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

Mar 28 Sat
all-day Shabbat HaGadol
Shabbat HaGadol
Mar 28 all-day
Shabbat before Pesach http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/shabbat-hagadol?tag=ical
10:00 am Text and Torah: Pesach-Preparing Mentally and Spiritually for Passover
Text and Torah: Pesach-Preparing…
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Text and Torah Study followed by a shortened Saturday morning service. Bagel nosh and gluten free alternatives along with study.
Apr 1 Wed
8:30 am Morning Minyan
Morning Minyan
Apr 1 @ 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 1 @ 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 1 @ 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 3 Fri
all-day Erev Pesach
Erev Pesach
Apr 3 all-day
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/pesach?tag=ical
all-day Ta’anit Bechorot
Ta’anit Bechorot
Apr 3 all-day
Fast of the First Born http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/taanit-bechorot?tag=ical
7:23 pm Candle lighting
Candle lighting
Apr 3 @ 7:23 pm – 7:41 pm
Apr 4 Sat
all-day Pesach I
Pesach I
Apr 4 all-day
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread http://www.hebcal.com/holidays/pesach?tag=ical

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