Soulful Shabbat Service @ the Y, June 20, 7:30 pm

with R’ Sherril Gilbert and Fran Avni 

Time: 7:30 pm (Volunteers please arrive by 6:45 pm for set-up.)

Place: Kellert Hall, Snowdon YM-YWHA, 5400 Westbury Avenue (entrance faces the end of St. Kevin St.)


Are you yearning for a more joyful, inclusive Friday night spiritual experience? 
Do you feel a longing to connect with Shabbat in ways you haven’t found yet? 
Come join the B’nai Or community this Friday evening for a deeply Renewal, profoundly renewing Shabbat experience as we joyfully explore the many dimensions of Shabbat energy through sacred music, poetry, gentle movement, dance and prayer. 


After the service: We invite you to join us after the service for a communal dessert-y potluck nosh / Oneg Shabbat (“Shabbat delight”) gathering. 

Please bring, as you are able, a healthy sweet, treat or beverage to share. We keep vegetarian! To learn more about food at B’nai Or, please visit the new Food Policy page on our website: 


Donations/Membership: If our services and events inspire you, please consider a donation of any amount. You can also join B’nai Or with one annual donation. No one is ever turned away for an inability to pay, and visitors are always welcome. If you’d like to join B’nai Or with your donation for the year, rather than “donate-as-you-go”, a 2014 membership form is attached.


Shabbat at B’nai Or is a deeply Renewal, profoundly renewing experience as we joyfully draw upon the overflowing wells of Jewish sacred music, poetry, dance and prayer. Our Shabbat services are heart-centered, joyful, deeply sweet and warm, upliftingly informal and musical, welcoming, user-friendly and very accessible. We celebrate a Jewish path that is spiritual and beyond denomination, imaginatively combining tradition with innovation and renewal. We respect, honour, and encourage diversity of Jewish expression in our congregational life and activities. And you’ll love our siddur!

About B’nai Or:
 We welcome you whether or not you have another congregational affiliation, religious training, or experience in Judaism. We are committed to egalitarianism and the inclusion of GLBTQ individuals, interfaith families, people who are exploring Judaism, and people with special needs in all areas of synagogue life. We welcome you without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, or age. Let the spirit of being in a vibrant, friendly spiritual community that feels like home warm and open your heart. All are welcome!

Note: Please watch your emails and Facebook for information about dates and location of summertime Shabbat services.


That’s it for now!


R’ Sherril
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