NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. This particular class led by Rabbi Gartenberg is geared for Jewish families experiencing a loved one’s serious mental illness.
Who Will Be Serene and Who Will Be Troubled? A Rabbi and a Family Member Speaks about Mental Illness Rabbi Dov Gartenberg Adapted for Congregation Beth Shalom, Shabbat August 5, 2017 I would like to dedicate this derasha to two family members. First I dedicate my words in honor of my son, Mori Gartenberg … Continue reading “Who will be Serene and Who Will be Troubled: A Rabbi and Family Member Speaks about Mental Illness”
Our emphasis on Shabbat hospitality includes a deep commitment to a pluralistic society that honors and protects human rights. Rabbi Gartenberg is a member of T’ruah: Rabbis for Human Rights. He has taken strong stands for preserving and improving the Affordable Care Act and is a fierce advocate for action on Climate Change. He participated … Continue reading “Social Action”
Our Current Program Lineup April 2017 Most of these programs are listed in the calendar as they occur. To participate in our Home Hospitality Programs such as Shabbat Hosting Partnerships, please contact Rabbi Gartenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on this link. Our Home Hospitality Centered Programs Shabbat Hosting Partnerships-We collaborate with hosts to practice Shabbat … Continue reading “Building Community”
Monday, August 24, 2015/ 9 Elul, 5775 Dear friends, During the upcoming Days of Awe we will chant the haunting prayer, Unetaneh Tokef. The famous dyads of this prayer reveal the existential anxieties of our ancestors. I am writing to you about three of the dyads which have absorbed my attention during my adult life. … Continue reading “An Elul Letter from Rabbi Dov Gartenberg on Mental Illness and the Seattle Jewish Community”
“Hospitality is a bridge to all the great virtues, but it is immediately accessible. You don’t have to love or forgive or feel compassion to extend hospitality. But it’s more than an invitation. It is the creation of a safe, inviting, trustworthy space — an atmosphere as much … Continue reading “A Beautiful Observation on the ‘Virtue’ of Hospitality”
Learn more about Panim Hadashot-New Faces Shabbat Hospitality Partnership Program at this LINK . You can host a Shabbat at your home with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg.
Sukkot is called in the liturgy “the season of our joy”-zman simchateinu. Honestly, it does not feel in the world as a season of joy. Our hearts go out to the devastated inhabitants of Puerto Rico and to the victims and their families of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. (Please continue to donate … Continue reading “Sukkot Message 2017”
A freilich Sukkot celebration with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. Great food, great music, great guests, great fun!