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Community Shabbat Gathering, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 our 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.
Here is information and the RSVP link for the upcoming CSG
Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:00-9:00pm at WeWork Lincoln Square. Theme: New Songs from the Jewish Songbook. Rabbi Dov recently attended the Singing Communities Intensive hosted by Mechon Hadar in New York City and led by highly regarded songwriter/teacher, Joey Weisenberg. The Heart of Shabbat Ensemble and Rabbi Dov will introduce 4 entrancing new/old Jewish songs from that remarkable gathering.
Details and Shabotluck Signup: 6:30 doors open, 7:00 dinner, 8:00 Community Singing with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble.