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Coming up at Nahalat Shalom

  • Mark your calendars for the Festival Djudeo Espanyol 2015, May 29-31! +

    Details coming soon!

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  • Freylekher Shabbes this Friday! +

    This Friday, April 10, at 6:30 pm, join us for Der Freylekher Shabbes (Joyful Shabbat) in the Sanctuary.

    IMGP0222Our Freylekher Shabbes is a short Friday night service that is danced to the accompaniment of our own Klezmer musicians (Alavados) and our dance troupe (Rikud) leads and teaches the dancing. The service is followed by a pot-luck dinner and then more music and dancing.

    Since it will still be Passover on Friday evening, please bring Kosher for Passover, vegetarian/pescatarian food only.

    Please note that Nahalat Shalom is a fragrance-free zone where we want everyone to feel comfortable.  Please refrain from wearing scents at services and other events. Read More
  • 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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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 Apr 18 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Brin
Sun Apr 19 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Caring for Ourselves and Our Elders
Sun Apr 19 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Klezmer band/Rikud rehearsal-LAST of season
Sun Apr 19 @ 4:30PM -
Rosh Chodesh Group
Thu Apr 23 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Cheder & B'nai Mitzvah Classes
Fri Apr 24 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Fri Apr 24 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Torah Study with the Rabbi