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Coming up at Nahalat Shalom

  • Shavuot in the Mountains! This Saturday evening! +

    15 Head for the east side of the Sandias this Saturday, May 23, from 5:30 to 9pm for this Nahalat Shalom Community Celebration of Shavuot [Just us, bring friends].

    We will be on the east side of the mountains at Cienega Group Picnic Area. [Directions below]

    Pot-luck Supper - - - Grills are available. Kosher hot dogs are OK. Veggie dogs and burgers are OK.

    We will have separate grills for vegetarian food. IF you are grilling, please come a little early.

    • 5:30p. Rabbi Brin will do a welcome and teach about Shavuot.
    • 6:00 - ish Eat dinner followed by Birkat HaMazon
    • 6:45 - ish to 7:45- ish simultaneous activities, including an arts and crafts activity about the 11th Commandment for children and their families, a quiet meditative"walk" to enjoy the outdoors and discover your learning for Shavuot, and a text study for adults and teens led by Rabbi Brin.
    • 8:00 ish Beth will lead singing and havdalah [including a prayer for those who are ill and a Mourner's Kaddish]
    • 9:00ish clean up; pack up;
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  • Get tickets now for Café Sefarad +

    The Festival Djudeo Espanyol 2015 is nearly here!  Seating is limited for Sunday evening's Café Sefarad--get tickets now!  Download the flyer
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  • Join us for services this weekend +

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    On Friday evening at 7:30pm, join us for a chanted Contemplative Kabbalat Service, featuring chants from Rabbi Shefa Gold and co-led by Miryam Levy, Sofie Shefia Stephanie Cohen, and Judy Brown.

    On Saturday morning at 10am, join us for a Mystical Shabbat Service, led by Alan Wagman.  Through song, prayer, chanting, dancing, and guided meditation, we will joyfully celebrate Shabbat, the time of rest and re-souling. No special knowledge or experience is necessary, just an open heart or a heart longing to be opened. Bring your musical or rhythm instrument. 

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  • Dances Without Borders +

    April 22nd, Wednesday from 7-9pm: "Dances Without Borders" - An International Folk Dance Party to live music by The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band. The band will be playing traditional folk music and dances from Bulgaria, Romania, The Former Yugoslavia, Greece, as well as a few klezmer and Israeli folk dances. The dances, which will be quick taught and led by Nahalat Shalom's Rikud Dancers, are fun and easy line and circle-type dances, plus a few couples dances (but you don't have to come with a partner). Snacks provided. Come have fun at this special FUNdraiser for Nahalat Shalom in the sanctuary. $10-suggested donation at the door.

    Bulgarika at Nahalat Shalom Nov 14At right, remembering the fun we had dancing to Bulgarika in the fall!  Let's dance and raise FUNds this Wednesday!  

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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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Sat May 23 @ 5:30PM -
Erev Shavuot
Fri May 29 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Sat May 30 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Torah Study and Discussion with Rabbi Citrin
Sat May 30 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Selfies for Searad Art Reception
Sun May 31 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Sephardic Festival
Fri Jun 05 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Fri Jun 05 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Torah Study with the Rabbi