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

Sep 3 Wed
8:30 am Morning Minyan
Morning Minyan
Sep 3 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
A focused minyan, saying Kaddish or not. For people who want to incorporate a regular prayer practice.
Sep 6 Sat
10:00 am Community Minyan
Community Minyan
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This welcoming, warm and spiritual service includes singing, prayer, Torah reading, and haggling over the meaning. Deepen your connections and let the quiet penetrate [...]
Sep 10 Wed
8:30 am Morning Minyan
Morning Minyan
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
A focused minyan, saying Kaddish or not. For people who want to incorporate a regular prayer practice.
Sep 11 Thu
7:00 pm Music Sharing Night
Music Sharing Night
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We're getting ready for the High Holidays and have had some wonderful rehearsals throughout the month of August. Only a few more opportunities to join [...]
Sep 13 Sat
10:00 am Text & Torah: Elul
Text & Torah: Elul
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 The month of Elul is traditionally a time of introspection and preparation for the High Holidays. Join us for a lively and engaging study session [...]

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