Up-with-Joy Bulletin: Jan 18

1. Spiritual Learning Lab – LAST CLASS! – Lab #6 Monday, January 18
2. KABBALAT SHABBAT / SHABBAT SHIRA THIS FRIDAY! January 22 
3. A SPECIAL DORSHEI EMET EVENT: A Cross-Cultural Music Celebration 
4. Winter/Spring – note change back to Friday services!
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1. Spiritual Learning Lab #6 – Last Session Monday, Jan 18!
Text: “Jewish with Feeling” by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Joel Segel
 
In this series of experiential, participatory learning labs, we have been exploring Reb Zalman’s most accessible text on Jewish Renewal, called “Jewish with Feeling”. Together we examine a Jewish spiritual path that joyfully reunites heart, mind, soul and body. A few books are still available for participants at the cost price of $20. 
TONIGHT’S TOPICS: The secrets of Jewish spiritual survival; “the only way to get it together is together”; and hope for a mitzvah-centered world.  All are welcome!
 
Facilitator: Reb Sherril 
Location: Centrally located; message me if you are interested
Time: 7-9 pm 
Cost: $20 text, plus $12/session (B’nai Or members), $15/session (non-members)
 
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2. KABBALAT SHABBAT / SHABBAT SHIRA THIS FRIDAY!
When: Friday, January 22, 7:30 pm
Where: JCC/YM-YWHA, 5400 Westbury Avenue, Montreal
Donations welcome
Shabbat Shira is the annual musical Shabbat celebration recalling the story of leaving Egypt, crossing of the Reed Sea, and arriving safely on the far shore. After the crossing, according to the story, Moses led the men in song, and Miriam led the women in song and dance all night long. This Shabbat will be Shabbat Shira – come participate in a joyful, musical prayer journey as we weave song and dance through the Friday night service. And then you are welcome to stay for our community oneg Shabbat – a kiddush/vegetarian potluck following the service. Please bring, as you are able, a nutritious nosh or beverage to share.
 
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3. Dorshei Emet Reconstructionist Congregation – SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENT!!!!
When: Saturday, January 23, 8:00 pm
Where: 18 Cleve Road, Hampstead
Suggested donation: $20 or what you can pay
Support the community in this cross-cultural musical celebration in support of Syrian Refugee Sponsorship – includes a musical hootenany and traditional Syrian music!
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4. Winter/Spring Schedule – note the changes!

Please note that, due to popular request, we are generally returning to our former schedule of Friday night services (first and third Fridays) for the rest of winter and spring. We will not be meeting on Saturday evenings during this time, unless there are special events, in which case you will be notified.

Here are the dates of our Shabbat services:

  • January 8, 22 
  • February 5, 19
  • * March 12 * (Satuday morning) Special Shabbat w/ Rabbis Rachel Barenblat & David Markus – details to come!
  • April 1, 15
  • May 6, 20
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That’s it for now!
Have a wonderful week!
Reb Sherril 

 

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