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  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:30am

    This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion.

    All are welcome, whether experienced in meditation or not. The group is facilitated by CDT members with occasional participation by Rabbi Toba. No need to make a weekly commitment; join us when you’re able! (Please arrive no later than 8:30am, in order not to disrupt the session once we’ve started.)

    For more information, please email mindful-mornings [at] dorsheitzedek.org

  • Tot Shabbat

    60 Highland St., Room 111
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

    Tot Shabbat is a monthly Shabbat morning program, led by CDT members and educators Susan Moser and Tal Shalom-Kobi, for children age 5 and under and their parents. Join us in celebrating Shabbat with songs, stories, crafts and other fun activities!

  • Lift, Wrap, and Roll - A Training Session!

    60 Highland St: Sanctuary
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

     Saturday morning, April 29, following Shabbat services at noon

    Ever marveled at the graceful lifting of the Torah scroll at the end of the Torah reading? Wondered how to properly roll and “dress” the Torah scroll before we put it back in the ark? Here’s your chance to find out! The Ritual Committee will be showing all who are interested the ins and outs of the mitzvah of hagbah and gelilah-lifting and wrapping the Torah scroll at the conclusion of the Torah reading.

     

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:30am

    This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion.

    All are welcome, whether experienced in meditation or not. The group is facilitated by CDT members with occasional participation by Rabbi Toba. No need to make a weekly commitment; join us when you’re able! (Please arrive no later than 8:30am, in order not to disrupt the session once we’ve started.)

    For more information, please email mindful-mornings [at] dorsheitzedek.org

  • All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck & Kitah Dalet Siyyum

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:30pm

    6 pm - Candle lighting and dinner;
    6:45 pm - Service

    Once a month, we gather for a potluck vegetarian dinner followed by a musical, all-ages erev Shabbat service. Join us for this fun, musical erev Shabbat experience appropriate for adults and kids of all ages (especially kids in pre-school through 4th grade).  We’ll end at 7:30 pm with Oneg Shabbat (dessert).

    Please bring a vegetarian/dairy main dish to share - enough for 15-20 people.

    Kitah Dalet (4th grade) will also be honored tonight as they celebrate their Siyyum (celebration of learning).

  • Religious School Open House

    Jewish Community Day School, 57 Stanley Ave, Watertown
    Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am

     We invite prospective parents to get to know our Sunday morning program. Join us at 9:30 for z’man rishon, where our religious school community comes together for a weekly assembly that explores the themes of a shacharit (morning) service, other holidays or community events. When the students go to class, there will be time to meet with the school director and hear about the outline of the program.  After that, a parent volunteer will take you on a tour of the school so you can see the learning in action. Childcare will be provided upon request.

     

    To sign up to participate, please contact our Director of Congregational Learning, Rabbi Shahar Colt - dcl [at] dorsheitzedek.org. We look forward to seeing you!

     

  • Adoption in the Jewish Community

    JCDS, 57 Stanley Street, Watertown, MA
    Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:20am to 11:40am

    An exciting new component of this year’s Sunday morning program is that we are hosting a series of programs open to all adults (and teens, too!) in the community.

    On this Sunday, CDT member Jenny Sartori and her colleague Jayne Guberman, co-Directors of the Adoption & Jewish Identity Project, will share their research on the complexities of Jewish identity formation for adoptees as they navigate the relationships between their birth heritage and Jewish identity. Join us for a lively discussion of some of the many issues adoptees and their families face. This program will help us expand our efforts to be a truly inclusive community.

    Jenny Sartori is Associate Director of both the Jewish Studies Program and the Humanities Center at Northeastern University. Jayne Guberman is an independent oral historian who has done consulting projects with the National Yiddish Book Center and the University of Pennsylvania’s Jewish Counterculture Oral History Project, among others. Both are adoptive mothers.

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