Panim Hadashot-the Heart of Shabbat is a new independent Sabbath-centered Jewish community based in Seattle. We seek to foster a love for the Sabbath as a spiritual and ethical practice. We offer a monthly Shabbaton- our Urban Sabbath Retreat, on the third Shabbat of every month starting October 2015 featuring experiences that are joyful, welcoming and re-energizing.
Our Shabbatons are designed to introduce new and old Sabbath practices that are spiritually meaningful and deeply moving for all who participate. We believe that Panim Hadashot’s Shabbaton will offer a real and impactful alternative to the pressures and demands that dominate the work week, creating an ‘island in time’ for rest, reflection, regeneration, and connection. Each Shabbaton will be organized around a theme, inspired by the week’s Torah portion or other sources, that will be woven through all the programs of the retreat.
The Urban Sabbath Retreats feature:
- Inspiring musical services at the beginning and end of the Sabbath designed to enhance and deepen the prayer experience;
- Three delicious Sabbath meals, with song, ritual and discussion in a warm and welcoming atmosphere;
- Torah study geared toward enlivening the texts and ideas, making them relevant to our daily lives;
- Jewish mindfulness and contemplative practices offering true Shabbat rest and invigoration.
You are welcome to come to any single event or to sign up for the entire retreat. Outside of our meals, which require pre-registration and pre-payment, all of our Shabbaton events are free and open to the public. Panim Hadashot-the Heart of Shabbat is a welcoming community practicing Jewish hospitality.
The theme, schedule and registration information for our upcoming Shabbatons are available here.