- 9:30 amShabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Gilah & Hazzan Ramón, Bar Mitzvah of Alex Wendell
- 6:30 pmFriday Night Service with Hazzan Ramón
- 9:30 amShabbat Morning Service with Hazzan Ramón
- 10:00 amBook Discussion – Fascism: A Warning
- 9:30 amShabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Gilah
- 6:30 pmFriday Nights Live!! Aging in Place in a Community “Village”
This Friday night our service is dedicated to klezmer music — lots of singing, lots of ruach! Spread the word, bring your family and friends, and help create together a sacred atmosphere, a place where prayers will fill the room and ascend to the heavens. Thank you to our musicians: Joan Dubinsky, Brad German, Craig Packard and Shira Reeves, for making the evening possible. Join Hazzan Ramón for a Kabbalat Shabbat service and potluck dessert oneg afterwards.
A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State (#1 New York Times Bestseller). From 10:00 to 11:30 a.m — coffee, bagels, and dessert are served, so it’s like a brunch with great conversation! Let us know if you’re interested (rsvp@shirathanefesh) and we’ll send you the address.
Shirat HaNefesh is part of the Ministerium in Kensington and Chevy Chase, Maryland — one of the longest-running organizations of local religious leaders in the country. We are pleased to take part once again in the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Concert sponsored by the Ministerium, featuring readings, teachings, and choral music from our Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities. Join Rabbi Gilah on Tuesday November 20, 7:30 pm, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 9705 Summit Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 for a beautiful interfaith evening. Free and open to the community.
Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend as we read the story of the reconciliation of Jacob and Esau in Parashat VaYishlach. The Rabbi’s Table will explore Jewish Meditation Techniques, led by Rabbi Gilah. What is Jewish about meditation? Do Jews have a history of meditation? How does Jewish meditation differ from Buddhist and other forms of meditation? Come find out! Services at 9:30 am, Rabbi’s Table at 10:45, kiddush at noon.
Our October Friday Nights Live!! program is devoted to the topic of the Village movement. Join us to hear Pazit Aviv, Village Coordinator for Montgomery County, explain the growth of Villages in the county, their achievements and setbacks, and how they can help people age in place.
Pazit Aviv has worked for Montgomery County as Village Coordinator since January 2014. She consults and facilities the growth of all active and developing Villages in the County. Prior to this position, Pazit worked at Montgomery County’s housing authority, where she developed innovative programs and services for independent low income older adults. Pazit lives in Silver Spring and has just completed a six year tenure as a board member of the Village of Takoma Park.
Join us for fun, candles, food, and the joy of Hanukkah! More details to come.