- Worship - Simchat Torah and more.
- Forming Light, Creating Darkness: Quantum Physics and Kabbalah - Fall Scholars-in-Residence Shabbaton
- Upcoming Yavneh programs - The Halachic Imagination, Dinner with the Rabbi, Mitzvah Study Group, Men's Spirituality, and Soul Collage ®
- Community programs - Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies, Dan Nicols' "Road to Eden", and Susanna Heschel
Wednesday Evening, October 15th (7:30 pm): Simchat Torah celebration. Our annual "pull out the stops" Simchat Torah celebration. Dance with the Torah, pray and sing with Reb Raachel and Cantor K, experience heart-filling klezmer music with Freylach Time. Uplift your soul by raising Torah, build friendships and community, turn your “oys” to joys!
Saturday Morning, October 25th (10:30 am): Shabbat morning worship. Join us for worship and see if the Noah narrative floats your boat.
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.
"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.
Upcoming Yavneh Programs:
The next Mitzvot Study Group meets Wednesday evening, October 22, at 7:30 pm. The purpose of this group is to introduce or increase intentionality (kavannah) into our individual spiritual practices. At each meeting we study a different one (or a group of several) of the 613 mitzvot (commandments). This group is open to participants of all religions (as well as genders, ages, etc.). 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.
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.
Yavnveh's Men Spirituality Group will meet on Wednesday, November 5, at 7:30 pm. Contact Lewis for more info.
The next Spirit-Wisdom-Intuition Yavneh SoulCollage® workshop is Sunday, November 9, at 2:00 pm. (Schmoozing starts at 1.) Contact Doreen for more info.
Learn more about these and other Yavneh programs here.
Upcoming Community Programs:
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.
On Monday, October 20, 5:30 pm, Carolina Jews for Justice is co-sponsoring a lecture and wine reception featuring Susanna Heschel. She will be discussing her father's (Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel) legacy as a human rights activist. Click here for more information.
The Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies offers a lecture series at the National Humanities Center in RTP. Please click here for full information about this semester’s topics and registration.