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Jun
19
Sat
Vigil for Racial Justice with Merion Friends @ Merion Friends Meeting House
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

These vigils take place weekly. We invite you to join with us and the Merion Friends community, who organize the gathering.

This is a silent vigil to bear witness to the deaths and honor the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Rayshard, Breonna Taylor, Daunte Wright, and others in this growing movement. Together we stand firm in our belief that Black Lives Matter, and that we must stand together in our commitment to racial justice. 
 
We will gather at the corner of Montgomery Ave and Meeting House Roads. We are strictly respecting all social distancing and public health rules –  standing 6 feet apart, wearing face masks. Merion Friends will provide hand sanitizers, signs, and chairs for those who need them, though you are encouraged to make and bring your own signs and chairs if you can. 
If driving, you can park in the Activiites Building lot at 615 Montgmery Ave.
“Spirit of Shabbat: Shabbat morning service @ TBD - info will go out via Havurah emails
Jun 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

JOIN US IN THE SPIRIT OF SHABBAT!

Shabbat morning services have finally arrived as a regular part of our Havurah gatherings! Our “Spirit of Shabbat” service is held twice per month, with both Rabbi Simcha and Havurah members leading the way. Whether you are new to Jewish prayer and want to develop an understanding and familiarity with the service, or whether you are someone who is familiar enough with Shabbat morning services to step up and help lead the way, our time together will engage your spirit and nourish your soul!

Through traditional and contemporary melodies, song, chant, meditation, poetry and learning, we’ll experience the Spirit of Shabbat and grow our connections to each other.

These services will follow the Racial Justice Vigils from 9 – 10 am (see calendar listing), where we can start the morning by “praying with our feet”. We’ll then meet for our service which will take place outdoors (in the yard of Havurah members), or on Zoom in the event of rain. Watch your Havurah emails for further information, locations, and links when needed.

Questions? Contact harriswwstern@gmail.com

 

Jun
30
Wed
Creating Radically Welcoming Communities
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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JOIN OUR ANTIRACISM GROUP FOR THIS ONE HOUR WORKSHOP, FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION FOR HAVURAH MEMBERS WHO ATTEND!
What do our Jewish texts and values say about welcoming others into our communities?

Rabbi Sandra Lawson (she/her) works with senior staff, lay leaders, clergy, rabbinical students, and Reconstructionist communities to help Reconstructing Judaism realize its deeply held aspiration of becoming an anti-racist organization and movement. In her role, Lawson is developing a series of anti-racist policies and trainings for the organization and its affiliate members. She also serves as a mentor to rabbinical students.

The 2018 Reconstructionist Rabbinical College graduate is one of the first African American, queer, female rabbis. The thought-leader has consciously sought to alter the perception of what a rabbi — and the rabbinate — looks like. In 2020, the Forward named Lawson to its “Forward 50” proclaiming her a “truth teller.” She is also the founder of Kol Hapanim – All Faces – an inclusive, Jewish community that is relevant, accessible, and rooted in tradition, where all who come are welcomed and diversity is embraced.

Jul
7
Wed
Open Leadership Team Meeting @ via Zoom
Jul 7 @ 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

Jul
17
Sat
“Spirit of Shabbat: Shabbat morning service @ TBD - info will go out via Havurah emails
Jul 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

JOIN US IN THE SPIRIT OF SHABBAT!

Shabbat morning services have finally arrived as a regular part of our Havurah gatherings! Our “Spirit of Shabbat” service is held twice per month, with both Rabbi Simcha and Havurah members leading the way. Whether you are new to Jewish prayer and want to develop an understanding and familiarity with the service, or whether you are someone who is familiar enough with Shabbat morning services to step up and help lead the way, our time together will engage your spirit and nourish your soul!

Through traditional and contemporary melodies, song, chant, meditation, poetry and learning, we’ll experience the Spirit of Shabbat and grow our connections to each other.

These services will follow the Racial Justice Vigils from 9 – 10 am (see calendar listing), where we can start the morning by “praying with our feet”. We’ll then meet for our service which will take place outdoors (in the yard of Havurah members), or on Zoom in the event of rain. Watch your Havurah emails for further information, locations, and links when needed.

Questions? Contact harriswwstern@gmail.com

 

Jul
24
Sat
“Spirit of Shabbat: Shabbat morning service @ TBD - info will go out via Havurah emails
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

JOIN US IN THE SPIRIT OF SHABBAT!

Shabbat morning services have finally arrived as a regular part of our Havurah gatherings! Our “Spirit of Shabbat” service is held twice per month, with both Rabbi Simcha and Havurah members leading the way. Whether you are new to Jewish prayer and want to develop an understanding and familiarity with the service, or whether you are someone who is familiar enough with Shabbat morning services to step up and help lead the way, our time together will engage your spirit and nourish your soul!

Through traditional and contemporary melodies, song, chant, meditation, poetry and learning, we’ll experience the Spirit of Shabbat and grow our connections to each other.

These services will follow the Racial Justice Vigils from 9 – 10 am (see calendar listing), where we can start the morning by “praying with our feet”. We’ll then meet for our service which will take place outdoors (in the yard of Havurah members), or on Zoom in the event of rain. Watch your Havurah emails for further information, locations, and links when needed.

Questions? Contact harriswwstern@gmail.com

 

Aug
7
Sat
“Spirit of Shabbat: Shabbat morning service @ TBD - info will go out via Havurah emails
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

JOIN US IN THE SPIRIT OF SHABBAT!

Shabbat morning services have finally arrived as a regular part of our Havurah gatherings! Our “Spirit of Shabbat” service is held twice per month, with both Rabbi Simcha and Havurah members leading the way. Whether you are new to Jewish prayer and want to develop an understanding and familiarity with the service, or whether you are someone who is familiar enough with Shabbat morning services to step up and help lead the way, our time together will engage your spirit and nourish your soul!

Through traditional and contemporary melodies, song, chant, meditation, poetry and learning, we’ll experience the Spirit of Shabbat and grow our connections to each other.

These services will follow the Racial Justice Vigils from 9 – 10 am (see calendar listing), where we can start the morning by “praying with our feet”. We’ll then meet for our service which will take place outdoors (in the yard of Havurah members), or on Zoom in the event of rain. Watch your Havurah emails for further information, locations, and links when needed.

Questions? Contact harriswwstern@gmail.com

 

Aug
21
Sat
“Spirit of Shabbat: Shabbat morning service @ TBD - info will go out via Havurah emails
Aug 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

JOIN US IN THE SPIRIT OF SHABBAT!

Shabbat morning services have finally arrived as a regular part of our Havurah gatherings! Our “Spirit of Shabbat” service is held twice per month, with both Rabbi Simcha and Havurah members leading the way. Whether you are new to Jewish prayer and want to develop an understanding and familiarity with the service, or whether you are someone who is familiar enough with Shabbat morning services to step up and help lead the way, our time together will engage your spirit and nourish your soul!

Through traditional and contemporary melodies, song, chant, meditation, poetry and learning, we’ll experience the Spirit of Shabbat and grow our connections to each other.

These services will follow the Racial Justice Vigils from 9 – 10 am (see calendar listing), where we can start the morning by “praying with our feet”. We’ll then meet for our service which will take place outdoors (in the yard of Havurah members), or on Zoom in the event of rain. Watch your Havurah emails for further information, locations, and links when needed.

SAFETY GUIDELINES: The Havurah is following CDC guidelines in a conservative way, looking out for the safety of all. Currently, while masking is always encouraged if those present are more comfortable with that, those who are two weeks beyond being fully vaccinated may attend outdoor gatherings unmasked. Those who have not been vaccinated must be masked, and keep social distance. We are currently not having indoor gatherings, other than groups of ten or less people, all of whom are fully vaccinated. We are also not allowing for shared food, such as potlucks or kiddush after services, at this time.

We encourage social distancing for all people at all events.

Questions? Contact harriswwstern@gmail.com