- Interfaith Service of Light
- Upcoming Yavneh worship services
- Rabbi Lynn Claire Feinberg
- On the Yavneh calendar
- In the community
Interfaith Service of Light
On Tuesday, January 6, 7:00 pm, we are invited to be part of a worship service at St. Mark's, together with the other congregations of the New Hope Road Alliance faith communities, Yavneh’s primary social justice engagement. We will share music and prayers celebrating the mysterious reality that God is with us today as God has been in each and every age. The worship space at St. Mark's will glow with candlelight -- a visible symbol of God's love bringing light into our heart and souls. Bring your voice and spirit to this communal celebration of the enduring Divine Presence.
Upcoming worship services
- Shabbat morning worship and Torah service, Saturday, January 10, 10:30 am. Spiritual teacher Rinah Rachel Galper will offer a d’var Torah on the opening portion of the book of Exodus, “Sh’mot."
- Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday, January 16, 7:45 pm, “Divine Shape-Shifting."
- Shabbat morning worship and Torah service, Saturday, January 24, 10:30 am, led by Rabbi Lynn Claire Feinberg (see below).
Rabbi Lynn Claire Feinberg
Mark your calendar now - on Saturday, January 24th, services will be led by Renewal Rabbi Lynn Claire Feinberg, the first (and only) female rabbi in Norway. Afterwards, join the Rabbi for brunch and a broad ranging discussion. Born in Oslo, Rabbi Feinberg is the founder and spiritual leader of Havurat Kol haLev, the first Jewish Renewal havurah in Oslo. She is also a historian of religion, specializing in women and Judaism.
There is no charge for brunch, but RSVPs are requested so that we can be sure to have enough food. Pease RSVP via email or online at Yavneh's Meetup group.
Also on the Yavneh calendar in January
- Yavneh Men's Spirituality Group meets Wednesday evening, January 7, 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Contact Lewis Copulsky for information/RSVP.
- SoulCollage® returns with dual sessions on Sunday, January 11th and Monday, January 12th. More information available here.
- Reb Raachel will be offering a course on "How Judaism Reads Scripture" through NCSU's Osher Lifelong Learning Center. Starts January 21. More information here.
- CANCELED Finding Meaning in Catastrophe - join Reb Raachel, Dean of the Duke Chapel Dr. Luke Powery, and WUNC Radio's Frank Stasio for an interfaith dialogue examining how creative responses to disaster can lead to renewal and growth.
- Dinner with the Rabbi will be Sunday, January 25th at 6:00 pm. We will be meeting at Champa Thai and Sushi (8521 Brier Creek Parkway #119, Raleigh, NC 27617). Note earlier time and different location.
In the community
- TOMORROW NIGHT (January 5th), at 7:30 pm, There will be a screening of the important new movie Food Chains, which documents the mistreatment of farm workers picking supermarket vegetables.
- From Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, The Real Surprising Talmud, a course taught by Rabbi Ariel Edery, starts January 7th.
- Coming up at the Raleigh-Cary JCC (12804 Norwood Road, Raleigh) Scott Blumenthal will lead a discussion of his novel, The Kiss on Monday, January 5, at 12:30 pm.
- JCC Jewish Camp Fair (Sunday January 11th, 11am-2:30pm, Temple Beth Or Satisky Hall). A great opportunity to meet camp staff in person and find the best camp program for your child. Representative will be on hand from Blue Star Camps, Camp Airy, Camp JCC, Camp Louise, URJ Camp Coleman and URJ Six Points!