March 5 / 25 Adar I
This Shabbat morning our gathering coincides with National Day of Unplugging! Join us, and many more across the country as we UNPLUG and choose to nourish ourselves in community this Shabbat morning. **The first 5 people to RSVP will receive their own"cell phone sleeping bag" to help them more easily "unplug" from their phones!
Torah Study & Jewish Music Jam
All ages welcome to our Shabbat services! No background experience or Hebrew literacy necessary.
10 a.m. Reading & Discussing the weekly Torah portion. How does it relate to our lives, today?
(There will be a separate adult & children's engagement with the weekly portion. Please RSVP by the Thursday before if you are bringing children, and let us know their ages. Children should also come prepared to be outdoors for this time, regardless of weather.)
11 a.m. Singing & Music Jam! All ages!
Bring instruments and your favorite Jewish songs (and lyrics to pass around if there are a lot of words), or just a willingness to open your heart as you lift up your voice in song, and use your hands to add rhythm and musicality to our Shabbat gathering!
12:00 pm Potluck Veggie Kiddush/Lunch & Schmoozing
WHAT TO BRING:
- Clothing to be comfortable outside if the weather permits
- A vegetarian dish to share for potluck kiddish lunch - organic, seasonal offerings from home gardens and local farms especially appreciated. Fish and dairy also welcome.
So we can have an idea of how many people are coming, please RSVP by the prior Thursday: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rabbi Josh @ 508.484.1631.
WHAT TO EXPECT
What can I expect Shabbat morning?
Our gatherings are always non-judgmental, inclusive and welcoming of any and all levels of Hebrew and Jewish literacy! No previous experience necessary.
We encounter the weekly Torah portion by creating space for meaningful discussion of those things that really matter to us, in conversation with the vastness of centuries-old Jewish conversation.
Finally, we close with blessings over the Shabbat meal: motzi (on bread) and kiddush (on grape juice). If you would like to bring food to create a fuller meal, please do so! (You are also invited to bring your own plate/utensils/cup if you are staying for a meal).
We welcome you to come for all or any part of the experience!