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”
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”
We welcome initiative from our subscribers and others for new circle ideas. We will help organizers to find people who would be interested and to provide support with our resources. We have received suggestions for these circles and welcome anyone who would like to lead them such as a Jewish cooking circle, Young Family Shabbat … Continue reading “Initiating Shabbat Circles”
Teacher: Rabbi Dov Gartenberg There is a story about a famous rabbi who would “accidentally” spill wine at the beginning of his Shabbat dinner so his guests would feel comfortable eating in his home. Wine stains on the home Shabbat songbook are a sign that Shabbat is a beloved spiritual practice and many … Continue reading “Wine Stains and Blessings: Building a Spiritualy Intentional Shabbat Practice as a Cornerstone to a Jewish Life.”
Imagine a room of tables full of friendly and interesting people, enjoying a delectable Shabbat feast punctuated with our singing beautiful Jewish and Sabbath music accompanied by fabulous jazz musicians and inspired storytelling drawing from our tradition.
Come together with Moishe House, Kavanah Collective, and Panim Hadashot for the reading of Megillat Esther.