Shabbat

Shabbat & Friday the 13th

I received this invitation from Kol Emeth via their newsletter: This Friday night shabbat is Friday the 13th. The number 13 is a special number in Judaism. According to the Torah (and the haggadah), 13 is the number G-d’s attributes. 13 is also the number of Israel’s (Jacob’s) children. Using gematria (the system by which…

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A Pride Shabbat at Beth El in Berkeley

Pride-B-Que Shabbat In honor of GLBT Pride and Freedom, you and your friends, family, kids, parents – along with the rest of Beth El are invited to our first annual Pride-B-Que on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Following our gay and festive Shabbat morning service – with special readings and music for the festival – we…

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Making Friday Night into Family Night

Wish Shabbat were a peaceful family event? Come home too tired to cook and with two fussy kids? Come learn some tricks to turning your Friday night into a warm, cozy family time. It’s all about family, food, fun and a little peace! Led by Dawn Kepler. Saturday, April 9 at 5pm Temple Sinai, 2808…

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Creating Patterns That Strengthen Us

There are many times when I talk to you about “interfaith life” but I don’t actually talk about religion. This week I will be leading a workshop on Shabbat and while I will be talking about Shabbat as a ritual, you can generalize this information to other practices in your life. I promised the participants…

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Make Shabbat Your Own

Would you like to start doing Shabbat? Need to start small or do you want to take it up a notch? Come learn easy steps to create “your” Shabbat. We’ll tell you how to have warm, homemade challah even if you work until 6pm. How to engage children of all ages. Ways to approach teens…

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