We spent another lovely Shabbat morning together yesterday. Many thanks to Leslie Zuckerman for her warm and gracious hospitality. Our community was small in numbers, which reminded us that our spiritual strength is not dependent upon our numbers. In preparation for Pesah, we explored the meaning of the Haggadah’s teaching of “b’chol dor va-dor” – that in each generation we are to see ourselves as if we experienced liberation as we went free from Egypt – and therefore bound to bring liberation to the world ourselves.
Later today, we’ll gather for our first “social” gathering at Pinstripes. Bocce Ball and glasses of wine appear to be the order of the day, as we have fun and continue to build new relationships.
Pesah is almost upon us. We’ll take a little “B’Chavana break” as people gather with family and friends. At the end of April, we’ll gather three times and resume our building of community through Shabbat celebrations and programs specifically designed to formulate a vision for, and from, this nascent community. Please put these dates now in your calendar:
Shabbat morning, 4/21, 9:45 am @ home of Karen Rabin
Shabbat evening, 4/27, 6:00 pm; location tbd;
special guest teacher, David Baker of Primrose Valley Farm
Shabbat morning, 4/28, 9:00 am; location tbd;
Community Building Program II
I’m looking forward to seeing you at any or all of these gathering. In the meantime, I wish you the best for a chag kasher v’sameach – a Pesah filled with joy, learning and insight.