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Coming up at Nahalat Shalom

  • Can Women Really Accomplish What Men Have Failed to Do? Reflections on the First Year of the Conflict Resolution Movement Begun by Israeli Women +

    Thursday, December 3, 7:00-8:30 pm, in the Sanctuary

    Rabbi Kirshbaum Join Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum during her brief visit from Israel in asking and discussing this question in an open-ended way. She will share her experiences of this past year as well as some recent research of the psychologist Carol Gilligan that have led to some surprising conclusions.

    Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum moved to Israel two years ago after serving as Rabbi of Princeton's Jewish Reconstructionist synagogue for five years. This past year she has been helping to build up a new movement of Israeli and Palestinian women working for a political solution of the conflict, called Women Wage Peace. Begun by two women after the summer of 2014's war with Gaza, Women Wage Peace has already attracted over 15,000 Facebook followers and its burgeoning local chapters of active members participate in innovative actions such as a 50-day shared fast to mark the 50 days of the most recent war and to get the

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  • Annual Meeting -- Sunday November 8 +

    oct 07 front door web Please join us from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 8, for Nahalat Shalom's annual meeting. It's a time to see old friends, meet our new members and catch up on everything that is going on at our synagogue.

    In a nutshell, this is when your membership really counts. It's the only time we get together to talk about the budget and to discuss what we want to accomplish in the coming year. Your voice matters.

    This year, the Va'ad is proud to present an accurate and current financial statement, much improved from past years, thanks to Evelyn Dulaney, an accountant with Madrid Accounting and Consulting who has done forensic accounting for non-profits. Her work will help lead our discussion on next year's budget, for the fiscal year that begins Jan. 1.

    We'll also talk about our retreat last summer with Jan Hosea, a consultant who helped us kick off some volunteer committees that are getting things done and helping Read More
  • Scholar in Residence Weekend with Professor Daniel C. Matt -- From Kabbalah to the Big Bang: Ancient Wisdom and Contemporary Spirituality +


    Professor Daniel Matt, renowned expert on the Zohar and author of The Essential Kabbalah and many other books on Kabbalah, will be here the weekend of Friday, October 30 -- Sunday, November 1.

    Get all the details here

    Download flyer here        

    Topics will include:

    • Shekinah: The Feminine Half of God --6:00pm Erev Shabbat Service, October 30, Congregation Albert (followed by Shabbat dinner, $18; get registration details here)

    • The Zohar: Mystical Masterpiece of Kabbalah -- 12:00pm Torah Study, Saturday, October 31, B’nai Israel

    • God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science & Spirituality -- 4:30pm, Saturday, October 31, Nahalat Shalom

    Raising the Sparks: Finding God in the Material World -- 10:00am Sunday, November 1, Congregation Albert

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  • Join us for Sukkot +

    Friday, October 2, 6:30p in the Sanctuary:

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    Celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot with your dancing shoes on--come for Sukkot and Freylekher Shabbes.  Danced service with our live holiday band Alavados, followed by a vege/pescaterian potluck and dancing to the music of the Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band.

    Sunday, October 4, 1:30p in our Sukkah:

    Our Sephardic Legacy: Presentation about an upcoming exhibit on Crypto-Jews by Dr Ron Hart and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation.


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  • Join us for Yom Kippur services +

    We open our doors to all at this special time of year.  Find all the details on Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services hereoct 07 front door web

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Rabbi's Reflections

  • Angels/Malachim -- Yom Kippur Morning, 2015/5776 +

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