Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,
Save the date: we’re planning a special Shabbaton (an immersive Shabbat gathering of learning, joy, and togetherness) on January 20. This Shabbaton is taking place thanks to the students in my Journey Into Judaism class, and is open to the whole community.
The day will begin at 9:30am with Shabbat morning services. After services there will be a potluck Shabbat lunch at the synagogue (please RSVP by January 12 so we know how many places to set at the table!) — bring a vegetarian / dairy dish to share.
Following our leisurely Shabbat lunch we’ll gather for an afternoon of learning. (Stay tuned for more information on that.)
We’ll close with se’udah shlishit (the “third meal” of Shabbat — in this case, we will “dine” on song, poetry, and teachings about the very special qualities of the final hours of Shabbat) and havdalah (the ritual that ends Shabbat and ushers in the new week) at 4:45pm.
Please save the date and plan to join us! If you’re a Facebook user, feel free to RSVP via the event page: A Sweet January Shabbat.
Blessings to all —