Please note the following upcoming wonderful B’Chavana programs from now through the spring:
January 29th, Sunday afternoon, A TASTE OF CHALLAH. Bread making becomes the way that Shabbat bonds two worlds, the spiritual and physical in which we live. Now we will learn to make our braided dough in the kitchen of Jane Grossman. We welcome seasoned bakers, novices in the kitchen, and everyone in between.
February 9th, Thursday evening, “Tu B’Shevat, the new year of trees”. We will be exploring “the seed within” through Jewish text, partnered study, and mindfulness exercise. We will be collaborating with OROT, a center for new Jewish learning and practice, and will use this as a window into meaningful and intentional living.
February 17th – 19th, KALLAH, from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning. Our 4th annual Kallah will convene on the beautiful shores of Lac La Belle at OSRUI. Our learning theme will explore the mitzvah to “love thy neighbor as yourself”.
March 2nd, Thursday evening, “Shabbat – Finding Rest Within”. We will be cultivating a personal Shabbat practice through candle lighting, prayer, and song. We will once again collaborate with OROT.
March 11th, Saturday night, PURIM. A Jewish festival in which we read the book of Esther and celebrate a night of dress up, laughter, and drinking. Don’t forget the Hamantaschen!
April 2nd, Sunday, Community Passover Seder, the first ever for B’Chavana.
May 13th, Saturday evening, CHAGIGA. We will celebrate our growth and accomplishments in our 6th annual festival since the beginning of B’Chavana. We will have a Havdalah ceremony with song and dessert included.
May 30th, Wednesday night, SHAVUOT, the story of revelation and fulfillment of the covenant. We will have story telling in the style of a MOTH podcast in order to celebrate the diversity and commonality of the human experience. The MOTH’s stories are true first person narratives told live with or without notes about the topic of weaving memory.
Many thanks to Rachel Levin for planning many of these programs.