- Fall Scholars-in-Residence - the meaning of cosmic life revealed!
- November worship schedule
- The Halachic Imagination, a four-part introduction to how Jewish law evolves
- Yavneh men's spirituality group
- Social action challenge
- Composting for New Hope Community Garden
- Hanukkah gift drive
- NC Museum of Art - "Herod the Great: The King's Final Journey"
Registration deadline is noon tomorrow (Wednesday 10/29).
"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.
Click here for detailed program information and registration. Several partial and full scholarships are still available - email firstname.lastname@example.org to request.
If you are planning to attend the Introduction to Jewish Mysticism session with Reb Raachel the evening of October 29, 7:30 – 9:00, please email email@example.com to RSVP and let her know if you need directions to her home.
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.
November Worship Schedule
- Shabbat morning worship, Saturday, November 8, 10:30 am.
- Kabbalat Shabbat worship, Friday, November 14, 7:45 pm.
- Shabbat morning worship, Saturday, November 22, 10:30 am.
The Halachic Imagination
An 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. The next meeting is Monday evening, November 10, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Meets at Reb Raachel's home in Northwest Raleigh - RSVP to Reb Raachel.
Yavneh Men's Spirituality Group
The next meeting of the Yavneh Men's Spirituality Group is Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 pm. Join us as we explore Torah/Jewish-based spirituality from our perspectives as men, fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, and friends. Contact Lewis to RSVP and for directions.
Learn more about this and other Yavneh programs here.
Social Action Challenge
Yavneh has challenged the other New Hope Road Alliance congregations to exceed our contribution of at least 20 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.
Composting for New Hope Community Garden
The New Hope Road Alliance is now an official garden partner with Compost Now, http://compostnow.org/garden-partners, and should begin receiving compost by spring planting season. If you do not currently compost your household scraps, go to www.compostnow.org to see if the paid service is available in your zip code. If available, please consider composting and donating your compost to the New Hope Community Garden.
Hanukkah Gift Drive
Hanukkah is around the corner, and Jewish Family Services is organizing a gift drive to benefit individuals and families in the Jewish community who are facing economic and social challenges. JFS welcomes donations of gift cards and gifts for children and adults and facilitates volunteers to deliver these gifts to households unable to pick them up. Please contact Tracy Bennett for more information concerning donation and volunteer opportunities or to let her know about individuals and families in need of additional support during the holiday season.
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.