“My task is not to debate whether I’m a Jew or not, but to figure out what kind of Jew I am. For me, finding a secular Jewish community with progressive politics fits my version of that identity.”
For 2012-13 we are initiating the 2nd Friday Shabes Dinners, which are being held on the second Friday of each month. The vision for these shabes gatherings, based on last year's community meeting about spirituality, is to mark the week's end and provide the community with a time to reflect, relax and connect. All are welcome!
The evening will start at 6:30 pm with time to settle in and schmooze. A shabes ceremony will start at 7 pm followed by a potluck dinner at about 7:45 pm. Come for the ceremony or the potluck dinner or both. A sample ritual program booklet can be downloaded here.
The year's schedule is:
- Friday, Oct 12, 2012 6:30 pm
- Friday, Nov 09, 2012 6:30 pm
- Friday, Dec 14, 2012 6:30 pm
- Friday, Jan 11, 2013 6:30 pm
- Friday, Feb 08, 2013 6:30 pm
- Friday, Mar 08, 2013 6:30 pm
- Friday, Apr 12, 2013 6:30 pm
- Friday, May 10, 2013 6:30 pm
- Friday, June 14, 2013 6:30 pm
All dinners this year are currently planned for the Boston Workmen's Circle building to accommodate the wonderful turn-out, but check the calendar for details about each month's gatherings (here).
Please bring a dish to share when you join us for Shabes. No time to cook? Many of us bring takeout! We’ll provide the wine, juice, and challah.
Each monthly shabes gathering is organized by two community members who will customize the ceremony as they wish. If you are interested in organizing a future shabes ceremony at BWC or in your home, please contact Rosa Blumenfeld (email@example.com) or Marsha Lazar (firstname.lastname@example.org).