Calendar

Aug
12
Wed
“God, Prayer, and The Structure of the Shabbat Service”: Concepts and Skills for More Meaningful Participation @ ZOOM! Link will be sent to particpants
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us in an exploration of God concepts, the meaning of prayer, and the skills to participate more meaningfully in services. Within these broad topics, the interests of the group will help determine a more specific direction.  Together we’ll look at texts, discuss, and reflect on topics ranging from understandings of God and prayer, understanding the structure of the siddur, and the meaning of key prayers.  Recordings of the prayers used most often in Havurah services, and transliteration,  will also be provided, so that participants can learn to join in services more fully.
The class will meet on six Wednesday evenings for an hour and a half, beginning at 7:30.
Dates of sessions are: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 8/5, 8/12, and 8/19.
The fee will depend on how many people we have in the group – anywhere from 85.00 – 150.00 for the six weeks. Please email rabbisimchazevit@gmail.com to let her know if you’d like to participate!
Aug
14
Fri
Welcoming Shabbat with Robert Patsko, our new Hebrew School Director (via Zoom!)
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Join us as we welcome  Shabbat, and as we give a warm welcome to Robert Patsko, our new Hebrew School Director!  Come with your own candles, challah, and wine or grape juice ready….or let us provide them for you virtually (the only thing we won’t provide – even virtually – is a delicious Shabbat meal, but get that ready too, if you can!)

Rabbi Simcha and  Robert will share music and story for all ages with some of the Shabbat prayers and ritual blessings. In these days when we miss seeing each other in person, this is  truly a chance to remember that feeling of community and connection that is so special in our Havurah family.

Stay with us for just the songs, story, and prayers, or feel free to “hang out” on-line to keep each other company for dinner, keeping that “Havurah potluck”  going in a completely new way!

Topic: Welcoming Shabbat Together
Time: Aug 7, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Aug
23
Sun
Anti- Racism: Learn, Listen, and Action Group @ ZOOM link will be sent
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Civic Nation BrandVoice: Fighting For An Anti-Racist Future Together.JOIN US every other Sunday night, as we continue to look at our own white privilege, learn about systemic racism, and share how we are coping, what we are doing, and how we can learn and act together as a community whose values and morality call us to be part of the movement working towards racial justice.

As the group forms, we’ll decide together how we want to operate, with a combination of creating listening and support for each other, reading articles or watching informative shows on the issues to learn from and discuss, and creating action plans that we can be part of.

Please send an email to Rabbi Simcha if you’d like to be part of this ongoing group, and we’ll send you a link!

Sep
13
Sun
JRA Food Packing & Delivery @ JRA Warehouse
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the Jewish Relief Agency’s efforts to deliver food to needy families. Due to COVID-19, the JRA has instituted new policies. The need to help remains so please consider volunteering! Please refer the site to learn more. Volunteer are encouraged to sign up for shifts.

Please learn more here.

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

Oct
18
Sun
JRA Food Packing & Delivery @ JRA Warehouse
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at the Jewish Relief Agency’s warehouse to pack food boxes and deliver them to needy families. This is a fun activity appropriate for the entire family!

Go to the JRA website to see your options as to times you wish to help on each delivery date: while you can volunteer in whatever way works best for you, we generally plan for Havurah members to meet by where bagels are served so we can have a bite and then get in line together to pack boxes before we head out for deliveries. Please RSVP for a delivery route through the JRA website ahead of time!

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

Nov
15
Sun
JRA Food Packing & Delivery @ JRA Warehouse
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at the Jewish Relief Agency’s warehouse to pack food boxes and deliver them to needy families. This is a fun activity appropriate for the entire family!

Go to the JRA website to see your options as to times you wish to help on each delivery date: while you can volunteer in whatever way works best for you, we generally plan for Havurah members to meet by where bagels are served so we can have a bite and then get in line together to pack boxes before we head out for deliveries. Please RSVP for a delivery route through the JRA website ahead of time!

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

Dec
13
Sun
JRA Food Packing & Delivery @ JRA Warehouse
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at the Jewish Relief Agency’s warehouse to pack food boxes and deliver them to needy families. This is a fun activity appropriate for the entire family!

Go to the JRA website to see your options as to times you wish to help on each delivery date: while you can volunteer in whatever way works best for you, we generally plan for Havurah members to meet by where bagels are served so we can have a bite and then get in line together to pack boxes before we head out for deliveries. Please RSVP for a delivery route through the JRA website ahead of time!

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