Our membership year begins in September; however, we welcome new members throughout the year. For more information regarding membership, please call our office at 343-8227.
This design, from an original papercut by Diane Palley, contains images that refer to the importance of sustaining our Nahalat Shalom community:
Rose: symbol of the Shechinah--the presence of holiness in our lives and world. Nahalat Shalom gives us a place to connect to the Shechinah in our lives.
Wheat: symbol of abundance and nourishment
Rose and wheat together: refers to the 1912 strike in Lawrence, MA whose slogan "Bread and Roses" still speaks to our needs today for both sustenance and beauty
Lion: symbol of the Jewish people
Roadrunner: symbol of our life here in New Mexico
Palm: part of the Lulav waved during Sukkot, the festival when we remember the fragility of our lives, homes and structures -- communal as well as physical
Hummingbird: refers to the vulnerability of each life as well as the life of our community
Water: the medium of life, which we are especially aware of in our beloved desert home