Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle THSC

The Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle is an intimate singing gathering that employs the power of songs, stories, and Niggunim (Hasidic wordless melodies) to open the heart and elevate the spirit.   The Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle aims to cultivate the grassroots musical and spiritual creativity of the Jewish people.

Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle THSC

The THSC is an intimate singing gathering that employs the power of songs, stories, and Niggunim (Hasidic wordless melodies) to open the heart and elevate the spirit.   The THSC aims to cultivate the grassroots musical and spiritual creativity of the Jewish people. Led by master musician, Ari Joshua, and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, leaders of the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble of Panim Hadashot-New Faces, the Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle is being formed for people who love community singing and want to learn more of the Jewish and Hebrew songbook.     Ari and Dov work to educate and train people to unlock musical and spiritual potential and make music a lasting and joy filled force in our lives. The circle is open to all who love to sing regardless of faith and cultural background. No auditions are required. Opportunities will be available for participants to sing with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble at Shabbat gatherings.

 

When: Starting Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017. Meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 6 to 8pm. We will have nosh at all our gatherings. Dates for upcoming sessions through the end of 2017

7/23, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, (no meeting on TXG weekend), 12/10, 12/24.

Where: In Greenwood at 115 N. 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle 98103

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

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

Suggested donation for each session: $10. Attending regularly thru of end of 2017: $75

 

To inquire about attending a session of joining the circle, please contact Rabbi Dov Gartenberg.

Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle THSC

The The Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle is an intimate singing gathering that employs the power of songs, stories, and Niggunim (Hasidic wordless melodies) to open the heart and elevate the spirit.   The Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle aims to cultivate the grassroots musical and spiritual creativity of the Jewish people.

Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle THSC

The THSC is an intimate singing gathering that employs the power of songs, stories, and Niggunim (Hasidic wordless melodies) to open the heart and elevate the spirit.   The THSC aims to cultivate the grassroots musical and spiritual creativity of the Jewish people. Led by master musician, Ari Joshua, and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, leaders of the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble of Panim Hadashot-New Faces, the Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle is being formed for people who love community singing and want to learn more of the Jewish and Hebrew songbook.     Ari and Dov work to educate and train people to unlock musical and spiritual potential and make music a lasting and joy filled force in our lives. The circle is open to all who love to sing regardless of faith and cultural background. No auditions are required. Opportunities will be available for participants to sing with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble at Shabbat gatherings.

 

When: Starting Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017. Meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 6 to 8pm. We will have nosh at all our gatherings. Dates for upcoming sessions through the end of 2017

7/23, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, (no meeting on TXG weekend), 12/10, 12/24.

Where: In Greenwood at 115 N. 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle 98103

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

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

Suggested donation for each session: $10. Attending regularly thru of end of 2017: $75

 

To inquire about attending a session of joining the circle, please contact Rabbi Dov Gartenberg.

A Description of an Emerging Community: Panim Hadashot-New Faces

Dear Readers,

I invite your comments about this synopsis, especially those who have experienced our gatherings over the past 6 months.  RDG

Panim Hadashot-New Faces

A Synopsis of Our Emerging Community

Version 1.7

New Faces-Panim Hadashot is a new community dedicated to revitalizing the practice of Jewish Hospitality.   The Hebrew term for hospitality is ‘Hachnasat Orchim-bringing in the guest.’  Our name Panim Hadashot-new faces goes back to the Talmud which describes a custom of inviting new faces beyond the family circle to share in the joy of a newly married couple. 

We understand Jewish Hospitality to mean.

1.       Following and conserving an important Jewish tradition going back to the Bible as demonstrated in chapter 18 of Genesis

2.       Sharing our Shabbat/Festival meals with guests and new faces in our homes and common rooms.

3.       Cultivating hospitality through group singing with inspiring music, engaging Torah study, thoughtful conversation, and table fellowship. 

4.       Experiencing the Sabbath and Festivals as “new faces”, as distinctive joyful experiences in which hospitality, is one of the most central elements.   

5.       Sharing our meals and gatherings with Jews who are different than ourselves in practice and orientation.

6.       Sharing our meals with non-Jews of different faiths and predicaments to share in our common humanity and discuss common concerns.

7.       Mastering Jewish Hospitality practices, attitudes, and behaviors that can be repeated on a regular basis throughout one’s lifetime. 

8.       Expressing a concrete commitment to pluralism, tolerance, diversity, and a generosity of spirt through the active practice of hospitality. 

 Our focus on Jewish Hospitality practices is expressed by our emphasis on community singing as a core feature of our Shabbat Hosting Partnerships and our community programs.  As we remind ourselves, “It’s the music, stupid”.   We approach Jewish music and singing as an authentic experience of prayer, gratitude, generosity, and solidarity.  We intentionally seek to revitalize Shabbat table singing which Jews have practiced for generations, but which has declined among many Jews in modern times.   We eschew performing in favor of soliciting soulful and enthusiastic participation.  We seek to revitalize this practice of table singing through the skillful use of live music and an approach to song leading that invites everyone to sing regardless of ability.    We have developed a very talented and skilled ensemble called the Heart of Shabbat for this purpose.   

Panim Hadashot is a pluralistic and purpose-driven Jewish community.   Through our Shabbat Hosting Partnership program, we recruit hosts throughout the Jewish community who host Shabbat gatherings in their homes and common rooms.  Our hosts invite their friendship circle and “new faces” while we bring our Heart of Shabbat Ensemble to their home for an evening of rich Jewish music, group singing, dynamic discussion and authentic Jewish hospitality.  

New Faces-Panim Hadashot is unusual in that it is purpose driven and does not see itself as a full-service synagogue.  Our model is meant to be an attractive and affordable compliment to synagogue membership as well as an alternative to the synagogue model.  Our community is composed of young and old, singles and families. 

We welcome newcomers to Seattle with Shabbat invitations to experience the Jewish Hospitality that is the central ideal of our community.  We offer many programs open to the community such as monthly Friday night services, Shabbat morning study and prayer programs, Tikun Olam activities, classes, special holiday programs, and in 2017 our first High Holiday services.  In all these we emphasize the importance of practicing Jewish hospitality and encourage all our participants to develop their own hospitality practice. 

We are led by Rabbi, Dov Gartenberg, who is a convener, master teacher, and a passionate pluralist.

 

 

 

Seder of Song at Hillel UW First Night Seder, Mon. April 10th

Seder of Song, a Seder that will leave you singing all of Passover. Join our ensemble, The Heart of Shabbat for first Seder on Monday, 4/10.

Seder of Song, Led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg and the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble of Panim Hadashot – New Faces. Ensemble Members: Ari Joshua, Rebekka Goldsmith
The Seder of Song will feature live music from the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble of Panim Hadashot-New Faces.  Not only will we sing Seder favorites from Mah Nishtanah to Had Gadya but we will also include protest songs and versions of Passover songs from around the world.  The last half an hour of the Seder will culminate in a stirring medley of songs to end the evening on an emotional and spiritual high.

6:00-6:30 Doors Open at UW Hillel

6:30-8:00  Core seder with a mix of beloved rituals, sources for table discussion, and song. 

8:00-9:00 Delicious Kosher for Passover feast

9:00-9:30 An Amazing Passover and Protest Song Medley to Culminate the Seder 

To register for the seder and to get information about prices and parking please go to this link to the UW Hillel.  All registration for the Seder of Song must go through UW Hillel.   https://www.hilleluw.org/passover/. 

The Seder of Song is a Collaboration of Hillel UW and Panim Hadashot-New Faces

Seattle Shabbat and Erev Purim Tish

Seattle Shabbat and Erev Purim Tish: Singing so fun it will come out of your ears.

Panim Hadashot’s Monthly Community Musical Shabbat Happening with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble.

Friday, March 10, 2017

6:30 Relax and get settled: Wine and Cheese

7:00-7:45 Kabbalat Shabbat

7:45- A Shabbat Dinner/Erev Purim Tish

Where: Works Progress, 115 N 85th St Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98103

Cost: Free, but you need to bring a dish.

“In the month of Adar, increase joy.”

Join us on Friday March 10, 2017 for our Seattle Shabbat Tish, an evening of Shabbat celebration with lots of music, singing, great food, storytelling, conversation, and new faces. There is nothing like a Shabbat Tish.  Tish (meaning table in Yiddish)  is a meal accompanied by live music and singing.

Our shared feast will be: Fish/Vegetarian:  Each Household is asked to bring one of two dishes.  An entrée for 6, a side/salad for 6, or a dessert for 6.  If you don’t have time to cook, contact us by texting 206 739-9924 or email dov@panimhadashot.org  and we will give you something  easier to bring. Panim Hadashot will provide drinks including wine, and challot.

Please let us know you are coming by sending an email to dov@panimhadashot.org.