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General congregational events

Tikkun Leyl Shavuot - Night of Study

May 16, 2021 - 7:30pm

Please be present as we join as a community to celebrate the festival of Shavuot on Sunday evening, May 16th at 7:30 pm. The evening begins with a short service at 7:30 pm. At 8:00 pm there well be a choice of three presentations on how modern Jewish thought leaders interpret the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. These presentations offer a mature, "adult way", of viewing the interaction between God and mankind at Mount Sinai and are not to be missed! Our three speakers will be Rabbi Maurice Harris, Marty Jacobs, and Rabbi Alanna Sklover. Descriptions from them are offered below. The second session at 9:00 pm will be a celebration of Shavuot through art (led by Suzanne Caster) or music (led by Rabbi Alanna and Andrea Jacobs). Descriptions from them are also offered below.

Shabbat Havurah

May 28, 2021 - 6:30pm

Returning on Zoom, covid-style. Details TBD.

Contacts are Amy Goldberg-Alberts and Alisa Belzer.

The 12 Step Havurah meeting

June 2, 2021 - 7:30pm

The new Or Hadash 12 Step Havurah is meeting at 7:30 pm every first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome. The power of the 12 Steps in helping anyone to cope with everyday life is the motivation for the 12 Step Havurah. Join us as we use Rami Shapiro’s book, Recovery--the sacred art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice (