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Upcoming Events

Shabbat Shirah! The Sabbath of Song with Composer/ Singer Norma Brooks January 19, 2019• 9:30 a.m.

Join us for Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, on MLK Weekend, as we chant the Song at the Sea. Redemption, liberation, and song are forever linked in our history.  Join us as our own member Dr. Norma Brooks takes the Rabbi’s Table and leads us in a workshop on composing new liturgical music. Studying the text comes before there is any melody; the melody grows from the text.  Norma will walk us through her creative process and share with us comp ositions from her latest collaborative effort, Psalm Full of Soul.  Services with Rabbi Gilah and Norma start PROMPTLY at 9:30;  Rabbi’s Table at 10:45;  and kiddush at noon. 

Dr. Norma Brooks is a critically acclaimed composer of Jewish sacred music. Her melodies are sung in congregations across the United States. With Hazzan Ramón she co-founded Shalshelet, an international organization supporting the creation of new liturgical music. Her CDs include Your Bountiful Life and her latest work, Psalm Full of Soul, a groundbreaking collection of original melodies for texts from the Psalms, in collaboration with Gospel singers Vanessa Williams and Vince Evans, and with guest artists The Blind Boys of Alabama, Greg Boyer and Cantor Natasha Hirschhorn. 

Shabbat Shirah! The Sabbath of Song with Composer/ Singer Norma Brooks January 19, 2019• 9:30 a.m.

Book Discussion Group: And After the Fire, by Lauren Belfer
Sunday, January 20, 2019 • 10:00am

Get a jump on our next book discussion over the winter holidays:   a new powerful and passionate novel – inspired by historical events – about two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious anti-Jewish choral masterpiece, written by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both of their lives.  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.

Book Discussion Group: And After the Fire, by Lauren BelferSunday, January 20, 2019 • 10:00am

Friday Nights Live!! Tu B’Shvat Seder
January 25, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.

Our Tu B’Shvat Seder will be held on Friday night Jan. 25, with fruits and nuts and much talk of trees.  Join us for a speaker on permaculture, a Kabbalistic meditation on trees, and a celebration of this ancient day marking the new year for trees.  Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30; potluck dinner with Seder and speaker begins at 7:15.

Our speaker, Sharon Cohen, is the founder and owner for 20 years of Native Design, a landscaping design firm in Baltimore County and serving Montgomery County. She uses permaculture principles that enhance areas for people and wildlife at the same time. “Even a small bed of native plants in the back yard can restore biological diversity to an area…Our back yard is where we touch the earth.” 

Friday Nights Live!! Tu B’Shvat SederJanuary 25, 2019 • 6:30 p.m.

Shabbat Yitro Service and Rabbi’s Table: Black Power, Jewish Politics
January 26, 2019 • 9:30 a.m.

Join us for services at 9:30 a.m for parashat Yitro, followed by a Rabbi’s Table on the recent book authored by Marc Dollinger, Black Power, Jewish Politics.  Led by Rabbi Gilah and Scott Schneider, we’ll explore what happened to the Black-Jewish alliance in the 1960s — how it developed and how and why it frayed, what impacts the rupture had on both communities, and what resonances that history has for the controversy over the Women’s March.  Read an interview with the author at https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/06/04/613683819/exploding-myths-about-black-power-jewish-politics.  Kiddush follows at noon.

Shabbat Yitro Service and Rabbi’s Table: Black Power, Jewish PoliticsJanuary 26, 2019 • 9:30 a.m.

Havdalah and Lecture with Evelyne Tzoukermann
Saturday January 26, 2019 • 7 p.m.

France has been at the crossroads of many Jewish migrations for over 20 centuries. Some of these migrations have been through trade, and some have been through persecution, but they have each contributed to a rich fabric which reflects multiple historical layers. SHN member Evelyne Tzoukermann will provide an intimate look at life from the inside as a French Jew. With family roots that date back to the 10th century in France, she will share her own personal story, set against a backdrop of a multiplicity of immigrations and emigrations that have occurred over time across continents.  Come celebrate Havdalah and enjoy the lecture and discussion.  Location:  1206 Highland Dr., Silver Spring MD

 

Havdalah and Lecture with Evelyne Tzoukermann Saturday January 26, 2019 • 7 p.m.

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