relax into the remaining hours of Shabbat together before transitioning into the very sweet end-of-Shabbat (havdalah) rituals together. When possible, the lighting of the havdalah candle and conclusion of these rituals will lead into a campfire together.  For this Fire & Stars, Josh will be sharing an adult teaching for Hanukkah.

Join us, from 4-7:30ish! 


~ 4 p.m         Shabbat time! (Nature and board games, relax, sing, etc.)
~ 4:45 p.m.   Official "Welcome" and story
~ 5 p.m.         Veggie/Dairy/Kosher fish potluck dinner*
~ 5:30 p.m.    Look for 3 stars!* (Havdalah rituals to separate between Shabbat and the rest of the week), leading into more stories and songs around a fire (indoors or outdoors, weather permitting). Do you know that Judaism has a rich, resource of folktales and legends? Come hear, and share, stories of witches, kings, magic, and more!

*Note- the precise timing of havdalah and the meal will vary each month depending on when we can see the stars. Some months we'll eat first; some months we'll mark havdalah first!

To bring: 

~ favorite adult & children's games to share- both indoors and outdoors games
~ campfire songs & stories to share
~ veggie potluck item for dinner
~ dish/silverware/cup set
~ warm layers (since we will hopefully get outside for a campfire, weather permitting!)
~ picnic blanket (optional)
~ instruments for songs (optional)

Earlier Event: December 14
Sacred Hebrew Chanting
Later Event: December 20
Kabbalah & Jewish Spirituality