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Open Torah Study

An opportunity for in depth Torah study with a master teacher.

  • 2018 Schedule: 2nd and 4th Shabbat afternoon of the month from 1:00 to 2:30
  • Dates through February 2018: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24.
  • Location: at Panim Hadashot-New Faces Gathering place in the Greenwood Neighborhood in North Seattle. 115 N. 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle 98103.
  • Free. Open to the Public.  Newcomers welcome.  Light Refreshment Served.
  • RSVP: Please RSVP by sending an email to info@panimhadashot.org by the Friday before.

Open Torah Study explores the weekly Torah portion via traditional Jewish and modern commentaries aimed to engage the heart, challenge the mind, and stimulate the imagination.  The sessions are led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg.

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. If it is your first time, feel free to contact Rabbi Gartenberg at dov@panimhadashot.org

Musical Shabbat Table

A Musical Shabbat Table is a unique experience of the joy of Shabbat.

Imagine a room of tables full of friendly and interesting people, enjoying a delectable Shabbat feast punctuated with beautiful Jewish and Sabbath music played by fabulous jazz musicians along with stories and teachings interwoven with the music.

Our Musical Shabbat Table is an modern adaptation of the Hasidic Tish that takes place on Friday evening when the Hasidim sing in chorus in front of their Rebbe. Our version is egalitarian, is for all ages, features talented musicians moving us to sing our favorite Jewish songs, and storytelling and words of Torah that inspire. We enjoy a “Shabbatluck” feast in which we all contribute dairy, vegan, or fish dishes. We offer supervised childcare adjacent to the main room to make it comfortable.

This is a unique Shabbat and Jewish experience comfortable whether you are culturally or religiously oriented.  If you are in the mood for a spiritual, enlivening, joyful, engaging, and memorable Shabbat experience, you will not want to miss the Musical Shabbat Table.   Experience the joy of Shabbat and Jewish hospitality of Panim Hadashot-New Faces.

Sign up to bring a dish for 1/19:  LINK

Panim Hadashot Singing Circle in Collaboration with SJCC Cultural Arts Program

A Singing Circle introducing 18 new melodies of the contemporary Jewish singing renaissance.

In collaboration with the SJCC Cultural Arts Program, Panim Hadashot will be doing a 6 week singing circle in contemporary Jewish song led by Michael Seidel, Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, and Ari Joshua, music director.  The six weeks of singing 18 songs will culminate in a community wide Shabbat celebration of song, music, and feasting on 2/23/18.  See the attached poster.  Go to this link to register.  LINK

Annual subscribers of Panim Hadashot get a 50% refund.

Open Torah Study with Rabbi Dov Gartenberg

Enjoy stimulating Torah study with Rabbi Dov Gartenberg

  • 2018 Schedule: 2nd and 4th Shabbat afternoon of the month from 1:00 to 2:30
  • Dates through February 2018: 1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24.
  • Location: at Panim Hadashot-New Faces Gathering place in the Greenwood Neighborhood in North Seattle. 115 N. 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle 98103.  
  • Free. Open to the Public.  Newcomers welcome.  Light Refreshment Served. 
  • RSVP: Please RSVP by sending an email to info@panimhadashot.org by the Friday before.

Open Torah Study explores the weekly Torah portion via traditional Jewish and modern commentaries aimed to engage the heart, challenge the mind, and stimulate the imagination.  The sessions are led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg.

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. If it is your first time, feel free to contact Rabbi Gartenberg at dov@panimhadashot.org

 

 

 

 

January 2018 at Panim Hadashot

To Friends of Panim Hadashot-New Faces,
I wish you a happy secular new year. We are grateful for the support Panim Hadashot received in response to the year end appeal. The support of our growing community is gratifying and exciting.

January 2018 Update

  • Host a Shabbat in your home with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble:  We invite you to become a Shabbat host through our Shabbat Hospitality Partnership Program.   Learn more HERE and reserve a date to experience the joy of Shabbat with your friends, family, and new faces.
  • New Panim Hadashot Singing Circle in collaboration with the Stroum JCC.  Click Here for details and Signup Info.  We are thrilled to introduce my coleader, Michael Seidel, who bring his considerable community singing skills.
  • You will love our Musical Shabbat Table on January 19th. We bring the joy back into Shabbat by doing a big “Shabbatluck” and the participatory music of the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble and the storytelling of Rabbi Dov Gartenberg.  This is free, child friendly, and a wonderful way to share Shabbat with others.  Details and RSVP HERE
  • Go to Limmud Seattle:   Motzai Shabbat 1/13 to Sunday evening, 1/14.  LINK to Register.  The Heart of Shabbat Ensemble will be co-leading the Havdallah on Saturday night and will be participating in the closing ceremony on Sunday evening. Rabbi Dov is teaching along with dozens of other wonderful teachers and topics.
  • Participatory Musical Shabbat Morning Minyan: Save the Date:  March 10th at our site in Greenwood, 115 N 85th St. Seattle, 98103. Contact Rabbi Dov at dov @panimhadashot.org or text 206 739-9924  if you would like to read Torah or volunteer to help with organizing our first Shabbat morning minyan.

A lot is going on. We invite you to participate and experience the hospitality of Panim Hadashot.

Shalom,

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg

Convener and Director of Panim Hadashot.

 

A Musical Shabbat Table-A MUST: Shabbat Hanukkah

Musical Shabbat Table and Hanukah Seder
Friday, 12/15 7:00pm
Greenwood Neighborhood, North Seattle
Works Progress Leaky Cauldron Dining Room
115 N. 85th St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98103
Imagine a room of tables full of friendly and interesting people, enjoying a delectable Shabbat feast punctuated with beautiful Jewish and Sabbath music played by fabulous jazz musicians along with stories and teachings interwoven with the music.
Our Musical Shabbat Table is an modern adaptation of the Hasidic Tish that takes place on Friday evening when the Hasidim sing in chorus in front of their Rebbe. Our version is egalitarian, is for all ages, features talented jazz musicians moving us to sing our favorite Jewish songs. We enjoy a “Shabbatluck” feast in which we all contribute dairy, vegan, or fish dishes. We offer supervised childcare adjacent to the main room to make it comfortable.  
 
On this Shabbat that falls on Hanukkah we will offer a special Hanukah Seder in 8 parts featuring different olive oils and breads interspersed with Shabbat and Hanukah music and singing by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. This unique event is free, but you must signup to bring a dish. Please reserve early to guarantee a seat.

 

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg,

Convener, Panim Hadashot-New Faceshen: Friday Eve, December 15, 2017 7-9:30pm

Where: Works Progress Dining Room, 115 N. 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle 98103. Greenwood.

Who: : All ages, Open to the pubic. No charge. Please RSVP.

RSVP and sign up for the “Shabbatluck”. CLICK HERE. Please sign up before Friday, 12/15.

Supervised Play Room for Children:  We will have a special room adjoining the dining hall for children 4 to 10 with supervision. Please RSVP HERE for your child.

A Beautiful Observation on the ‘Virtue’ of Hospitality

 

“Hospitality is a bridge to all the great

 

virtues, but it is immediately accessible.

 

You don’t have to love or forgive or feel

 

compassion to extend hospitality. But

 

it’s more than an invitation. It is the

 

creation of a safe, inviting, trustworthy

 

space — an atmosphere as much as

 

a place. It shapes the experience to

 

follow. It creates the intention, the

 

spirit, and the boundaries for what

 

is possible. As creatures, it seems,

 

we imagine a homogeneity in other

 

groups that we know not to be there

 

in our own. But new social realities

 

are brought into being over time by a

 

quality of relationship between unlikely

 

combinations of people. When in doubt,

 

practice hospitality”

 

 

 

From Krista Tippett

 

A Preview of a Hanukkah Seder in 8 Parts

Here is a preview of our Hanukkah Seder in 8 parts which will take place on Friday, 12/15.  This was written by the chef, Emily Moore, and me in 2006.  Send me a note if you are interested in the text of the “haggadah”.  For more information and signup links for the event, CLICK HERE.
Hanukkah and History:
The Meaning of Hanukkah through Olive Oils and Artisan Breads
An Original Seder of 8 Dippings with 8 Questions
With Shabbat and Hanukkah Music and Song by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble
 Part 1
1st Dipping: Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Pumpkin Bread
1st Question: What was the Miracle of Hanukkah?
Part 2
2nd Dipping: Greek Olive Oil with Greek Pita
2nd Question: How was Hanukkah a Cultural/Religious War?
Part 3
3rd Dipping: Burnt Almond Oil with Lavash
3rd Question: What was the Cause of the Maccabean Revolt?
Part 4
4th Dipping: Robust Olive Oil with Bitter Aftertaste with Rosemary Bread
4th Question: Why Did Some Jews Choose Martyrdom?
Part 5
5th Dipping: Canola Oil with Cardamom and Sumac and Dark Rye
5th Question: Why Did Other Jews Choose Resistance?
Part 6
6th Dipping: Chile Infused Olive Oil with Roasted Garlic Bread
6th Question: Were the Maccabees Heroes or Zealots?
Part 7
7th Dipping: Lemon Infused Olive Oil with Rose Water and Challah
7th Question: What are the Historical Lessons of Hanukkah?
Part 8
8th Dipping: Rich Fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Banana Walnut Bread.
8th Question: What are the Lessons of Hanukkah for Our Time?