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Shabbat Schmooze & Service

Upcoming Sessions

1. Friday, January 24, 2020 27 Tevet 5780

6:45 PM - 9:00 PMCommunity Court, Sanctuary

2. Friday, April 24, 2020 30 Nisan 5780

6:45 PM - 9:00 PMCommunity Court, Sanctuary

3. Friday, May 22, 2020 28 Iyar 5780

6:45 PM - 9:00 PMCommunity Court, Sanctuary

4. Friday, June 26, 2020 4 Tammuz 5780

6:45 PM - 9:00 PMCommunity Court, Sanctuary

5. Friday, July 24, 2020 3 Av 5780

6:45 PM - 9:00 PMCommunity Court, Sanctuary
Past Sessions
Friday, October 25, 2019 26 Tishrei 5780 - 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM - Community Court, Sanctuary
Friday, September 27, 2019 27 Elul 5779 - 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM - Community Court, Sanctuary
Friday, August 23, 2019 22 Av 5779 - 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM - Community Court, Sanctuary
Friday, July 26, 2019 23 Tammuz 5779 - 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM - Community Court, Sanctuary

6:45 Schmooze, 7:30 Service

Enjoy a casual wine and cheese reception before our Shabbat service each fourth Friday of the month. Schmooze with new friends and old as you wind down the week.

October 27, 2019 is the one-year anniversary of the shooting and religiously based murders at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. The American Jewish community will gather this coming weekend to do just this, as we remember the 11 people who were murdered one year ago in Pittsburgh. This Friday will be a service of remembrance and rededication to the ideals of tolerance and acceptance as we observe “A Shabbat of Solidarity: Remembering Pittsburgh Together.”

As we know, it is not we alone who suffer violence because of religion, ethnicity, or race. From Charleston, SC to Oak Creek, WI; from Christchurch, New Zealand to Poway, CA; from Pittsburgh, PA to Halle, Germany: we have witnessed the scourge of prejudice and violence. But we have also seen the power and resiliency of human decency and kindness. In the face of efforts to divide and weaken us, decent people of faith remain united and stand in solidarity against antisemitism, islamophobia, racism, and all forms of hatred. It will be in this spirit that we offer this service of remembrance.

Shabbat should be a time of peace and rejuvenation; it should be a time for communities to worship, peacefully and without fear. This should be the case in any house of worship, house of study, or house of assembly. On October 27, 2018, that tranquility was shattered when a hate-filled gunman entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and murdered 11 people during Shabbat morning services. Our continuing hope is to restore the peacefulness and the confidence of people of faith across the world, especially during these times of violence and despair.

 

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