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Fire & Stars

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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, 2/16 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 Veggie/Dairy/Kosher fish potluck dinner; organic and local offerings much appreciated!)

Adult Salon during dinner: "Elijah the Prophet- our Passover & Shabbat special guest. Who IS this guy?"

Rabbi Daria will kick off the story-telling with a heart-warming story about Elijah the Prophet's challenge to a blind girl, and her witty response.

~ 6 pm Stories & Star gazing (Looking for 3 stars that 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 special story from our tradition, and then we open the space for all!

*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 this week
~ 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: February 15
Sacred Hebrew Chanting
Later Event: February 22
Sacred Hebrew Chanting