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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.

Join us, from 4-7:30ish! 

RSVP for the address by Thursday, 1/19 to


~ 4 pm Shabbat time! (For adults: Spiritual & Jewish music jam! For children: children-led games. Bring your favorite game/s to share!)
~ 5 pm Welcome
~ 5:15 pm GLUTEN FREE Dinner (Veggie/Dairy/Kosher fish potluck dinner; organic and local offerings much appreciated!) (Our host this month has a gf home)

Adult Salon during dinner: "An Introduction to Ken Wilber's Integral Theory- Trump, Judaism, and Everything Else"

~ 6 pm Star gazing (Look for 3 stars can be seen in one glance: end-of-Shabbat havdalah rituals (braided candle, grape juice/wine, spices, blessings, and songs)*
~ Fire (Campfire, songs, stories)
Rabbi Daria will kick off the story telling with a story that dates to 5th century Jewish community of Babylon. The story tells of a struggle with mischievous witches, and how the community was saved through ingenuity and by using the rainy season to their advantage!  

*Note- the precise timing of havdalah and the meal will vary each month, and 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 and Jewish/spiritual songs to share
~ campfire songs & stories to share
~ GLUTEN FREE veggie/dairy/kosher fish potluck item for dinner (Our host this month has a gf home)
~ 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: January 18
Sacred Hebrew Chanting
Later Event: January 25
Sacred Hebrew Chanting