Zra'eem this Fall! Erev Shabbat and Chanukah, Friday, December 14
Welcome Shabbat with Zra'eem, a new Jewish Renewal havurah in Germantown, Maryland, with a joyful and contemplative Jewish Renewal Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv service. Latke fun and sing-a-long
Dec 14, 6913 Germantown Road (in the yurt), Germantown, Maryland
Start time: 7:00 p.m. Oneg follows (snacks and shmooze, socializing). Please bring a lovingly prepared healthy snack to share. PLEASE RSVP. (301) 353-1814.
Chanukah is a fun time for all and we will combine a brief service with latkes and Chanukah songs December 14. Some of you may have met my friends Deborah and Jay. It was their baby Torah we were honored with for the High Holy Days. Looking for gifts any time? Deborah and Jay are creators of Dorldor, Jewish educational products and amazing, magnificent mystical jewelry, glassworks, and wood items. Please check out their products at http://www.dorldor.com/. I will wear Deborah's earrings for Shabbat and have some others with me to show you.
Wind your way through Zra'eem's Friday night prayerbook, compiled by Dr. Foster, with traditional prayers and creative, contemporary additions. Enjoy song, chant, movement, contemplation, and time for sharing reflections. Yonina will lead with her folk voice and guitar. Feel free to bring rhythm instruments.Your voices are essential as we create community.
Recommended donations (always accepted for operating expenses), $18.00-36.00+. Checks payable to: Andrea Foster; 12 Grotto Ct., Germantown, MD 20874. Dr. Foster can be reached at (301) 353-1814; (301) 452-7847.
Spiritual walk, December 22 Another spiritual walk back by popular demand! December 22, Hoyles Mill Conservation area, then Yonina's for Havdalah. PLEASE RSVP! home (301) 353-1814; day of walk, (301) 452-7847.
UPCOMING and Looking ahead: Friday night Erev Shabbat service, 2013--January 18, February 15, March 22
If interested in spiritual book group and Rosh Chodesh groups LET YONINA KNOW
Please note: Zra'eem activities are fragrance free: Many people, including Yonina, are sensitive and allergic to fragrances and we want everyone to breathe freely and easily. Therefore, we will be a fragrance free environment. Men and women, please do not wear perfumes or colognes. Thank you for cooperation.
ALEPH Rabbinic Student, Dr. Yonina Andrea Foster is gathering Torah seedplanters and cultivators in a new havurah (community), Zra'eem (Seeds), for those who want to create meaningful Jewish Renewal experiences for body, mind, and soul. Possibilities are endless: prayer (davvenen'), study, song and chant, dance, silence, walking in nature, shmoozing. . . . Together we will plant, nurture, and harvest the beauty of the Jewish faith and open to our own inner wisdom, welcoming all who want to join us. To learn more about Yonina Andrea Foster, ALEPH Rabbinic Student, Spiritual Leader, and exuberant teacher, go to www.yoninatorahseed.com.
Non-Profit status for Zra'eem under investigation.
Looking ahead!!!! High Holy Days 2013 Erev RH, Wednesday 9/4, RH Day 1 Thursday, 9/5; Yom Kippur Kol Nidre, Shabbat, Friday 9/13, Yom Kippur Day, Saturday 9/14. HHD 2012 programming was awesome. Hevruta, chant, song, movement. High Holy Day experience of your dreams. Another unique experience anticipated.. Seating limited.
Planting Seeds of Torah and Peace