Up-with-Joy Bulletin: July 24

1. We’re Back! Kabbalat Shabbat @ the Y, Friday, August 1, 7:30 pm
2. Community Shloshim Gathering for Reb Zalman, ztz”l
3. Upcoming Services and our Amazing Fall Line-up!

1. Kabbalat Shabbat @ the Y. Friday, August 1, 7:30 pm

We’re back after a short summer break. Please come join us for a special evening of deeply Renewal and deeply renewing Shabbat music and chant! We are SO looking forward to seeing you again! With R’ Sherril Gilbert and Musician-in-Residence Fran Avni. Potluck Oneg Shabbat (“Shabbat delight”) follows the service. Please bring a kosher vegetarian/vegan light nosh to share.

2. Community Shloshim Gathering for Reb Zalman, ztz”l. Sunday, August 3, 7:00 pm, Cafe Mariposa

Date/Time: Sunday, August 3, 2014, 7:00-9:30 pm (food available for purchase from 6:30 pm)
Place: Cafe Mariposa, 5434 Cote St. Luc Road, Montreal H3X 2C5

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1474385229469904/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&source=1

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
HaRav Meshullam Zalman Hiyya HaKohen ben Hayyah Gittel
August 28, 1924 – July 3, 2014 (5 Tammuz 5774)

Reb Zalman was the visionary father of the Jewish Renewal movement, a spiritual revolutionary who infused Judaism with a new, creative vitality and contemplative depth. Responsible for the revival of a Judaism that is meaningful on all levels – body, heart, mind, soul and earth – his expansive mind continually pushed the margins of spiritual growth using the languages of technology and ecology.

Each of us who has been touched by Reb Zalman carries our own memories, our own stories, our own holy sparks. For this Shloshim Gathering (observance of the end of the thirty-day period following his death), we invite you to come and share your rebbe stories – whether you knew him personally, or learned from his writings or recordings, or were influenced in any other way by him through his paradigm-shifting work over the years. Come taste this holy rebbe’s profound teachings and experience the deeply inspiring melodies and chants of Jewish Renewal. As befits a Reb Zalman memorial, members of a wide variety of Montreal communities are coming together for this very special gathering. All are welcome!

May Reb Zalman’s precious light illuminate our world for a long, long time, and may we, collectively, continue his mission of rousing and lifting up souls.

* Café Mariposa is a community café, and for this gathering will be offering a variety of vegetarian goodies such as samosas, perogies, salads, and burgers. Amazing gluten-free desserts also available. Prices range from $5-9 per menu item before taxes. Great coffee and teas too! Come support local business! 

Visit Mariposa on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/424450790984245/.

We welcome and encourage donations to help cover the costs associated with this gathering. Please contact R’ Sherril Gilbert at rebsherril@outlook.com to make a donation, or bring your donation to the gathering. Any donations beyond what we require to cover costs will be forwarded to ALEPH Canada to help disseminate Reb Zalman’s teachings through the new Integral Halachah Institute.

3. Upcoming Services and our AMAZING Fall Line-up – watch for more details to come!

Fridays – Kabbalat Shabbat @ the Y
August 15
September 5, 19
October 3, 17  (October 3: Erev Yom Kippur)
November 7, 21
December 5, 19 (December 19: 4th candle of Chanukah)

September 24, 25: Erev Rosh Hashanah and Rosh Hashanah Day 1
October 3, 4: Erev Yom Kippur, Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 21: Rabbi Goldie Milgram presents a Teshuvah workshop, 7-9:30 pm
Friday, October 10 – Saturday, October 11: Sukkot Shabbaton with Rabbi Daniel Siegel (Launch of the Integral Halachah Institute; Havdalah program)
Friday, October 31 – Saturday, November 1: Shabbaton with Reb Simcha Raphael (Twilight between the Worlds: Jewish Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits and Reincarnated Souls)

That’s it for now!
Pray for peace!
Blessings to all of us for a sweet and peaceful Shabbat

R’ Sherril

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