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 20 Sat
9:00 pm Selichot Service
Selichot Service
Sep 20 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
You might want to bring a pillow to sit on, a candle to light or a small flashlight. Join us for an hour of [...]
Sep 22 Mon
7:00 pm Music Sharing Night
Music Sharing Night
Sep 22 @ 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 24 Wed
all-day Erev Rosh Hashana
Erev Rosh Hashana
Sep 24 all-day
The Jewish New Year http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/rosh-hashana?tag=ical
8:30 am Morning Minyan
Morning Minyan
Sep 24 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
A focused minyan, saying Kaddish or not. For people who want to incorporate a regular prayer practice.
6:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner
Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For Members and their guests only. Please join us for services at 8:00 pm which are open to the public.
6:48 pm Candle lighting
Candle lighting
Sep 24 @ 6:48 pm – 7:06 pm
8:00 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Erev Rosh Hashanah Service
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Havurah Shalom has opened our High Holiday Services to the community for more than 25 years.Admission is free and no tickets are required. Services are held [...]
Sep 25 Thu
all-day Rosh Hashana 5775
Rosh Hashana 5775
Sep 25 all-day
The Jewish New Year http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/rosh-hashana?tag=ical
9:30 am Family Service (for children ages 0-10)
Family Service (for children age…
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Please RSVP using the link above.  This upbeat, brief, and participatory holiday service is for the whole family! The service includes stories, a skit, visuals, [...]

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