December 2017 Message from Rabbi Dov Gartenberg

December 2017 Message from Rabbi Dov Gartenberg
Let’s get ready for Hanukah which starts on Tuesday evening, December 12th.  Panim Hadashot-New Faces holds a Hanukah celebration on Friday, December 15th with a unique Hanukah Seder, Shabbat meal, and our signature Shabbat Musical Table.  Our Hanuakah Seder will feature live music from the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. The seder is in 8 brief parts, each featuring a combination of bread and olive oil blends and one illuminating text about the holiday. We will have child care and will once again offer a bountiful Shabbatluck.  Here are the Links: Shabbatluck RSVP. Childcare RSVP
We are busy planning for a great 2018 year.  I am planning on introducing some new hosting formats for our Shabbat Hospitality Program which will enable you to choose from more than 3 options including a “Shabbat Salon” format to a family Shabbat concert.  Stay tuned.
Another plan in the works is a musical Shabbat morning service following the success of our High Holiday musical services which blended traditional prayer leading with live music and participatory singing that enhanced the liturgy.
We will also be offering a new singing circle in collaboration with the Stroum Jewish Community Center starting in mid January and a collaboration with Moishe House.
 
There are two events outside Panim Hadashot that I strongly recommend you to consider.  The first is coming up very soon, but if you have the time and funds to go to the Community Singing Intensive with Joey Weisenberg, I cannot recommend it more enthusiastically. I will be going again.  It is a life changing four days of Jewish community singing led by a brilliant composer and teacher.  It has the qualities of a spiritual retreat, an inspiring religious service, and a mesmerizing singalong.
 
The other event is our first Limmud Seattle taking place on January 13-14th 2018.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to participate in unique Jewish learning experience with dozens of great teachers and the participation of people from all over the Jewish community.  I will be among the teachers participating.  Please join me and support this wonderful initiative.
 
Lastly, I hope you will support Panim Hadashot-New Faces  with a year end gift or an annual subscription. As you can see above, we are growing and thriving.  We want you to be a part of it!
Happy Hanukkah,
Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, Convener and Director
Panim Hadashot-New Faces

Jewish Hebrew Singing Circle: Shabbat Songs-CANCELLED

Come sing Original and Traditional Shabbat Songs with us.

The Jewish Hebrew Singing Circle gathers to sing Jewish and Hebrew music. Led by master musician and teacher, Ari Joshua and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg of the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble, we share a broad 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 idea is to have fun, to learn new music, and to sing harmonies.

At this circle we will be singing new and traditional Shabbat melodies.

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.

When:    We meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 4-6pm.

Dates for upcoming sessions through the end of 2017

November 12th, (no meeting on TXG weekend)

December 10th and 24th

Where: In Greenwood at Works Progress, 115 N. 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle 98103. Park in the alley south of the building opposite the rear entrance to Works Progress.

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.

The New Faces Jewish Singing Circle

A fun and joyful gathering for people who love Jewish music and love to sing.

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.

Let us know you are coming by making a quick RSVP HERE

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

Special Saturday afternoon Session on 8/12 from 4-6pm.

August 27th

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.

RSVP HERE