Community Shabbat Gatherings
Our Community Shabbat Gathering (CSG) is Panim Hadashot's monthly Friday night Shabbat event that takes place at WeWork in downtown Bellevue. The CSG reflects Panim Hadashot's mission to bring people together through Shabbat Hospitality. We gather over a shared meal (a vegetarian Shapotluck) and offer a community singing or learning experience which is relaxing, joyful, and spiritually enriching.
The unique feature of our Community Shabbat Gatherings is a Shabbat Singing Circle that follows Shabbat dinner. In the Singing Circle we share both old and new Shabbat and Jewish songs which are brought alive by our Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. We give great care to the songs we share with participants, seeking to plumb the spiritual depths and joy which is unique to the Jewish tradition of Sabbath singing. In addition to our Singing Circle we often feature a brief Torah teaching or a guest speaker to stimulate discussion and to share Jewish wisdom.
You don't need a good singing voice or knowledge of the Shabbat songbook to enjoy the Singing Circle. And besides, the beautiful music will carry each of us along.
Our CSGs are free, open to the public, and kid friendly. We welcome Jews from both secular and more traditional backgrounds. We also extend an invitation to people from other faiths and cultures who would like to share in an authentic experience of the joy of the Jewish Sabbath. While are potlucks are not strictly kosher, they are always vegetarian or pareve.
Logistics: We have ample and free parking as well as full disability access. Parking instructions are at https://panimhadashot.org/our-location/. We are also a short walk from the Bellevue Transit Center. We do require a RSVP to attend and to select a food item to bring to the event.
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Would you like to join in a high level discussion in the aftermath of the events in Pittsburgh? We will be gathering at the home of Shai and Krystal Ron in Renton to discuss modern anti-Semitism and how to understand it's growth in the US and in Europe. The discussion…Find out more »
Our Community Shabbat Gathering is an authentic and unique experience of the hospitality, the fellowship, and the joy of the Jewish Sabbath.Find out more »
A Home Shabbat Experience culminating in Havdallah. We will end Shabbat with beautiful group singing.Find out more »
Enjoy a beautiful experience of Shabbat along with a Singalong of Shabbat songs and selected favorites from Paul Simon with our Heart of Shabbat EnsembleFind out more »
A Home Hanukkah Experience featuring group singing and the music of the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. Open to people signed up on the Panim Hadashot guest list. Do you want to host at your home or community room? Contact Rabbi Dov Gartenberg at the contact page.Find out more »
A Feast of Breads, Olive Oils, and Questions: An Original Hanukkah SederFind out more »
We are excited to share new Jewish songs from via the recent Singing Communities Intensive.Find out more »
Panim Hadashot-New Faces is a Community Sponsor and Participant in Limmud Seattle. Saturday Evening to Sunday Evening, January 19-20, 2019. Bellevue Community College Learn More and Register for this Great Seattle Event Limmud is a global movement of independent, volunteer-run Jewish learning events. Started in the UK in 1980, there…Find out more »
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN MARCH 2019. A Night of Food and Song harnesses the beautiful traditions of the Jewish Sabbath ritual feast to bring joy and rest to those facing the challenges of mental illness. The traditions of enjoying great food and joyful group singing…Find out more »
A beautiful evening of food, light, and song illuminated by the ritual of Havdallah bring Shabbat to a close.Find out more »
Home Shabbat New Faces Guest Listing
Panim Hadashot-New Faces holds Home Shabbat Experiences all over Seattle. We encourage all our hosts to invite “new faces” to their event. If you are new to Seattle, want to build a Shabbat hospitality practice, learn more about Judaism, or love the Shabbat home traditions, you can join our New Faces Guest Listing.
Members of the New Faces Guest Listing receive frequent Shabbat invites. This is a wonderful way to meet new people and to experience diverse ways Shabbat is celebrated in Seattle homes and community rooms.
To join our New Faces Guest Listing, please subscribe here at any level, then contact us. Our Convener, Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, will ask you a few questions, then match you with Home Shabbat Experience hosts.