Calling Shofar-blowers: We invite all of you to create a “T’kiah G’dolah M’od,” a really loud blast, at the end of our Yom Kippur Worship (Saturday, October 4).
You can find information about Yom Kippur worship, including a full schedule, here. If you have not yet mailed your reservation, please rsvp by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and send in the form at your earliest convenience during the holiday season. We look forward to welcoming you.
Please notify Reb Raachel of loved ones you would like to remember during our Yom Kippur Yizkor (memorial) service (email@example.com).
As you prepare to attend worship, please keep in mind that many people are sensitive to scent. May we all enjoy the companionship of the new year in joy and comfort.
Fall Scholars-in-Residence Advance Reservations
Mark your calendar now for “Forming Light, Creating Darkness: Quantum Physics and Kabbalah,” A Shabbaton with Rabbi Fern Feldman and Karen Barad, Ph.D., on Friday –Saturday, October 31 – November 1. Yavneh invites you to 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. For detailed program information, click here.
Upcoming Yavneh Programs:
- Yavneh’s Men’s Spirituality Group will meet next on Wednesday evening, October 1, at 7:30pm.
- The next Spirit-Wisdom-Intuition Yavneh SoulCollage® workshop is October 12, at 2pm. (Schmoozing starts at 1)
- The next Mitzvah Study Group meets Wednesday evening, October 22, at7:30pm.
Upcoming Community Programs:
- The Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies opens its fall semester at the National Humanities Center in RTP on Tuesday, October 7 (subsequent sessions will be on Monday evenings). Please click here for full information about this semester’s topics and registration.
- On Sunday, October 19, 7:00 pm, at Beth Meyer Synagogue, renown Jewish musician Dan Nichols (son of our beloved friends Bonnie and Bill Nichols) will perform after the NC premiere of his film, “Road to Eden,” the story of an unforgettable journey that Dan Nichols and his band, Eighteen, took through the Deep South. Reservations are required and space is limited. Click here for more information, and here to purchase tickets online. Admission: $18 for adults, $10 for students; this presentation is co-sponsored by Beth Meyer and TBO.
Social Action Opportunity:
Wilburn Elementary School is seeking a volunteer to teach/coach some children on how to play Chess either before or after school, once a week. School begins at 9:15 am and ends at 3:45 pm, so the morning program would occur between 8:00 and 9:00 am and the afternoon program would occur between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. The volunteer can teach a morning OR afternoon session. A teacher will assist and make all the arrangements for the sessions, sign up students, provide sets, and other volunteers to meet with the group, so the volunteer would only need to do the teaching/coaching. Please email Linda Bamford by Friday, October 3 if you know of anyone interested in this volunteer opportunity. Remember: all volunteers will need to have (or renew) a background check through the WCPSS. Volunteers may register at Wilburn Elementary or any other Wake County public school through October 31.
Read about additional social action opportunities here.