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 22 Wed
all-day Yom HaZikaron
Yom HaZikaron
Apr 22 all-day
Israeli Memorial Day http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/yom-hazikaron?tag=ical
8:30 am Morning Minyan
Morning Minyan
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
A focused minyan, saying Kaddish or not. For people who want to incorporate a regular prayer practice.
6:30 pm Havurah High School
Havurah High School
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Havurah High School program (for teens in grades 9-12) provides an environment wherein students – with the guidance of Youth Educator, Nili Yosha – [...]
6:30 pm Havurah Middle School
Havurah Middle School
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The goals of Havurah Middle School are Kehillah and Kesher (“Community” and “Connection”.)  The Havurah Middle School program aims to be fun and help students stay connected with their [...]
Apr 23 Thu
all-day Yom HaAtzma’ut
Yom HaAtzma’ut
Apr 23 all-day
Israeli Independence Day http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/yom-haatzmaut?tag=ical
Apr 25 Sat
10:00 am Camp Havurah Service
Camp Havurah Service
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This year we introduce Camp Havurah – a musical, fun, upbeat Shabbat morning service that features sing-a-long style prayers in a mixture of Hebrew and [...]
7:30 pm Fired Up! Kick-off Dance Party
Fired Up! Kick-off Dance Party
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Join us for Fired Up! 18 red hot ways to meet and have fun with people from Havurah Shalom, and help financially support the synagogue you [...]

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