This past month:
Housewarming and Torah scroll welcoming ceremony:
At long last we held the housewarming celebration for the new community place. Guests from the USA, from the Masorti movement, neighboring Masorti communities and, of course, the community members all partook in the joyous celebration. We were honored to be joined by city council members as well, headed by Lea Fadida, second to the mayor and Knesset Member Yael Cohen Farran. The Torah scroll was donated by the Shalva Masorti community in Safed, and was brought to its place regally with singing and dancing. After blessings and songs of praise and gratitude, all enjoyed a lovely buffet. We hope the community’s home will be place of peace, fraternity, liberalism and egalitarianism.
Our first Kabbalat Shababt at the new community home was followed by a potluck dinner, and was a moving experience for all (and delicious!).
Sukkah decorating workshop
A Workshop led by Ada Yalin from neighboring Ramat Yishay Masorti community was held for parents and children. It was creative, colorful and enjoyable. Best said by one participant (age 8): “I thought we would make regular decorations, but it was a nice surprise that we made very special ones”!
Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we met at the Hashofet stream, where we ceremoniously discarded our sins in the form of bread crumbs, with a prayer, and also wrote on rocks things we want to be rid of this year, and of course these were also thrown into the water.
As per custom, the egalitarian services for Yom Kippur were held at the community center in Yoqneam. The Neillah service ended with Havdalah and the children’s procession of bringing in the light. A spiritual and meaningful service was had by all.
Oct. 13th, 2017 at 18:30 at the community home.
A Sweet Shabbat:
We will be collecting baked goods to give to the needy on Thurs., Oct. 19th.
For your convenience these are the dates planned for Kabbalat Shabbat
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