Operation Reconnect

Every now and then, a congregation needs to step back and hit the “refresh” button.  We need to improve how our Congregation serves its members, how our members serve each other, and how we help heal the world.  So we have launched a program for Jewish Renewal Renewal—we’re calling it Operation Reconnect—through which we will reconnect ourselves with each other and with our origins as a vibrant, participatory community, and restore our roots in Jewish values and history.  Through Operation Reconnect we will remember Havurah’s vivid beginning, rededicate ourselves to our community and to its role in the world, and reinvigorate and rejuvenate our ties to Jewish values, traditions, and practices.

Practically speaking, that means that volunteers will be reaching out to each family in Havurah to participate in this discussion and the actions that grow from it.  We hope this effort:  identifies ways for new and long-time members to find meaningful connections; orients our activities to meet the spiritual, social, and social-action needs of the community; and provides some fun and unexpected turns along the way.  This is not just a program for some—it’s a process in which we all need to participate.

Why Renew and Reconnect Havurah Shalom? Because post-modern life in the 21st-century fragments and disconnects us from others, from ourselves, from our familial and cultural origins.  Because to help heal the world effectively we must be whole ourselves and connected to our own community.  Because real participation in a vivid, questioning, seeking havurat can provide solid connections with our fellow Jews and between us and our rich Jewish tradition. Such connection to each other and to Jewish tradition doesn’t give us easy answers to life’s challenging questions, but it does give us strength to confront them and to make and then live our own answers for our own time.

 


 

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Upcoming Events

Apr 17 Thu
all-day Pesach III (CH”M)
Pesach III (CH”M)
Apr 17 all-day
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/pesach?tag=ical
Apr 18 Fri
all-day Pesach IV (CH”M)
Pesach IV (CH”M)
Apr 18 all-day
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/pesach?tag=ical
7:42 pm Candle lighting
Candle lighting
Apr 18 @ 7:42 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr 19 Sat
all-day Pesach V (CH”M)
Pesach V (CH”M)
Apr 19 all-day
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/pesach?tag=ical
10:30 am Family Shabbat
Family Shabbat
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Our first ever Family Shabbat Extravaganza, an experiment in bringing Shabbat School together with Shabbat morning and Pesach. That day, instead of a regular afternoon [...]
Apr 20 Sun
all-day Pesach VI (CH”M)
Pesach VI (CH”M)
Apr 20 all-day
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/pesach?tag=ical
3:00 pm Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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