Shavua tov — a good new week to you. Happy Martin Luther King Day! If you’d like to hear excerpts from the “I Have a Dream” speech set to haftarah trope by Rabbi David Evan Markus you can do so here.
Join us on Shabbat morning at 9:30am. We’ll be reading from the Torah portion known as Bo, and services will be led by Rabbi Rachel.
And join us after morning services for our daylong Shabbaton! Here’s our schedule for the day:
9:30: morning davenen
11-12: potluck Shabbat lunch (bring a vegetarian / dairy dish to share)
12-1: What we talk about when we talk about God
1-2:30: Sense of Wonder (David Arfa)
2:30-3:30: Jewish contemplative practice (Steven and Rose)
3:30-4:30 Eit ratzon (“a time of will”) and holy time – teaching, poetry, and song
4:45: Havdalah (sunset 4:43)
All are welcome to join us for some or all of our Shabbat of learning and togetherness.
If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:
- 2006: Seeking compassion
- 2007: Ready or not
- 2009: Offering [Torah poem]
- 2011: Light and Ready [Torah poems]
- 2013: Inclusion and service
- 2014: All of us, bringing our all
- 2014: The Calling to Serve
- 2016: Shoes on, shoes off: spiritual journey and Shabbat consciousness
- 2017: With what we are to serve
- 2017: Exile and expansiveness
- And here are commentaries from the Union for Reform Judaism: Bo.
Wishing you blessings,