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Coming up at Nahalat Shalom

  • Information is online for the Festival Djudeo Espanyol 2015, May 29-31! +

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    Information on the Festival Djudeo Espanyol 2015 is online.  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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  • 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
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Nahalat Shalom is a welcoming, inclusive congregation that inspires understanding of the joys, practices, and ethics of Judaism and nurtures spiritual growth.  Read More

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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 May 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Enchanted Circle
Thu May 07 @ 4:30PM -
Cheder and B'nai Mitzvah Classes
Fri May 08 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Fri May 08 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Torah Study with the Rabbi
Fri May 08 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Sephardic-Crypto Jewish Shabbat Dinner
Sat May 09 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Renewal Service with Rabbi Brin
Sun May 10 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Pre-K Cheder Class
Fri May 15 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group