Calendar

Mar
23
Sat
Tot Shabbat @ Rabbi Simcha's home
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Rabbi Simcha will be hosting us this month for Tot Shabbat at her home in Mount Airy. An email will go out to members with young children with the address, or feel free to contact Rose or Liz (see below).

Tot Shabbat  is a monthly parent led time for families with young children to hang out together, learn about and celebrate Shabbat with songs, stories, challah and grape juice. Older siblings are welcome.

Timing and activities will vary as different families host. We are excited to bring together the Havurah families with younger kids, and deepen our connections as we build our community together!

For more information, contact Rose Isard (risard@gmail.com) or Liz Gordon (elizabethamygordon@gmail.com).

Mar
24
Sun
HIAS Refugee Advocacy Training @ Germantown Jewish Center
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

There has never been a more critical time to raise a loud moral voice and act in solidarity with people seeking safety in this country. As refugee numbers swell to the largest in world history, many of us believe that the Jewish community cannot stand idly; rather we must take action on behalf of the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing violence and persecution. On March 24th, HIAS will provide additional tools for the Greater Philadelphia Area to raise a strong voice for refugees in a time of global crisis. We are hopeful that following the training, participants will continue to take action together through ongoing engagement efforts.

The Havurah can bring a team of up to five members to particpate in the training, and to help lead the way for future efforts. Please contact rabbisimchazevit@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining us.

Women’s Circle
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At this month’s meeting, we’ll talk about what we learned from the first two meetings and decide how we want to move forward. RSVP to Helene for the location: helene.speer@narberthhavurah.org

Mar
26
Tue
Hebrew school @ JFCS - Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center
Mar 26 @ 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Kita Aleph (generally 3rd and 4th graders) and Kita Bet (generally 5th and 6th graders) will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 4:15 (drop off and snack/transition time is from 4:15 – 4:25), until 6:00 pm.

For more information about our curriculum and learning theme, Belonging, Behaving, and Believing, click here. 

Mar
30
Sat
Jewish Spirituality Shabbat @ Borough Hall, Narberth
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and experience a taste of the body and soul nourishment that Shabbat is meant to bring! We are again joining together with Or Zarua, another Havurah in our area led by Rabbi Shelly Barnathan.

The morning will begin with Qigong – a from of moving meditation that we’ll frame in Jewish teachings, led by Beth Berman, a member of Or Zarua. Our service will also include Jewish mindfulness meditation,chant, and prayer, as well as brief Torah teachings.

This experience is for everyone with an open mind and heart!  See this as a morning of self care amidst these troubling times! Together we will create a sacred space to nourish our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls!

JOIN US!!

Apr
2
Tue
Hebrew school @ JFCS - Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center
Apr 2 @ 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Kita Aleph (generally 3rd and 4th graders) and Kita Bet (generally 5th and 6th graders) will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 4:15 (drop off and snack/transition time is from 4:15 – 4:25), until 6:00 pm.

For more information about our curriculum and learning theme, Belonging, Behaving, and Believing, click here. 

Apr
5
Fri
Community Shabbat Potluck @ To be determined
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a Community Shabbat Celebration!  We’ll gather at the Merion Friends Activity Building, beginning our program at 6:00 with a potluck dinner that incorporates the Shabbat rituals of candle lighting and blessing the challah and wine.  Following dinner, we will engage in an activity appropriate for all ages.

Apr
7
Sun
HEBREW SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY MITZVAH DAY: JRA Food Packing & Delivery @ JRA Warehouse
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

HEBREW SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY  MITZVAH DAY!

JOIN US IN DELIEVERING PASSOVER FOOD!

Join us at the Jewish Relief Agency’s warehouse to pack food boxes and deliver them to needy families. We have a room reserved to gather together at 9:30 am for bagels and doughnuts, and then we’ll head down together to the warehouse. This is a fun activity appropriate for the entire family!

Please RSVP for a delivery route through the JRA website ahead of time!

Questions? Contact Ron Donagi at donagi@math.upenn.edu

Apr
9
Tue
Hebrew school @ JFCS - Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center
Apr 9 @ 4:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Kita Aleph (generally 3rd and 4th graders) and Kita Bet (generally 5th and 6th graders) will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 4:15 (drop off and snack/transition time is from 4:15 – 4:25), until 6:00 pm.

For more information about our curriculum and learning theme, Belonging, Behaving, and Believing, click here. 

Apr
20
Sat
Passover Seder @ Merion Friends Meeting House
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Narberth Havurah for our annual passover seder! Hosts Moss Stern and Eileen Abrams will lead us through a haggadah that is flexible and collaborative, musing on themes of oppression and freedom. If you have your own favorite poems or readings, songs or traditions, please bring them to enrich our collective experience. And please sign up to help set up or clean up, and to contribute a dish or other supplies to our potluck feast.

As our community deepens its comittment to “Going Green,” we ask that you bring your own plates, bowls, and cups if possible, reducing our waste as much possible! We will have compostable products as back up, but your help in cutting down on trash is greatly appreciated.

This year, our seder falls on Saturday night, so a havdalah service will be included. Our seder is open to all, so all who are hungry, let them come and eat!

A $36 donation per family is requested to cover our costs for this event. You can pay here; mail a check payable to the Narberth Havurah, P.O. Box 65, Narberth, PA 19072; or bring a check to the event.