Join Rabbi Winokur for discussions about some of life’s worst possible situations– the suffering and/or premature death of a child or spouse, the terrible wasting away of a loved one, the fear of one’s own suffering and death, the tragedy of a gravely disabled family member, or the suicide of a loved one. How do we find inner strength amid such sadness, fear, and even terror? Is it even possible?
Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, May 3, 10, 17, & 24
Friday, May 13, at 6:15 PM
Join us for a repeat performance by Nitzan Haroz! Israeli native Nitzan Haroz, principal trombone with the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1995-2012, rejoined the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2015, after holding the same position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two years. Prior to his initial position in Philadelphia, he played with the New York Philharmonic, the Israel Symphony and Opera Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Israel Defense Forces Orchestra, and the Jerusalem Symphony.
All are welcome to join us at Shabbat dinner follwoing services. Reservations are strongly encouranged.
This evening is made possible through an Israel Cultural Grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
An Inter-generational Day of Work and Fun, Community and Tikkun Olam
On Sunday, May 15th, the members of the SHS family are invited to spend the day making our adopted school more functional and welcoming. We will undertake a number of projects designed for all ages and skill levels. In the library, we’ll take on a few challenging renovation tasks, paint walls, and organize books. In the halls, we’ll add to the wall graphics begun on MLK Day. In the supply room, we’ll help organize and catalog. And outside, we’ll clean and plant. There will be a team leader at each location.
We will start at 11:00 AM and wrap up around 4:00 PM. Hebrew School students should come directly to Vare-Washington and are encouraged to ask their parents to join them. The school is at the corner of South 5th and Federal Streets. Parking will be available in the schoolyard behind the building. And lunch will be provided.
Jews Arrive in the New World
From what country were the first Jews to arrive in North America? Where did they land? Did they get here before or after the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock? Who greeted them with anti-Semitism upon arrival? Find out by clicking on the Kesher to your left or clicking on the link below.
Join Rabbi Avi Winokur for his monthly Meditative Service. The next service will be Saturday, December 19, at 10 AM, during which he integrates the practices of Insight Meditation and traditional liturgy for a wholly different Shabbat experience.
This acclaimed 9-month class provides a comprehensive (re)introduction to Judaism. Class topics include an overview of Jewish rituals and customs, holiday celebrations, and historical events.
Based on the popularity of last year’s Adult Education class, Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Buddhist (by Sylvia Boorstein), Rabbi Winokur (an alumnus of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality’s 18-month program that integrates meditation, yoga, and more mainstream Jewish spiritual practices into an integrated spiritual path) will lead a monthly Shabbat Morning Meditation Service in the Social Hall while the traditional minyan occurs upstairs.
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