Our Friday night worship service starts at 7:30 pm, and is followed by an Oneg. 1725 North New Hope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604.
Meditation is an ancient practice known to our ancestors for thousands of years old. Quieting the mind, making it more open, calm and friendly helps to create a sense of well being and peacefulness. Meditation instruction, group support and practice, which is being offered, can be used to create more peace and happiness in our daily lives. Techniques covered include breathing and mindfulness meditations, as well as practices from our spiritual tradition.
Clarissa Schaeffer leads a group on Monday nights in north Raleigh from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. She has taught meditation to Jewish, Buddhist and secular groups. She began a regular practice over 25 years ago.
Contact Clarissa for location, to RSVP, or if you have questions.
Nosh and mingle from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm; worship service from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm. (Note summer schedule.)
Saturday morning worship and Torah service starting at 10:30 am.
All are welcome - RSVP not required. At St. Mark's, 1725 North New Hope Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604
The book Putting God Second: How to Save Religion from Itself by Rabbi Donniel Hartman tackles one of modernity's most urgent and vexing questions: why are the great monotheistic faiths chronically unable to fulfill their own self-professed goal of creating individuals infused with moral sensitivity and societies governed by the highest ethical standards? If faith in God and God’s instructions are such positive forces in the world, how is it that such a high percentage of suffering derives from what we inflict on one another? Hartman proposes we put God second, by following God's own revealed preference for holding our traditions and ourselves to the highest independent moral standards.
We will be meeting on three separate evenings from April thru June to discuss this book and the questions that it raises. You are welcome to attend even if you do not read the book. Each evening will be self-contained, so you can attend as many or as few as you choose. The final meeting is June 7th. Meetings start at 7:30 pm.
We will meet at the Panera at 6201 Glenwood in Raleigh. This Panera (919-334-2726 ) is located south of Pleasant Valley Road on the west side of Glenwood.
RSVP on Meetup here. (If you're not a member of Meetup it takes a minute to join and it's free!)
Yavneh's Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 4th, starting at 4:00 pm, at St. Mark's (1725 North New Hope Rd, Raleigh). All Yavneh members are urged to attend; however, if you are unable to be at the meeting, it is still imperative that you send your voting proxy.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 30th, 7:30 pm at Beth Meyer Synagogue, 504 Newton Rd, Raleigh. An evening of learning and celebration of the holiday of Shavuot, with our friends from Beth Meyer. Noshing, panel discussion on "choosing Judaism" with Yavneh member Carol Gabor and others, more noshing, study sessions led by Rabbi Jurovics and Rabbi Solomon, and more noshing!
Out!Raleigh, Saturday, May 6th., 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Fayetteville St, downtown Raleigh. Once again Yavneh will have a booth at Raleigh's annual LGBT festival. We encourage members and friends to come downtown for the festival, and sign up for a shift at our booth. Sign up here!
Join with Reb Raachel and Yavneh community members for food and informal conversation. We will meet at 6:30 pm at Sassool Bakery and Cafe, 9650-149 Strickland Rd., Raleigh, NC. RSVP on Meetup.