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Yom Kippur Day Services and Programs Through the Evening

A full day’s events including a Break the Fast Meal. A complete and moving day of at one ment.

Yom Kippur Morning Services with Yizkor, Saturday morning, September 30th Yizkor will take place close to 12 pm

The morning Yom Kippur service continues with the themes of sin and repentance from the night before. Yizkor is an opportunity to recall our loved ones who have passed away. We have prepared a service that will move you deeply. A break will follow the end of services from 1-2 pm

When: Saturday morning, September 30th 9 am-1 pm

Yom Kippur Afternoon Study and Conversation Sessions, Saturday afternoon, September 30th

Study and discussion sessions will be offered in the afternoon.

2-3 pm: Spiritual, Moral, and Jewish Resilience in Chaotic Times. Rabbi Gartenberg will share texts in the Jewish tradition that offer insight and stimulate discussion.

3-4 pm: The Book of Jonah, chapter 1. In the afternoon of Yom Kippur we read the Book of Jonah. Chapter 1 confronts the issues of evasion of responsibility, depression, and the relationship between Jews and non-Jews. The discussion should make you forget you are fasting.

Yom Kippur Afternoon Services, Saturday afternoon, September 30th

The first hour will focus on the “Avodah” and the “Eleh Ezkerah” sections of Yom Kippur that usually occur earlier in the afternoon. We will explore the issues raised by these services, their spiritual value and challenges. In the second hour we will daven the afternoon service along with reading the Torah and chanting the Book of Jonah.

When: 4:30-6:30 pm

Yom Kippur Neilah-Closing Service with Final Shofar Blast and Havdallah, Saturday evening, September 30th

This is the most dramatic service of the year and brings Yom Kippur to a rousing ending. As with all our services we will deepen and enliven the praying with music and melody to lift our hearts as the gates close.

When: 6:40-7:45 pm

 

 

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Kol Nidre Service

A Musical Kol Nidre service that honors the depth and beauty of the Kol Nidre and Evening Service of Yom Kippur. The service will be led by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble.

Kol Nidre, Friday evening, September 29th

The Kol Nidre services feature the beloved prayers and melodies inherited through the generations with a musical service led by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble.  The tone of the service will be contemplative and introspective. On this evening, you will also have an opportunity to learn more about the vision of Panim Hadashot-New Faces. Be prepared to be moved.

When: Friday evening, September 29th 6:30-9:00 pm

Register for this and other Panim Hadashot High Holiday Services  HERE.   A full schedule of our High Holiday events is HERE.

Second Day Rosh Hashanah Contemplative Service and Torah Study

We distinguish the 2nd day of Rosh Hashannah with a Contemplative service and Torah discussion on the Binding of Isaac, the reading for the 2nd day.

Second Day of Rosh Hashannah, Friday morning, September 22nd

The second day service will be different from the first day. The morning will be divided into two parts: First, a shorter contemplative service combining meditation, chant, and shofar blowing led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg. The second part will be a text study of the great and troubling portion of the second day, The Binding of Isaac (Genesis, Chapter 22).

When: Friday, September 22, 2017, 9-11 am

Where: The Seattle Jewish Community School, 12351 8th Ave NE (Pinehurst Neighborhood), Seattle, WA 98125

Register for this and other Panim Hadashot High Holiday Services and Programs by downloading this Guide/Registration Packet.  Click HERE.    Online Registration will be available by August 1, 2017.  You can also reserve seats by contacting our High Holiday Coordinator, Paul Lichter at 425 238-1568 or at paul.lichter@gmail.com.

Musical Tashlich-Casting Ceremony

A Tashlich with beautiful music and song along with a short seder with symbolic High Holiday foods.

Musical Tashlich-Casting Ceremony, Thursday afternoon, September 21st

Join us for this unique Tashlich ceremony and picnic led by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble and featuring symbolic foods of the new year. We will gather in a protected shelter in Carkeek Park to eat, sing, and cast bread together. Bring your own nosh, and we will provide the symbolic foods and the music.

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4-6 pm

Where: Carkeek Park Shelter #2  Link to map

Cost: This is free and open to the public.

Register for this and other Panim Hadashot High Holiday Services and Programs by downloading this Guide/Registration Packet.  Click HERE.    Online Registration will be available by August 1, 2017.  You can also reserve seats by contacting our High Holiday Coordinator, Paul Lichter at 425 238-1568 or at paul.lichter@gmail.com.

Note: Please bring some bread to throw in Piper Creek. The ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm and involves a short downhill walk to the creek. Bring appropriate clothing for being outside.

 

First Day Rosh Hashannah Services

First day Rosh Hashannah musical Services with led by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble

First Day Rosh Hashannah Services, Thursday morning, September 21st

The Rosh Hashannah Morning Service blends the traditional chanting of the Hebrew service with sharing of old and new melodies by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. The Shofar will blast 100 times. In addition to his Kavanot (brief explorations of the liturgy), Rabbi Gartenberg will offer a sermon that touches on a theme of our times in the framework of Jewish wisdom. Transliterations and translations of the Hebrew service are included.

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9 am-12:30 pm

Where: The Seattle Jewish Community School, 12351 8th Ave NE (Pinehurst Neighborhood), Seattle, WA 98125

Register for this and other Panim Hadashot High Holiday Services and Programs by downloading this Guide/Registration Packet.  Click HERE.    Online Registration will be available by August 1, 2017.  You can also reserve seats by contacting our High Holiday Coordinator, Paul Lichter at 425 238-1568 or at paul.lichter@gmail.com.

Rosh Hashannah Seder and Tish

Start the High Holidays with a unique evening of food, ritual, and song featuring the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. Get into the mood of the holidays with beautiful music and delicious foods of the season.

Rosh Hashannah Seder and Tish, Wednesday evening, September 20th

The Panim Hadashot-New Faces Heart of Shabbat Ensemble shares old and new songs of the Days of Awe for an evening of celebration, spiritual preparation, and community singing in honor of the new year. Rabbi Gartenberg shares some insights about the upcoming days in a beautiful and moving musical introduction to the Days of Awe.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7-9:30 pm

Where: The Seattle Jewish Community School, 12351 8th Ave NE (Pinehurst Neighborhood), Seattle, WA 98125

This meal is included in the reserving a seat for High Holiday services.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WHOLE SHEDULE.   CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A SEAT.   

DEADLINE TO RESERVE A SEAT FOR THE SEDER TISH IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH AT 7PM.  

 

 

Torah Study for the Heart and Mind:   TSHM

Our question, “How does this ancient Hebrew text yield insights that illumine our lives and times?” Our explorations start from a love of Torah, but are also informed by a modern understanding about how the Torah has evolved and is historically conditioned. 

The TSHM circle  explores the weekly Torah portion via traditional and modern commentaries aimed to engage the heart, challenge the mind, and stimulate the imagination.  TSHM is led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg.   Our question, “How do the 5 Books of Moses yield insights that illumine our lives and times?”  Our explorations start from a love of Torah, but are also informed by a modern understanding about how the Torah has evolved and is historically conditioned.    Both beginners and experienced students of the Torah will enjoy these sessions.  Please bring a Humash (5 Books of the Pentateuch) if you have one.

The TSHM circle welcomes new faces.  Upcoming dates are below.  TSHM is free.  Please drop me a note that you are coming at dov@panimhadashot.org or text me at 207 257-1996.

Park on 32nd St, West of Lake City Way. Enter gate and to entrance on your right. Dial S112 and you will get my personal phone or dial 206 739-9924. I will let you in. Rabbi Dov

Sept 2 Ki Tavo

Future Dates:  New meeting location:  Home of Anna Boiko-Weyrauch on Capital Hill.  To RSVP and to obtain her address, write to Rabbi Dov at dov@panimhadashot and specify the date you plan to attend.

  • Sept 16 Haazinu, Shabbat Shuvah
  • Oct 7 Bereishit
  • Oct 21 Lech Lecha
  • Nov 4 Chayei Sarah
  • Nov 18 Vayetze
  • Dec 2 Vayeshev
  • Dec 17 Vayigash – you mean the 16th.

 

Shabbatluck and Wandering Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service at Carkeek Park, Sept 1st

Our last Shabbat in Carkeek for this summer. Don’t miss this beautiful event.

We invite everyone to join us for our last summer 2017 Shabbat in the Woods in beautiful Carkeek Park along the Puget Sound. Free event – but please bring a dish to our Shabbatluck to share at this September 1 Shabbatluck LINK.   Please note that our shared meal will be vegetarian, dairy, parve (which can include fish).  Please don’t bring meat, fowl, or shellfish.   

We begin with a Shabbatluck meal in the Piper Creek Picnic area at 6:00pm.  We will be at picnic sites 34, 35, and 36 in the Carkeek Park Piper Creek Picnic Area.  You can see a map HERE.

At 7:15 pm, Heart of Shabbat Ensemble will lead us into the woods for an hour long “Walking Kabbalat Shabbat service”. The prayers of the Friday evening service are hanging in the trees as we walk from prayer to prayer singing the service. This is a unique Shabbat experience which will move your heart.

All are welcome. Bring a friend.  In case of a predicted downpour, we will announce an alternative indoor location on Friday late morning, so please sign up to get notice by selecting a Shabbatluck option above

This event is a  part of the Jewish Seattle Meetup Group and Panim Hadashot-New Faces which seeks to revitalize Shabbat hospitality.  To learn more about Panim Hadashot, go to www.panimhadashot.org.  For questions call or text Rabbi Dov at 206-257-1996 or email to dov@panimhadashot.org.

DIRECTIONS:  To get to the Piper’s Creek picnic sites, take the one way road from the park entrance and loop around past the parking areas and play area. We’re after the road loops around and takes you away from Puget Sound. You will see a sign for Panim Hadashot at the picnic site. We recommend that you bring lawn chairs and blankets, especially if you like to sit on the ground. Picnic tables are available. Phone reception is very poor, but you can call 206 739-9924 if you get lost.

Facing a Radical Future: A Book Discussion Group

Great conversation, Startling Insight, Interesting People. Join the Discussion of the Facing a Radical Future Discussion Group.

This session we are discussing the book, Homo Deus by Yuval Harari.

Organized under the Rubric of Panim Hadashot-New Faces (www.panimhadashot.org)

Facilitated by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg

Contact: Rabbi Dov Gartenberg 206 257-1996 or dov@panimhadashot.org.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

We discuss nonfiction books that explore topics such as climate change, democracy under stress, transhumanism, and pluralism in a time of nationalism. Part of the discussion includes the question of the impact on Judaism of these emerging realities and poses the question of the adaptability of the tradition and our own lives in the face of radical social and natural change.   Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, an avid reader himself, will facilitate group discussions. If you are interested in participating in the group, please contact Rabbi Gartenberg at 206 257-1996 or at dov@panimhadashot.org

The New Faces Jewish Singing Circle

Our goal is to foster great Jewish community singing. We have a wide and deep repertoire of liturgical, cultural, Israeli, and music from various Jewish lands and communities. We also have a growing repertoire of niggunim (wordless melodies new and old).    

The New Faces Jewish Singing Circle (fka, Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle)

The New Faces Jewish Singing Circle meets twice a month to introduce and to sing Jewish music. We are singing new music that is being introduced at Panim Hadashot-New Faces events by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble led by master guitarist, Ari Joshua and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg. We also sing your favorites and requests from participants. Our goal is to foster great Jewish community singing. We have a wide and deep repertoire of liturgical, cultural, Israeli, and music from various Jewish lands and communities. We also have a growing repertoire of niggunim (wordless melodies new and old).

 

The circle is open to all who love to sing regardless of faith and cultural background. Folks are welcome to drop in for single sessions, but we do recommend ongoing attendance to get the most from the singing circle.   No auditions are required.

Send a note that you are coming with your name and date to dov@panimhadashot.org.

 

The Heart of Shabbat Ensemble of Panim Hadashot-New Faces is unique in that we share our music and song in homes as part of our emphasis on Shabbat home hospitality. Participants from the New Faces Jewish Singing Circle participants are welcome to join the ensemble at future Shabbat gatherings on Friday or Saturday evenings   Singers are also welcome to join us for our community Shabbat gatherings. Please contact us to get plugged into our schedule.

 

Future Dates: :   We will generally meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 6 to 8pm.

Dates for upcoming sessions through the end of 2017

September 10th and 24th

October 8th and 22nd

November 12th, (no meeting on TXG weekend)

December 10th and 24th

More sessions will be scheduled in the fall.

Where: In Greenwood at 115 N. 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle 98103. Park in the alley south of the building for entry.

Organizer: Panim Hadashot-New Faces www.panimhadashot.org.

Contact: Rabbi Dov Gartenberg   dov@panimhadashot.org or text/phone at 206 257-1996

The event is free, but we would appreciate donations. Single sessions $10. To join the NFSC as a regular, we recommend a donation of $50. The NFSC is free to annual subscribers to Panim Hadashot-New Faces.