Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
P'nai Or Davennen' Space
6757 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Program will be facilitated by
Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael, and Reb Simcha Raphael
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi HaRav Meshullam Zalman Hiyya ben Hayyah Gittel v'Shlomo HaKohen
August 28, 1924 - July 3, 2014 (5 Tammuz 5774)
Reb Zalman was the visionary founder of Jewish Renewal, a spiritual revolutionary who infused Judaism with a new, creative vitality and contemplative depth. Responsible for the revival of a Judaism that is meaningful on all levels - body, heart, mind, soul and earth - his expansive mind continually pushed the margins of spiritual growth using the languages of technology and ecology.
Each of us who has been touched by Reb Zalman carries our own memories, our own stories, our own holy sparks. For this Shloshim Gathering (observance of the end of the thirty-day period following his death), we invite you to come and share your rebbe stories – whether you knew him personally, or learned from his writings or recordings, or were influenced in any other way by him through his paradigm-shifting work over the years. Come taste this holy rebbe’s profound teachings and experience the deeply inspiring melodies and chants of Jewish Renewal. As befits a Reb Zalman memorial, all communities are welcome and invited!
May Reb Zalman’s precious light illuminate our world for a long, long time, and may we, collectively, continue his mission of rousing and lifting up souls.
We meet in our light and spacious room on Jewish holidays and every Shabbos (Saturdays 10:30 am-1:00 p.m.).
Torah study from 9:15-10:15 am is an hour of lively, participatory discussion
Shabbos Morning services 10:30-1:00 are followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome!
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• If you are Jewish but don’t know what that means, you are welcome.
•Whether or not you believe in God, or if you struggle with your beliefs, or even if you’re not sure what to believe, you are welcome.
•If you have become disconnected from your Jewish roots, no matter how far back they may go, you are welcome.
•If you are not Jewish but something in you loves something about Judaism, you are welcome.
•If you have traversed other spiritual paths and are still seeking spiritual nourishment and community, you are welcome.
•If you have been thinking about starting to celebrate Shabbat and Holidays but don’t know where to begin, you are welcome.
•If you have recently experienced a special milestone in your life, and long for a kindred community to celebrate with, you are welcome.
•If you have recently experienced a loss in your life, and would be comforted by having the support of a caring and compassionate community along with its Jewish spiritual resources, you are welcome.