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

Nov 27 Thu
all-day Havurah Office Closed
Havurah Office Closed
Nov 27 all-day
The Havurah office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
Nov 29 Sat
10:00 am Community Minyan
Community Minyan
Nov 29 @ 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 [...]
Dec 1 Mon
7:00 pm Music Sharing Night
Music Sharing Night
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 Come in from the darkness and lighten your spirits with the songs of Hanukkah and other special tunes.
7:00 pm Whose B’nai Mitzvah is it Anyway?
Whose B’nai Mitzvah is it Anyway?
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
What does being Jewish look like, as individuals and as a family, when parents have roots/history/ family in different religious cultures? With this background, how [...]
Dec 3 Wed
8:30 am Morning Minyan
Morning Minyan
Dec 3 @ 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
Dec 3 @ 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 – [...]

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