* Fall Scholars-in-Residence - the meaning of cosmic life revealed!
* Worship schedule
* The Halachic Imagination, a four-part introduction to how Jewish law evolves.
* Yavneh programs for this week
* A new social action challenge
* NC Museum of Art - "Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey"
"Forming Light, Creating Darkness: Quantum Physics and Kabbalah"
A Shabbaton with Rabbi Fern Feldman and Karen Barad, Ph.D.
This is a “don’t miss” event - unless cosmic probability gets in your way! Join us on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 as we have an extraordinary opportunity to learn with a rabbi and a particle physicist. From their different, yet overlapping, perspectives, they shed a new light on creation and Jewish teaching. Drawing on texts from Torah, kabbalah, and quantum physics, learn how our own actions and intentions participate directly in the ongoing life of the universe. Together, with the guidance of a master teacher of quantum physics and a rabbi, we will come to understand how all existence is alive and involved in the process of creation.
Shabbat Morning worship, Saturday, October 25, 10:30 am. - Join us and let the Noah narrative float your boat.
Scholars-in-Residence worship schedule (note early starting times):
Kabbalat Shabbat worship, Friday, October 31, 6:00 pm.
Shabbat Morning worship, Saturday, November 1, 10:00 am.
Worship services are open to the community. Participation in meals and study sessions requires pre-registration.
Bring donations for the Food Basket or school supplies for Wilburn Elementary when you attend services. Wilburn students also are in need of underwear, socks, plain T-shirts (solid color, no decoration), pull-up shorts, and elastic-waist slacks.
The Halachic Imagination
A 4-session overview of how the process of Jewish law, known as Halachah (The Path), has promoted creativity, evolution, and religious practicality for more than 2,000 years. Starts Monday evening, October 27, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. We will learn how systematic re-examination of the Covenant promotes Jewish vitality, and how Torah's role in bringing peace into the world can help guide us in determining Halacha's direction in coming decades. The last session will explore elements of the Renewal approach to this process, called "Integral Halacha." Meets at Reb Raachel's home in Northwest Raleigh - RSVP to Reb Raachel.
Yavneh programs this week
Mitzvot Study Group meets tomorrow night (Wednesday, October 22), at 7:30 pm.Contact Lewis to RSVP and for directions.
Enjoy Chinese Dinner with the Rabbi and other Yavneh community members - Sunday, October 26, 6:30 pm, at Neo-Asia Restuarant, 6602-1 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh. RSVP to Reb Raachel.
Learn more about these and other Yavneh programs here.
A new social action challenge
Yavneh has challenged the other New Hope Road Alliance congregations to exceed our contribution of at least 12 home-made scarves, hats, or mittens for the Dec 11 holiday party at Wilburn Elementary School, so that we are collectively able to create 100 student gifts. Scarves or other knit items will be offered to youngsters anywhere from kindergarten through 5th grade, so a variety of sizes and colors for boys and girls are welcome. No need to be fancy (though last year, the boys seemed to prefer stripes). Please contact Linda Bamford to pledge how many items you will create for “our kids” at Wilburn, 919-782-6027, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC Museum of Art - "Herod the Great: The king's Final Journey"
On November 9, 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Art is hosting its 14th annual Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Lecture, titled “Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey.” The free lecture will be given by Dudi Mevorach, chief curator at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and will be followed by a reception. More information on the lecture can be found here.