So far, we have raised $65,000 of the approximately $110,000 we need to completely rebuild the parking lot. We are grateful to Craig Lamm ($5,000), Buddy and Judy Joseph ($10,000) and an anonymous third donor, ($50,000) for getting us started. Can you help us move closer to our goal?
February 4, 2017: Cantorial Shabbat, Underwritten by the Philip Movitz Music Fund
Hazzan Henrique Ozur Bass will teach about the music phenomena of reusing secular musical themes in sacred music. He'll lead services on Shabbat morning and teach a workshop after a congregational lunch.
Hazzan Ozur Bass grew up in Rio de Janeiro. In 1989, he began his studies at the Cantors Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, graduating in 1995.Hazzan Ozur Bass came to Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, MD in 1996 after serving several congregations in Brazil, Israel, and the United States.
Rabbi David Mevorach Seidenberg.
Rabbi Seidenberg is the author of Kabbalah and Ecology: God's Image in the More-Than-Human World (Cambridge, 2015) and the creator of neohasid.org. He teaches text, music/dance, ecology, and the environment. He is one of the world's foremost scholars on Judaism and ecology.
Rabbi Seidenberg's teaching empowers leaners to become creators of Judaism through deep study and communion with texts and tradition. He brings not only expertise in science and texts, but also engagement with spirit, embodiment, and ritual. His personal practice includes a focus on the "shamanic" dimension of rituals and religious practices like Shabbat and Sukkot.
Friday night, Temple Emanuel. He'll work with Rabbi Schadick on a Tsfat Shabbat experience, merging a typical Reform service with niggunim, melodies, some teaching, and maybe even some dancing!
Shabbat morning, Ahavas Israel. Possible d'var Torah, giving a preview of the afternoon session.
Following the service and a light lunch, he'll speak about Kabbalah and the Exuberance of Life.
Sunday morning,Temple Emanuel. Following bagels (beginning at 10:00), he'll speak about The Embodied Earth and sign his book, which will be available for sale.
Rabbi Krishef’s study groups:
• Thursday Tanakh study, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Schuler Books and Music, 28th St. (either in the back of the store or in the café). We are studying the book of I Samuel. Exciting narrative! Intrigue! Politics! Backstabbing! Join us.
• Jewish mysticism/Zohar study group, Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Ahavas Israel library. We are reading through Daniel Matt’s translation and commentary of the Zohar. Currently, we are finishing Parashat Hayyei Sarah.
BETZALEL ART GROUP, Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., room #1
Join the fun at the Betzalel Art Group and be inspired by others as you work on your own projects. Bring your fiber art project or oil painting or any other art or craft you enjoy doing. Everyone is welcome. This is an open and flexible group, so come as your schedule allows.