Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

KlezmerQuerque Music/Dance Workshops and Lectures

FOUR workshop sessions featuring Guest Artists.
 

#1 SESSION 10:00am-11:30am (choose one):

  1. Klezmer music workshop with Margot Leverett (description TBA)
  2. Dance workshop--Avia Moore: Yiddish Circle Dances--Focusing on the steps, styles, and embellishments of the essential Yiddish dance genres, this workshop will cover traditional bulgars, freylekhs, horas, khosidls, and more! This class is highly recommended for all, including musicians who want to learn the dances so that they can play better dance music! Learn how to recognize dances as the music starts to play and to lead these basic dances at your next simkhe!

Break for lunch (no host)

#2  SESSION  12:45pm-2:15pm

(Special featured presentation): 

On Founding the Klezmer Revival: A Conversation with Henry Sapoznik

(Nosh and break)

#3 SESSION  2:30pm-4:00pm (choose one):

  1. Klezmer music workshop--Margot Leverett: clarinet & woodwinds masterclass.
  2. Klezmer music workshop--Beth Cohen: Strings 'n Things 'n Rhythm--Make this tune sound klezmer!  Melodic ornamentation, variations, fillers, krekhts, shmeers & sekund --plus riffs, accents in the "klez-klave".
  3. Dance workshop--Avia Moore: Shared Traditions Dances travel and change in relationship to the cultures around them, crossing borders and evolving over time into new dances. For example, “Horas" are danced to different music and steps in many European countries -and cosmopolitan dances such as the waltz became part of the standard Jewish repertoire. In this workshop, we will celebrate these connections with folk and cosmopolitan dances from neighboring cultures and time periods.

#4 SESSION   4:15pm-5:45pm (choose one):

  1. Lecture presentation with Henry Sapoznik:
    The Rise and Fall of Yiddish Radio 1915-1955.
  2. Music workshop--Margot Leverett: (description TBA).
  3. Dance workshop--Avia Moore: Yiddish Figure Dances-This class will focus on Yiddish dances with set figures, such as the Sher (a Jewish square dance). We will dance traditional forms and learn new dances that are increasingly becoming part of the Yiddish repertoire.

 

 

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Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp

This is truly the class that you have been waiting for! A class that combines Kabbalah, Mussar (Jewish Ethics), Prayer, Torah and the Jewish year as it unfolds. This class time is yours, and is geared to give you a healthy biome from the brain down. We always talk about how to make changes to our life; in this 90 minute class, we will explore immediate techniques to apply the teachings of Judaism to your daily lives.

Class will be based on the Torah portion of the week, so read up if you have the time.  Each class stands on its own, so if you miss one, that's OK. We will meet weekly until the end of February. Class format will be part lecture and part round table discussion.

Cost: Donation request of $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   For more information, contact Rabbi Chavah Carp at  chavahcarp@gmail.com; or Glorya Hale at ghale22@aol.com

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Cheder Religious School
Feb
22
4:30 PM16:30

Cheder Religious School

In New Mexico, our children are often the only Jewish students in their schools.  At Cheder, Nahalat Shalom’s once-a-week Hebrew school, we give our children the chance to be with other Jewish kids and families while they learn about their precious Jewish heritage through creative and joyful experiences.

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Beyond the Torah Study Group
Feb
23
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

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Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat

A Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat service one Friday evening a month (usually the fourth Friday) provides a contemplative way to greet Shabbat through sacred Hebrew chanting and meditation. Celebrate the end of your week, nourish your soul and welcome Shabbat. Join us as we move into holy space/time in a meditative mode: chanting sacred phrases and melodies and then melting into silence. No prior knowledge or special talent is necessary, only the willingness and intention to go inside yourself, to listen deeply and to be in community with others who are engaged in this practice. Led by Judy Brown and Sofie Shefia Stephanie Cohen.  We meet at 7:30pm in Bayt B'racha, the building on the north side of the courtyard.

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Tent Minyan with Cantor JoAnn Rice
Feb
24
9:30 AM09:30

Tent Minyan with Cantor JoAnn Rice

The Tent Minyan is a service that explores Jewish diversity while celebrating our commonality. We welcome Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox members as we gather on the last Saturday of each month. Informal Hebrew chanting begins at about 9:45 am, and is followed at 10:00 am by the Morning service and Torah reading. At approximately 11:30, we will share Kiddush, followed by a D'var Torah (study session). The service is presented in three forms-Hebrew text, transliteration, and translation-so that everyone can participate in worship. Join us for this joyous, song-filled Shabbat.

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Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal
Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal

JOIN IN THE FUN!! PLAY IN…

THE NAHALAT SHALOM COMMUNITY KLEZMER BAND is open to Musicians of all ages & Levels who know the basics of their instrument. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2-4PM.

Sheet music & professional instruction provided by Beth Cohen:  Nahalat Shalom’s Cantorial soloist & music director

Dancers: instruction & participation for all levels of dancers @ Sunday rehearsals with: 
Rikud Yiddish Dance Troupe 

View Event →
Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp
Feb
27
5:30 PM17:30

Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp

This is truly the class that you have been waiting for! A class that combines Kabbalah, Mussar (Jewish Ethics), Prayer, Torah and the Jewish year as it unfolds. This class time is yours, and is geared to give you a healthy biome from the brain down. We always talk about how to make changes to our life; in this 90 minute class, we will explore immediate techniques to apply the teachings of Judaism to your daily lives.

Class will be based on the Torah portion of the week, so read up if you have the time.  Each class stands on its own, so if you miss one, that's OK. We will meet weekly until the end of February. Class format will be part lecture and part round table discussion.

Cost: Donation request of $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   For more information, contact Rabbi Chavah Carp at  chavahcarp@gmail.com; or Glorya Hale at ghale22@aol.com

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Beyond the Torah Study Group
Mar
2
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

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Storytelling and Visual Envisioning
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Storytelling and Visual Envisioning

A workshop with community members and artists at Nahalat Shalom. Join Rabbi Lynn for a dynamic workshop that includes visual and verbal modes of creation. What image/story characterizes what is special about Nahalat Shalom? Join us and contribute to the construction of a community mural that will be created by community artists with your input

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Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal

JOIN IN THE FUN!! PLAY IN…

THE NAHALAT SHALOM COMMUNITY KLEZMER BAND is open to Musicians of all ages & Levels who know the basics of their instrument. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2-4PM.

Sheet music & professional instruction provided by Beth Cohen:  Nahalat Shalom’s Cantorial soloist & music director

Dancers: instruction & participation for all levels of dancers @ Sunday rehearsals with: 
Rikud Yiddish Dance Troupe 

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Planetary Judaism: Bringing Down the Torah of the Future
Mar
4
2:30 PM14:30

Planetary Judaism: Bringing Down the Torah of the Future

Taught by Rabbi Miles Krassen, This ongoing series of talks, updating the teachings of Hasidism and Kabbalah, explores ways in which Torah can support an emerging vision of planetary consciousness. The Torah of the Future is the Torah of the Whole Earth that reveals the inherent holiness and essential interconnectedness of all people and of the Earth itself and all that she contains. "The Whole Earth is full of Your Glory." (Isaiah 6:3). Rabbi Miles Krassen is former Professor of Contemplative Judaism at Naropa University and author of significant works on Kabbalah and Hasidism. Your generous donations will pay for these classes. Checks may be made out directly to Rabbi Mile

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Cheder Religious School
Mar
8
4:30 PM16:30

Cheder Religious School

In New Mexico, our children are often the only Jewish students in their schools.  At Cheder, Nahalat Shalom’s once-a-week Hebrew school, we give our children the chance to be with other Jewish kids and families while they learn about their precious Jewish heritage through creative and joyful experiences.

View Event →
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Mar
9
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

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Sephardic Shabbat Potluck Dinner
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sephardic Shabbat Potluck Dinner

This service will consciously explore the connections with our Sephardic Heritage. Sefarad is the Hebrew word for Spain and Sephardic refers to those Jews who once lived in and then were expelled from Spain, who carried their language and their traditions with them wherever they went. We share songs and stories, food and conversation.

This is a potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite vegetarian dish to share. We gather at 6:30pm, with candle lighting starting promptly at 7pm. Come celebrate New Mexico's oldest Jewish community with us!

Hosted by Maria Apodaca, Stephanie SofieShefia Cohen, and Hershel Weiss. Location: Bayt B'racha, the building on the north side of the courtyard.

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Journey to the Heart of Shabbat
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Journey to the Heart of Shabbat

The Shabbat service, led by Alan Wagman, is a step-by-step journey of mind, body, and spirit. This contemplative service will go deeply into each step -- from ordinary reality to the silent, subtle, still place where we might encounter the Presence within and beyond. Torah discussion included (and possibly Torah reading).

Bring percussion instruments. We will start promptly at 10:00 am.  

 

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Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal

JOIN IN THE FUN!! PLAY IN…

THE NAHALAT SHALOM COMMUNITY KLEZMER BAND is open to Musicians of all ages & Levels who know the basics of their instrument. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2-4PM.

Sheet music & professional instruction provided by Beth Cohen:  Nahalat Shalom’s Cantorial soloist & music director

Dancers: instruction & participation for all levels of dancers @ Sunday rehearsals with: 
Rikud Yiddish Dance Troupe 

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Cheder Religious School
Mar
15
4:30 PM16:30

Cheder Religious School

In New Mexico, our children are often the only Jewish students in their schools.  At Cheder, Nahalat Shalom’s once-a-week Hebrew school, we give our children the chance to be with other Jewish kids and families while they learn about their precious Jewish heritage through creative and joyful experiences.

View Event →
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Mar
16
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

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Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal

JOIN IN THE FUN!! PLAY IN…

THE NAHALAT SHALOM COMMUNITY KLEZMER BAND is open to Musicians of all ages & Levels who know the basics of their instrument. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2-4PM.

Sheet music & professional instruction provided by Beth Cohen:  Nahalat Shalom’s Cantorial soloist & music director

Dancers: instruction & participation for all levels of dancers @ Sunday rehearsals with: 
Rikud Yiddish Dance Troupe 

View Event →
Planetary Judaism: Bringing Down the Torah of the Future
Mar
18
2:30 PM14:30

Planetary Judaism: Bringing Down the Torah of the Future

Taught by Rabbi Miles Krassen, This ongoing series of talks, updating the teachings of Hasidism and Kabbalah, explores ways in which Torah can support an emerging vision of planetary consciousness. The Torah of the Future is the Torah of the Whole Earth that reveals the inherent holiness and essential interconnectedness of all people and of the Earth itself and all that she contains. "The Whole Earth is full of Your Glory." (Isaiah 6:3). Rabbi Miles Krassen is former Professor of Contemplative Judaism at Naropa University and author of significant works on Kabbalah and Hasidism. Your generous donations will pay for these classes. Checks may be made out directly to Rabbi Mile

View Event →
Cheder Religious School
Mar
22
4:30 PM16:30

Cheder Religious School

In New Mexico, our children are often the only Jewish students in their schools.  At Cheder, Nahalat Shalom’s once-a-week Hebrew school, we give our children the chance to be with other Jewish kids and families while they learn about their precious Jewish heritage through creative and joyful experiences.

View Event →
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Mar
23
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

View Event →
Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat

A Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat service one Friday evening a month (usually the fourth Friday) provides a contemplative way to greet Shabbat through sacred Hebrew chanting and meditation. Celebrate the end of your week, nourish your soul and welcome Shabbat. Join us as we move into holy space/time in a meditative mode: chanting sacred phrases and melodies and then melting into silence. No prior knowledge or special talent is necessary, only the willingness and intention to go inside yourself, to listen deeply and to be in community with others who are engaged in this practice. Led by Judy Brown and Sofie Shefia Stephanie Cohen.  We meet at 7:30pm in Bayt B'racha, the building on the north side of the courtyard.

View Event →
Tent Minyan with Cantor JoAnn Rice
Mar
24
9:30 AM09:30

Tent Minyan with Cantor JoAnn Rice

The Tent Minyan is a service that explores Jewish diversity while celebrating our commonality. We welcome Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox members as we gather on the last Saturday of each month. Informal Hebrew chanting begins at about 9:45 am, and is followed at 10:00 am by the Morning service and Torah reading. At approximately 11:30, we will share Kiddush, followed by a D'var Torah (study session). The service is presented in three forms-Hebrew text, transliteration, and translation-so that everyone can participate in worship. Join us for this joyous, song-filled Shabbat.

View Event →
Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal

JOIN IN THE FUN!! PLAY IN…

THE NAHALAT SHALOM COMMUNITY KLEZMER BAND is open to Musicians of all ages & Levels who know the basics of their instrument. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2-4PM.

Sheet music & professional instruction provided by Beth Cohen:  Nahalat Shalom’s Cantorial soloist & music director

Dancers: instruction & participation for all levels of dancers @ Sunday rehearsals with: 
Rikud Yiddish Dance Troupe 

View Event →

Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

KlezmerQuerque Der Freylekher Shabes

FREE der Freylekher Shabes opening MEGA-Event:

  • 6:00pm: Children and Families event with guest dance artist AVIA MOORE
  • 6:30pm: der Freylekher Shabes old-country heimishe (homey) Shabbat danced service with Cantor Beth Cohen, Alavados ensemble & Rikud dancers;
  • 7:15pm: Potluck vegetarian dinner;  
  • 7:50pm: The Rebbe's Orkestra klezmer and Judaic band with special guest dance artist Avia Moore leading dances;
  • 8:05pm: Special Guest Musicians: Henry Sapoznik & Margot Leverett - Cameo Performance; 
  • 8:30-9:00pm: Dancing to live music with The Community Klezmer Band, Avia Moore and Rikud dance troupe.
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Feb
16
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

View Event →
Cheder Religious School
Feb
15
4:30 PM16:30

Cheder Religious School

In New Mexico, our children are often the only Jewish students in their schools.  At Cheder, Nahalat Shalom’s once-a-week Hebrew school, we give our children the chance to be with other Jewish kids and families while they learn about their precious Jewish heritage through creative and joyful experiences.

View Event →
Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp

This is truly the class that you have been waiting for! A class that combines Kabbalah, Mussar (Jewish Ethics), Prayer, Torah and the Jewish year as it unfolds. This class time is yours, and is geared to give you a healthy biome from the brain down. We always talk about how to make changes to our life; in this 90 minute class, we will explore immediate techniques to apply the teachings of Judaism to your daily lives.

Class will be based on the Torah portion of the week, so read up if you have the time.  Each class stands on its own, so if you miss one, that's OK. We will meet weekly until the end of February. Class format will be part lecture and part round table discussion.

Cost: Donation request of $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   For more information, contact Rabbi Chavah Carp at  chavahcarp@gmail.com; or Glorya Hale at ghale22@aol.com

View Event →
Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal

JOIN IN THE FUN!! PLAY IN…

THE NAHALAT SHALOM COMMUNITY KLEZMER BAND is open to Musicians of all ages & Levels who know the basics of their instrument. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2-4PM.

Sheet music & professional instruction provided by Beth Cohen:  Nahalat Shalom’s Cantorial soloist & music director

Dancers: instruction & participation for all levels of dancers @ Sunday rehearsals with: 
Rikud Yiddish Dance Troupe 

View Event →
Journey to the Heart of Shabbat
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Journey to the Heart of Shabbat

The Shabbat service, led by Alan Wagman, is a step-by-step journey of mind, body, and spirit. This contemplative service will go deeply into each step -- from ordinary reality to the silent, subtle, still place where we might encounter the Presence within and beyond. Torah discussion included (and possibly Torah reading).

Bring percussion instruments. We will start promptly at 10:00 am.  Torah reading is Mishpatim,  Exodus 22:4-23:19.

 

View Event →
Sephardic Shabbat Potluck Dinner
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sephardic Shabbat Potluck Dinner

This service will consciously explore the connections with our Sephardic Heritage. Sefarad is the Hebrew word for Spain and Sephardic refers to those Jews who once lived in and then were expelled from Spain, who carried their language and their traditions with them wherever they went. We share songs and stories, food and conversation.

This is a potluck dinner, so please bring your favorite vegetarian dish to share. We gather at 6:30pm, with candle lighting starting promptly at 7pm. Come celebrate New Mexico's oldest Jewish community with us!

Hosted by Maria Apodaca, Stephanie SofieShefia Cohen, and Hershel Weiss. Location: Bayt B'racha, the building on the north side of the courtyard.

View Event →
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Feb
9
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

View Event →
Cheder Religious School
Feb
8
4:30 PM16:30

Cheder Religious School

In New Mexico, our children are often the only Jewish students in their schools.  At Cheder, Nahalat Shalom’s once-a-week Hebrew school, we give our children the chance to be with other Jewish kids and families while they learn about their precious Jewish heritage through creative and joyful experiences.

View Event →
Der Freylekher Shabes
Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Der Freylekher Shabes

A joyous danced Shabbat service in a heimishe, old-country Eastern European style led by cantorial soloist/ music director Beth Cohen, Alavados holy days band, Rikud dance troupe, & The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band. Held on the first Friday evening of the month, we begin at 6:30pm with a danced Shabbat service led by Rikud to live music by Alavados, plus prayers for lighting candles, Mishebeyrach, Kaddish Yatom, Kiddush & motzee; 7:20pm-potluck vegetarian dinner; 7:55-Birkat Hamazon; 8-9pm Yiddish dancing with Rikud to a live Klezmer music JAM led by The Community Klezmer Band. Everyone is welcome to all or any part of the evening's celebrations.  Loaction: Sanctuary

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Beyond the Torah Study Group
Feb
2
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

View Event →
Cheder Religious School
Feb
1
4:30 PM16:30

Cheder Religious School

In New Mexico, our children are often the only Jewish students in their schools.  At Cheder, Nahalat Shalom’s once-a-week Hebrew school, we give our children the chance to be with other Jewish kids and families while they learn about their precious Jewish heritage through creative and joyful experiences.

View Event →
Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp
Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp

This is truly the class that you have been waiting for! A class that combines Kabbalah, Mussar (Jewish Ethics), Prayer, Torah and the Jewish year as it unfolds. This class time is yours, and is geared to give you a healthy biome from the brain down. We always talk about how to make changes to our life; in this 90 minute class, we will explore immediate techniques to apply the teachings of Judaism to your daily lives.

Class will be based on the Torah portion of the week, so read up if you have the time.  Each class stands on its own, so if you miss one, that's OK. We will meet weekly until the end of February. Class format will be part lecture and part round table discussion.

Cost: Donation request of $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   For more information, contact Rabbi Chavah Carp at  chavahcarp@gmail.com; or Glorya Hale at ghale22@aol.com

View Event →
Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal
Jan
28
2:00 PM14:00

Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal

JOIN IN THE FUN!! PLAY IN…

THE NAHALAT SHALOM COMMUNITY KLEZMER BAND is open to Musicians of all ages & Levels who know the basics of their instrument. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2-4PM.

Sheet music & professional instruction provided by Beth Cohen:  Nahalat Shalom’s Cantorial soloist & music director

Dancers: instruction & participation for all levels of dancers @ Sunday rehearsals with: 
Rikud Yiddish Dance Troupe 

View Event →
Tent Minyan with Cantor JoAnn Rice
Jan
27
9:45 AM09:45

Tent Minyan with Cantor JoAnn Rice

The Tent Minyan is a service that explores Jewish diversity while celebrating our commonality. We welcome Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox members as we gather on the last Saturday of each month. Informal Hebrew chanting begins at about 9:45 am followed at 10:00 am by the Morning Service and Torah reading. At about 11:30, we share Kiddush and a D'var Torah (study session). This week, Rabbi Paul Citrin will give the D'var Torah, and at his request, this will be an entirely lay-led service. The siddur we use has Hebrew text, transliteration, and translation so that everyone can participate in worship. Join us for this joyous, song-filled Shabbat. Meets the last Saturday of the month.

View Event →
Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat

A Chanting Kabbalat Shabbat service one Friday evening a month (usually the fourth Friday) provides a contemplative way to greet Shabbat through sacred Hebrew chanting and meditation. Celebrate the end of your week, nourish your soul and welcome Shabbat. Join us as we move into holy space/time in a meditative mode: chanting sacred phrases and melodies and then melting into silence. No prior knowledge or special talent is necessary, only the willingness and intention to go inside yourself, to listen deeply and to be in community with others who are engaged in this practice. Led by Judy Brown and Sofie Shefia Stephanie Cohen.  We meet at 7:30pm in Bayt B'racha, the building on the north side of the courtyard.

View Event →
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Jan
26
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

View Event →
Cheder Religious School
Jan
25
4:30 PM16:30

Cheder Religious School

In New Mexico, our children are often the only Jewish students in their schools.  At Cheder, Nahalat Shalom’s once-a-week Hebrew school, we give our children the chance to be with other Jewish kids and families while they learn about their precious Jewish heritage through creative and joyful experiences.

View Event →
Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp
Jan
23
5:30 PM17:30

Mindful Judaism Class with Rabbi Chavah Carp

This is truly the class that you have been waiting for! A class that combines Kabbalah, Mussar, Prayer, Torah and the Jewish year as it unfolds. This class time is yours, and is geared to give you a healthy biome from the brain down. We always talk about how to make changes to our life; in this 90 minute class, we will explore immediate techniques to apply the teachings of Judaism into your daily lives.

Each class will be based on the Torah portion of the week, so read up if you have the time. Each class stands on its’ own so if you miss one that's OK. We will meet December 12 and December 19, and resume January until mid March. Class format will be taught part lecture, and part round table discussion. Rabbi Carp can’t wait to begin!

Cost: Donation request of $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   For more information, contact Rabbi Chavah Carp at  chavahcarp@gmail.com; or Glorya Hale at ghale22@aol.com

View Event →
Planetary Judaism: Bringing Down the Torah of the Future
Jan
21
2:30 PM14:30

Planetary Judaism: Bringing Down the Torah of the Future

Taught by Rabbi Miles Krassen, This ongoing series of talks, updating the teachings of Hasidism and Kabbalah, explores ways in which Torah can support an emerging vision of planetary consciousness. The Torah of the Future is the Torah of the Whole Earth that reveals the inherent holiness and essential interconnectedness of all people and of the Earth itself and all that she contains. "The Whole Earth is full of Your Glory." (Isaiah 6:3). Rabbi Miles Krassen is former Professor of Contemplative Judaism at Naropa University and author of significant works on Kabbalah and Hasidism. Your generous donations will pay for these classes. Checks may be made out directly to Rabbi Mile

View Event →
Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal
Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Klezmer Band & Dance Rehearsal

JOIN IN THE FUN!! PLAY IN…

THE NAHALAT SHALOM COMMUNITY KLEZMER BAND is open to Musicians of all ages & Levels who know the basics of their instrument. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2-4PM.

Sheet music & professional instruction provided by Beth Cohen:  Nahalat Shalom’s Cantor & music director.

Dancers: instruction & participation for all levels of dancers @ Sunday rehearsals with: 
Rikud Yiddish Dance Troupe

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Jewish Renewal Shabbat Service with Rabbi Chavah Carp
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Jewish Renewal Shabbat Service with Rabbi Chavah Carp

Parashat MiKetz explores the power of dreams in Judaism, both the lucid dreams we have in our awake state of mind and the ones that come to us at night. This is also the portion where a  great Tikkun-healing occurs with Joseph, his brothers and their father. In our interactive D'var Torah we will engage with the  Tree of Life, and stand inside the Sephirot.

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Beyond the Torah Study Group
Jan
19
11:45 AM11:45

Beyond the Torah Study Group

We are delving into the entire Bible, book by book. Join us as we discern the literal, ethical and spiritual meaning of the great writings of our ancestors. We are a self-led group and rely on assorted commentary as well as our own sensibilities. No ongoing commitment is required. Join us every week or as the spirit moves you.  Location: Front Entry Room

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