Up-with-Joy Bulleting: Dec 14

1. Neshama Nights KITCHEN PARTY! – Saturday, December 19, 7-9 pm
2. Spiritual Learning Lab – a few spaces still available – Monday evenings, December & January
3. THANK YOU! Shabbat Chanukah at Chateau Westmount 
Emoji with musician-in-residence FRAN AVNI, special guest musician TERRY RIELLY, and others!
Day/Time: Saturday, December 19, 7-9 pm 
Location: YM-YWHA, 5400 Westbury Avenue, Kellert Hall
The traditional kitchen party apparently involves music and traditional songs and ends up with everyone hanging out in the kitchen for the night.” 
Join us for a sweet and short musical HAVDALAH service, followed by a rocking, spirited KITCHEN PARTYEmoji
Bring your drums and other musical instruments for a lively evening of traditional and not-so-traditional chants, songs, ballads, and much more that will lighten, brighten, and lift your spirit in this darkest time of the year.
Songsheets provided.
AND DON’T FORGET! Food and music are at the center of the kitchen party celebration, so please bring, as you are able, a healthy nosh or beverage to share.
Text: Jewish with Feeling by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Joel Segel
(Our first session, held last Monday, was deep and wonderful!) In this series of learning labs, we will be exploring Reb Zalman’s most accessible text on Jewish Renewal, called “Jewish with Feeling”. Together we will examine a Jewish spiritual path that joyfully reunites heart, mind, soul and body. Come learn the essential themes, chants, prayers, texts and practices of a spiritually renewed Judaism! A few books are still available for the cost price of $20. 
Facilitator: Reb Sherril 
Dates: 6 sessions, Monday evenings, Dec 7, 14, 21, 28, Jan 11, 18
Location: Centrally located; message me if you are interested
Time: 7-9 pm (Please be on time!)
Cost: $20 text
For the series: $60  (B’nai Or members), $72 (non-members)
For individual classes: $12 (B’nai Or members), $15 (non-members)
3. A Joyful Shabbat & Chanukah at Chateau Westmount 
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you lovely souls who showed up and joyfully participated in bringing Shabbat and Chanukah to the residents, caregivers and staff at Chateau Westmount. We visited with the residents, and offered a short, very musical prayer service followed by the lighting of the Chanukah candles. And then, we were happily surprised by the gift of delicious potato latkes for all, presented to us by the Chateau’s chef! Hope to see you again next month – watch for date and time in the January newsletter.
That’s it for now!
Have a wonderful week!
Reb Sherril 


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