- Worship - Sukkot, Shabbat, and Simchat Torah - Now with animal blessings!
- Forming Light, Creating Darkness: Quantum Physics and Kabbalah - Fall Scholars-in-Residence Shabbaton.
- Upcoming Yavneh programs - Soul Collage, Mitzvah Study, and Chinese Dinner
- Upcoming community programs - Triangle Seminar for Jewish Studies, Dan Nicols' "Road to Eden", and Susanna Heschel.
- Social Action - help register voters for upcoming election.
Saturday Morning, October 11th (10:00 am):Special Sukkot/Shabbat interfaith/interspecies worship:
Please join us at 10:00 am for an interfaith blessing of the animals in the Courtyard at Yavneh’s worship home, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, followed at 10:30 by our blessing the natural world with the lulav and etrog, Shabbat/festival worship (to which our animals friends are welcome), and a light “fruit and veggie” oneg in honor of the harvest holiday. Dogs need to be on leash; cats in carriers; horses on reins; and birds, bunnies, turtles, hamsters, frogs, fish, and other beloved beasties in appropriate portable homes.
Wednesday Evening, October 15th (7:30 pm): Simchat Torah celebration.
Dance with the Torah, pray and sing with Reb Raachel and Cantor K, revel in heart-filling klezmer music with Freylach Time. Uplift your soul by raising Torah, build friendships and community, turn your “oys” to joys!
Bring donations for the Food Basket or school supplies for Wilburn Elementary when you attend services. As well, Wilburn students are in need of underwear, socks, plain T-shirts (solid color, no decoration), pull-up shorts, and elastic-waist slacks.
Fall Scholars-in Residence
A “Don’t Miss” Event (unless cosmic probability gets in your way!). 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
The next Spirit-Wisdom-Intuition Yavneh SoulCollage® workshop is October 12, at 2:00 pm. (Schmoozing starts at 1.)
The next Mitzvah Study Group meets Wednesday evening, October 22, at 7:30 pm.
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.
Learn more about these and other Yavneh programs here.
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.
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.
Read about additional social action opportunities here.