Have you “Got Shabbat?” We do!
Got Shabbat? is an opportunity for the whole community to come together and have fun, learn together and find new ways to celebrate Shabbat. Beginning together at 9:45am with songs and blessings, adults and kids are then invited to choose from a panoply of activities inspired by that Shabbat’s Torah portion or approaching holiday. Activities include yoga, arts, dance, text study, drama, drumming, and more! After the workshops we gather again to read a little Torah, close the service and enjoy lunch together. Come join us!
Past workshop offerings have included:
Shacharit & Elul Study
After warming up our spirits with prayers of the morning service, we will delve into teachings related to the month of Elul, the weeks leading up to the Ten Days of Teshuvah/Turning. How can we best prepare for the new year? What does it mean to make a “soul accounting,” one of the traditional practices of Elul? Adults and teens invited to explore!
Exploring Teshuvah through Poetry and Art
The High Holidays liturgy is bursting with beautiful and evocative imagery. In this session, we will explore one prayer, Hashivenu, in depth. We will discuss the images and feelings this prayer evokes in us, and we will use these insights to create our own poetry and art work.
Returning Through Rhythm
Participants will engage actively in a group percussion experience exploring relevant themes of the upcoming holidays. The cyclic themes of returning to one’s self, reflection on the previous year,and the interpretation of moving from “back-to-back” to “face-to-face” during the month of Elul will be at the center of a number of musical expressions geared toward all ages. Percussion instruments will be available for use, but if any interested participants have drums or small hand percussion to bring, that will open up the number of options for all.
T’shuva is a process of turning and turning and turning- like your hoola hoop! In this workshop we will spin around and play with hoola hoops to help us remember where we’ve been this year, and what we want to bring with us into the new year. (Hoola hoops will be provided, but please bring one if you have your own.)
Tot Shabbat- Songs, stories and activities for children ages 0-5 and their parents.
2017-2018/5778 Future Dates and Themes
October 7, 2017 - Sukkot themed
November 18, 2017
January 13, 2018 - MLK Day themed
March 17, 2018
June 9, 2018