Up-with-Joy Bulletin: Sep 2

1. Kabbalat Shabbat THIS FRIDAY @ the Y!
2. VERY SPECIAL Fall Programming

1. Kabbalat Shabbat @ B’nai Or Montreal Community Shul THIS FRIDAY!

Date/Time: Friday, September 5, 2014, 7:30 pm
Place: YM-YWHA, 5400 Westbury Avenue, Kellert Hall
Doors open at 6:30 pm for volunteers / set-up.

Welcoming back guest musician Terry Ysrael Rielly to our community!

NOTE: Fran Avni, our precious musician-in-residence, has a painful knee injury and most likely will not be ble to join us this Shabbat. MUSICIANS AND SINGERS: We welcome and encourage you to join us and bring your special gifts to our Shabbat celebration!

As usual, our famous Potluck Oneg Shabbat (“Shabbat delight”) follows the service. Please bring a kosher vegetarian/vegan light and healthy nosh to share, as you are able.

Note: We meet on the first and third Fridays of each month, so our next Shabbat service will be on Friday, September 19, 2014.

2. A first look at our VERY SPECIAL Fall Programming @ B’nai Or Montreal – details to come!

a. Sunday, September 21: A Slichot Program and Tshuvah Workshop with Rabbi Dr. Goldie Milgram. Reb Goldie returns to B’nai Or Montreal for a very special evening program! Reb Goldie is a popular award-winning educator and innovator of programs, books and resources for meaningful Jewish living. She received rabbinic ordination from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and also was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (ztz”l) as rabbi, spiritual director, maggid and shalicha. Reb Goldie was the Dean of the Academy for Jewish Religion (1994-2002), and was on faculty for the ALEPH Ordination Programs, Princeton University, and Gettysburg College. She is author of Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Shabbat and Holy Days, Living Jewish Life Cycle: How to Create Meaningful Jewish Rites of Passage at Every Stage of Life, Seeking & Soaring: Jewish Approaches to Spiritual Direction, Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Approach to Creating a Meaningful Rite of Passage, and the newly released New Mitzvah Stories for the Whole Family. Website: http://www.reclaimingjudaism.org/node/47

b. Friday/Saturday, October 10-11: Shabbaton with Rabbi Daniel Siegel, Rabbinic Director of ALEPH Canada. Reb Daniel was the first person to receive rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, as well as receiving an additional level of ordination as a Dayan/Adjudicator. Reb Daniel is the editor of the Siddur Kol Koreh project and numerous books and other teachings of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. He was Associate Dean of the ALEPH Ordination Programs and is a teacher of Jewish Law and Practice and founder of the Integral Halachah Institute. The Shabbaton will include a Friday night service, learning on Saturday afternoon, seudah shlishit, havdalah concert, and the launch of the Integral Halachah Institute. The Saturday afternoon and evening programming will include multi-community, cross-generational programming on planning for the future of Jewish Renewal and Jewish spirituality in Canada.
Website: http://rabbidanielsiegel.com/

c. Friday/Saturday, October 31-November 1: Dr. Simcha Raphael. Rabbinic chaplain, therapist, death awareness educator, and author of Jewish Views of the Afterlife. Founder of the Da’at Institute, Reb Simcha offers counseling services and death awareness programs on bereavement, rituals of death and dying, and spirituality of the afterlife journey. Program will include a Friday night service, and a havdalah gathering on Saturday evening. Reb Simcha will be teaching and telling stories on the subject of Twilight Between the Worlds: Jewish Tales of Ghosts, Wandering Spirits, and Reincarnating Souls. The Saturday evening havdalah programming will be particularly appealing to families with children and young adults. During this weekend, Reb Simcha has also been invited to teach in the community at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue and at Temple Emmanuel. Website: http://www.daatinstitute.net/

That’s all for now! Hope to see you on Shabbat and at our Fall events!

Pray for peace!
Blessings to all of us for a sweet and peaceful Shabbat

Reb Sherril

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