Calendar

Jan
29
Fri
Community Welcoming of Shabbat and Tu B’Shvat! @ Zoom link will be emailed
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Tu Bshevat - Chabad of Bakersfield

Join us on Zoom for intergenerational Shabbat ritual and music. We’ll also celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat – our tradition’s  “New Year of the Trees”, with its emphasis on gratitude for trees, nature, and all that they produce to nourish us!

We’ll begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude around 6:30 p.m. As always, those who wish to stay on-line to keep each other company during dinner are welcome to do so.

This is a beautiful way to see the faces of community, pause together to welcome in Shabbat, and set the tone for some time to let go of the busy week and bring in some of that nourishing Shabbat feeling!

You’ll get a zoom link through email. If you don’t have it, reach out to Helene.

Friday Evening Shabbat Service @ via Zoom
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Havurah for an inviting Friday evening Shabbat Service when we mark the shift from our hectic weeks to slowing down with “Shabbat time”:  song, prayer, poetry, and learning. Our service is both traditional and creative, and includes discussion of the weekly Torah portion or other timely topic of interest. Join us!

This is a special Shabbat known as Shabbat Shirah / Shabbat of Song, as the Torah portion includes the dramatic crossing of the sea, when the Israelites rejoiced with song and dance. We’ll experience the music of the Havurah band and other contemporary Jewish musicians. and our text discussion will focus on the role of music as an expression of the soul.

JOIN US!

Questions? Please  contact Rabbi Simcha:rabbisimchazevit@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Feb
2
Tue
Hebrew School @ via Zoom
Feb 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please check your email for all Hebrew School details.

Any questions? Contact Executive Director Robert Patsko: robert.patsko@narberthhavurah.org

Feb
3
Wed
Open Leadership Team Meeting @ via Zoom
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All Havurah members are welcome to join the monthly leadership team meeting which is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Please join us to share your ideas and feedback and to become more involved.

Questions? Email Ali Freed: ali.freed@narberthhavurah.org

Feb
6
Sat
Children’s Shabbat @ Zoom
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our Children’s Shabbat is for our community’s younger members. We meet a few times a year and hope you will join!

Rabbi Simcha is hosting this Shabbat and more details will be shared soon!

Feb
9
Tue
Hebrew School @ via Zoom
Feb 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Please check your email for all Hebrew School details.

Any questions? Contact Executive Director Robert Patsko: robert.patsko@narberthhavurah.org

Feb
12
Fri
Community Welcoming of Shabbat @ Zoom link will be emailed
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Join us on Zoom for an intergenerational experience of  ritual, music and prayer to bring in that Shabbat feeling after a long week!

This is a sweet time to see each other’s faces, and connect to community, as if we were one big family gathering around the Shabbat table! (The day WILL come when we actually resume our wonderful Shabbat potlucks – this is the next best thing!)

We’ll start at 6:00 p.m. and conclude around 6:30 p.m. As always, those who wish to stay on-line to keep each other company during dinner are welcome to do so.

You’ll get a zoom link through email. If you don’t have it, reach out to Helene.

Wine and Wisdom
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Or tea and wisdom…or dessert and wisdom…in other words the wine is less important the wisdom, but since wine often goes with Shabbat, bring your glass along, or a hot beverage and a “nosh”  if you like, and join us for an adult learning and discussion time.

Wine and Wisdom is offered following our Community Welcoming of Shabbat candle lighting gatherings, once each month. Wine and Wisdom will focus on various topics: the Torah portion of the week, holidays, Jewish wisdom on current events, and more. A time to connect with each other, learn from each other and from our tradition. Join us!

Zoom link will be emailed. If you need a link, reach out to Helene.

Feb
14
Sun
Open Leadership Team Meeting @ via Zoom
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All Havurah members are welcome to join the monthly leadership team meeting which is held on the first Wednesday of each month. Please join us to share your ideas and feedback and to become more involved.

Questions? Email Ali Freed: ali.freed@narberthhavurah.org

Anti-Racism: Learn, Listen, and Action Group @ ZOOM
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our anti-racism group has a new format! A core group of us have become part of the Year of Racial Justice Learning Network through the Reconstructing Judaism movement. We will share some of what we are learning for the first half hour of our monthly Havurah Antiracism group in the form of what we are reading,  videos, or texts for discussion. The second half of our hour long session will be a chevruta time for those of us in the year long network to process on a more personal level and reflect on our own journey in becoming antiracist.

JOIN US FROM 8 – 8:30 – HAVURAH MEMBERS ONLY

Members – please send an email to Rabbi Simcha (rabbisimchazevit@gmail.com)  if you’d like to be part of this ongoing group, and you’ll be added to our email list.