“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.”
Join us every 2nd Friday of the month for Shabes Dinner, when we mark the week's end and relax, reflect, and be together. As a community, we continue to explore what spirituality means to us. Our Shabes ceremony is led by different hosts each month, who offer different themes and create their own unique additions to the ritual.
The evening will start at 6:30 pm with time to settle in and shmooze. 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 schedule for 2014-15 is as follows.
- Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm
- Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm
- Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm
- Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm
- Friday, Apr 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm
- Friday, May 8, 2015 (time and details to come)
All dinners are at the Boston Workmen's Circle building, 1762 Beacon St. Brookline.
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. If you are interested in organizing a future shabes ceremony at BWC or in your home, please contact Rosa Blumenfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marsha Lazar (email@example.com). See here for manual on leading Shabes.