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Coming up at Nahalat Shalom

  • Please join us for our Community Seders! +

    Nahalat Shalom will be hosting a Seder on both the first and the second night – Friday, April 3rd and Saturday, April 4th. Both Seders begin at 6:30pm. The Seders will be led by Rabbi Deborah Brin, and Cantorial Soloist Beth Cohen. The second night we will be joined by the Community Klezmer Band.

    seder plate Nahalat Shalom's Community Seder is free of charge [donations are always welcome]. It is a Kosher for Passover, Vegetarian/Pescatarian Pot-luck dinner. Please label your food items as either Ashkenazic or Sephardic. Please bring your own ritual items (or arrange to sit with friends and share). For instance, you may want to bring a Seder plate, charoset, hardboiled egg, roasted beet [instead of a shank bone], parsley, bitter herb and matzah. (See below for more details on Passover food and what to bring/not bring, including some great recipes!)

    The synagogue will provide haggadot, table cloths, paper goods and plastic cutlery. (Eco-kashrut alternative is to bring a washable place setting from home for your
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  • Community Seders planned for first two nights of Passover +

    What are your plans are for Passover this year?  Come to Nahalat Shalom for Community Seders on both the first night of Pesach, Friday April 3, AND the second nights, Saturday April 4, both starting at 6:30PM.  Join our festivities and enjoy our in-house band and family atmosphere.  Both seders will be VEGETARIAN potlucks.  More details soon on what to bring (and NOT to bring, according to Passover restrictions.)  

    seder plateVolunteers are needed for both seders:  We need 4 greeters, 4 parking attendants, 6 table setters, 2 stand-by table setters (for overflow), and 4 clean up crew volunteers needed each evening. Choose your day and assignment and call 505- 262-1161 (leave a message).  Thanks to Julie and Bob for leading this effort!

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  • Sephardic/Crypto-Jewish Shabbat this Friday +

    Join us to share songs and stories, food and conversation. This is a Shabbat dinner, so please bring your favorite vegetarian dish to share.  We will be gathering at 6:30pm. Candle lighting starts promptly at 7pm. come celebrate New Mexico's oldest Jewish community with us! Hosted by Maria Apodaca, Stephanie Sofie Shefia Cohen, and Hershel Weiss. Read More
  • Come dance at Der Freylekher Shabbes--this Friday! +

    This Friday, March 6, will be especially fun since we have new dance moves and tunes from KlezmerQuerque 2015!

    IMGP0232The first Friday of most months we celebrate with a joyous participatory danced Shabbat service in an old-country Eastern European style led by music director Beth Cohen, Alavados holy days band, Rikud dance troupe, The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band, with surprise special appearances by Rabbi Deborah Brin.  6:30pm: A danced Shabbat service to live music by Alavados with dancing led by Rikud; 7:15pm: Potluck vegetarian dinner;  8:00pm: Yiddish dancing led by Rikud to an 'open-to-all' live Klezmer music jam with the community band. Join us for all or any part of the evening's celebrations!

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Rabbi's Reflections

  • Grace, Loving kindness, Compassion & Mercy--Chayn V’chesed Uv’rachamim -- Yom Kippur morning 2014 +

    Rabbi Deborah J. Brin Psalm 30:9 & 11 Zalman Schachter-Shalomi: I call to You, Yah! I plead [etchanan] with You Adonai! Listen, Yah! Be kind to me! [v’chonayni] Yah, please help me. “We should thank whatever God that we believe in that the Universe is Read More
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Wed Apr 01 @ 7:30AM - 09:00PM
Enchanted Circle
Thu Apr 02 @ 6:15PM - 08:15PM
Rabbi Krassen
Fri Apr 03 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Fri Apr 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
First Seder
Sat Apr 04 @10:00AM - 12:00AM
Reconstructionist Minyan
Sat Apr 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Community Seder
Sun Apr 05 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
NO Klezmer band/Rikud rehearsal
Thu Apr 09 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Cheder & B'nai Mitzvah Classes