Adar is the month where we all get to dress up in the costumes of our favorite characters. A great tradition is the satirical Purim Spiel. Another is Shalach Monot, bringing food-usually sweet treats, to our neighbors.
As we come into contact with our homeless neighbors in these cold days of Adar, consider bringing them some food- a snack that might not be in their regular diet. Spread the sweetness and joy of Adar!
Please join the Kol Ami community for this animated Shabbat service and Purim celebration. We encourage participants to bring dairy or vegetarian dishes to share for the kiddush following the service. Rabbi Ben Shalva will lead this service.
Rabbi Ben Shalva is a yoga instructor, meditation teacher, spiritual guide and musician. He received rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and has served as a rabbi in synagogues, college campuses, hospitals and prisons. A student of yoga and meditation for over two decades, he currently teaches yoga, meditation, and Jewish mysticism in and around the Washington D.C. area, including as a faculty member of the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington. He can also be seen shlepping his guitar to songleading gigs at synagogues and college campuses throughout the D.C. area and beyond. Benjamin lives in Reston, Virginia with his wife Sara and their two children.
The service will be followed by an Adult Education session exploring the proposed change to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College admissions policy about whether the partner of a student needs to be Jewish. The service will be followed by an Adult Education session exploring the proposed change to the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College admissions policy about whether the partner of a student needs to be Jewish. You can read statements on the issue written by four Reconstructionist rabbis at Rabbinic Perspectives on the Partner Status Policy - Jewish ... http://www.jewishrecon.org/files/PDFs/Rabbinic%20Perspectives%20on%20PSP... and other writings on non-Jews and the Reconstructionist movement on the movement’s website, RRC.edu. Bring your own thoughts, experiences, and perspectives to our discussion.
The service will be in the chapel and the kiddush and Adult Education program will be in the Library.
The festivities begin with a potluck supper, to be followed by a Megillah reenactment (bring those acting and improv skills), singing, and an arts-and-crafts table. Please bring a dish of your choice for the potluck supper. To sign up, please go to:www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C48ABAD28AB9-kolami Start practicing your cheers (Esther) and jeers (Haman): we are going to make joyful noise. Come one, come all, and come in costume (if you dare). If you don't have a costume, no worries -- we'll have two large bins of costume makings at the celebration. For those of you with children enrolled in JCEP - there will be no class that day. Get groggy with the groggers! You don't schmooze, you lose. In the Fellowship Hall.
Please join the Kol Ami community for this warm Kabbalat Shabbat service in the Activity Room, co-led by Marcel Infeld and Betsy Greer. The service will begin with a brief (5-10 minutes) discussion of overlooked symbols in the Siddur that help pronunciation, then proceed to a "songfest" service. We encourage participants to bring desserts to share for the Oneg following the service.
The prophet Ezekiel appears to reject the Second Commandment, which asserts that the sins of the parents are visited uopn their descendants up to the fourth generation. Is Ezekiel the first Reconstructionist? Read Ezekiel, chapters 17-32, and join the conversation. Room assignment is pending.
Please join Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and the Kol Ami community for a warm Kol Ami Shabbat service in the Chapel. We encourage participants to bring vegetarian dishes to share for the potluck kiddush across the hall in the Library (rooms 13 and 15) following the service.
Following the kiddush, Rabbi Berner will teach an adult education session "Listening with the Ears of the Heart": A Contemplative Approach to this Week’s Torah Portion VAYIKRA (the first portion in Leviticus).
Please join the Kol Ami community in celebrating a meaningful and insightful seder in the Fellowship Hall for the second night of Passover.
Please join the Kol Ami community for this warm Kabbalat Shabbat service in the Activity Room. We encourage participants to bring dessert dishes to share for the dessert oneg following the service. The leader will be determined at a later date.
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