The CNS Ritual Fair is a great opportunity for members to learn and teach each other the "how-to's" of Jewish practice! Come for a part, stay for the whole experience - every mitzvah is yours for the learning!
9am - tefilin workshop/how-to (CNS Library)
9:30 - Sunday Morning minyan
10:00(ish) - 10:30 nosh n' schmooze
also at 10am -- "Out of the Mouths of Babes "-- What exactly are Netivot Shalom's Preschool children chanting at morning circle time? How do the songs go and what do they mean? Join Rabbi Dorothy Richman for interactive learning as we delve into adult discussions about some of the blessings our children say each day. (This is the first of three sessions, followed by sessions on February 23 and March 9.)
10:30 - Other Sessions begin (rotations until 12:30) including:
How to lift & dress the Torah
How to have an aliyah
how to blow shofar
and more! (if you'd like to learn a particular ritual, it's not too late to ask! Just show up and speak with Claire, who will help you on your Jewish journey!)
for more information about the ritual life at Netivot Shalom, please email Claire Sherman, CNS RItual Committee Chair, at email@example.com!
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…