A Special Erev Shabbat with Dr. David Breakstone! Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner, November 12th
Come enjoy a special evening at Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley with Dr. David Breakstone, Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and member of The Jewish Agency Executive, where he represents the worldwide Conservative/Masorti Movement.
This Masorti Erev Shabbat will begin with Kabbalat Shabbat at 5:30pm, followed by a catered Shabbat dinner at 6:15pm. During dinner Dr. Breakstone, the highest-ranked Masorti officer in the Jewish Agency, will speak on the topic: "Masorti Making a Difference: A Call for a Joint Endeavor."
The cost of Shabbat dinner is 15$/adult, 8$/child, children 0-3 free (50$ maximum per family). No one turned away for lack of funds. Please RSVP to Rachel in the CNS office at email@example.com. Childcare will be made available if requested.
Please also consider using this opportunity to donate an extra $15
to the Masorti Movement as part of the new Chai Masorti campaign.
This event is cosponsored by the CNS Young Adults Chevreh and Bay Area Masorti.
______________________________________________________ Dr. David Breakstone is the Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and a member of The Jewish Agency Executive, where he represents the worldwide Conservative/Masorti Movement. He is also a columnist forThe Jerusalem Post,where his inisghtful and provocative observations on Israel and the Jewish world appear bi-weekly in its weekend magazine under the title "Keep Dreaming."
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Sometimes, it isn't about nuance. Sometimes it just comes down to facing the storm, calling God out, standing at the center of a whirlwind holding your ground.
No cathedral is immune to agony, no soul impervious to life itself
no nation purely noble. If it were any other way, there would be no need for cathedrals in the first place.
To kneel is to submit
to lower oneself
to step down
To kneel is to call attention
to touch the Earth's face
to listen to those
whose blood saturates
the very roots of our story.
To kneel is to step aside
to step outside
to invite others to come closer
To kneel is not to stand
not to stand
not to stand idly by. Speak your truth, God damn it.