Fantastic February: Chase away the winter shivers!

1. An Intimate Evening of Deep Learning and Exploring with Rabbi David Seidenberg

When: Monday, February 2, 7:30 pm
Where: YM-YWHA/JCC 5400 Avenue Westbury, Multipurpose Rooms A & B
Donation: $10-$18 suggested; no one will be turned away, all are welcome

In time for Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Tree(s), come join Rabbi David Seidenberg as he weaves his brilliant magic with teachings from his new book, Kabbalah and Ecology: God’s Image in the More-Than-Human World (available as pre-order from Cambridge University Press). Reb David is the founder of – a website with many remarkable, amazing resources for anyone with interests in spirituality, ecology, cosmology, as well as beautiful hasidic music (some sung by Reb Zalman, z”l).

Please bring healthy seasonal noshes for our dessert-based potluck following the learning (as you are able). We suggest washed fresh fruit, dried fruit, seeds, nuts and other healthy treats and beverages.

About Reb David

Reb David teaches text and music, dance and ecology, and all aspects of Jewish thought and spirituality, in their own right and in relation to ecology and the environment. Areas include Kabbalah and Chasidut, Talmud, davvening, evolution and cosmology, sustainability, Maimonides, Buber, Rebbe Nachman, and more. Reb David has smicha (ordination) from the Jewish Theological Seminary and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, z”l, and is one of the world’s foremost scholars on Judaism and ecology. He has taught at over 100 synagogues, communities, retreats and conferences across North America. David’s teachings empower learners to become creators of Judaism through deep study and communion with texts and tradition. He brings not only expertise in science (ecology and cosmology) and texts (midrash, Talmud, philosophy, Kabbalah, Chasidus), but also engagement with spirit (mysticism, meditation, davvening, niggunim), embodiment, and ritual. His personal practice includes a focus on the “shamanic” dimension of rituals and religious practices.

2. Our beloved Kabbalat Shabbat services are back!!!!!

When: Fridays, February 6, February 20
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: YM-YWHA/JCC 5400 Avenue Westbury, Kellert Hall
Donation: $10-$18 suggested; no one will be turned away, all are welcome

Join us as we reunite for our first two Shabbatot of 2015!
Come to our deeply engaging Ruach Revival Shabbat services and experience GREAT music (new AND familiar!), GREAT davvening, and GREAT community!
Stay for the Oneg Shabbat following the service. We invite you to bring a healthy nosh – a light snack or beverage – to share, as you are able.

Looking forward to seeing you soon at one of our programs!

Blessings for an enriching and nourishing Shabbat and Tu B’Shevat celebration,
Reb Sherril

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