Our Shabbat morning worship alternates between opportunities for embodied prayer and more traditional liturgical approaches.
A monthly Shabbat morning prayer experience, the Learners and Leaders Minyan is an intergenerational gathering where *everybody* gets to learn how to be a leader. With support from our teen musicians, this is an opportunity for elders and youngers, parents, teachers and students to all come together to build community and get more deeply connected with the Shabbat morning liturgy.
The service is appropriate for anyone 5 and up, though younger children are welcome to attend if their parents are OK tending to them as childcare is not provided.
We will pray, sing, meditate, move and study Torah together in the Sanctuary (10-11:30am), and then gather for a potluck kiddush in the Social Hall (11:30-12:30.) All are warmly invited to participate! Challah and juice will be provided - Please bring a vegetarian/dairy dish to share.
Would you like to relax deeply, slow your mind and learn some kind-hearted Jewish meditation? Are you looking for a way to shift old habits and behaviors and improve your physical health?
If your answer is yes, please join Tracy Patch with a Four Worlds Shabbat. We will use a combination of gentle yoga movement, breathing, meditation, visualization and using intention with yoga nidra*. This experiential practice will allow us to traverse the Four Worlds of body, mind, heart and soul.
*Visit www.gentlewisdomyoga.com for testimonials and information on this powerful practice.
Please note: This will not be a traditional Shabbat morning service.
Please bring a mat, blanket and pillow for the yoga nidra practice. Extras are available.
For more information, contact TracyPatch@gmail.com
Saturdays, 10:30am - 12pm
September 17, November 12, December 10, 2016.
January 28, February 18, March 18, April 8, May 13, 2017.
Four Worlds Shabbat is financially sponsored by Nevei Kodesh, allowing us to offer this program free and open to the public. Donations welcomed.
With Dove Weissman-Shtein and friends
Shabbat Movement Exploration
This Shabbat morning movement-based exploration invites body-heart-mind-soul to discover the Torah / Wisdom within. Through chanting, gentle embodiment practices, Parasha meditations and free movement, we enter the temple of our bodies to connect with the Torah alive in each of our cells, each of our souls.
No experience necessary, come as you are. Wear comfortable clothes. If you'd like, you're welcome to bring a journal, tallit or other prayeraphernalia.
Saturdays, 10:30am - 12pm
September 24, November 19, December 17, 2016
January 21, March 4, May 6, 2017
Embodying Torah is financially sponsored by Nevei Kodesh, allowing us to offer this program free and open to the public. Donations welcomed.
Guided by the rabbi and our community musicians, we embark on a worship journey that begins with body awareness and gratitude; moves through song and dance to open the heart; dwells in contemplation and prayer; and then culminates in the Torah service, where we read directly from our tradition’s most sacred text. These services are often combined with the celebration of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, where one of our young people is called to the Torah for the first time, taking their place in the Jewish community as a young adult.
Each month during the school year, children 0-5 - plus their parents and siblings - are invited for special hands-on activities facilitated by Jorie Ciesla, CNK's Assistant School Director. ShabbaTots programs are usually themed in connection with upcoming holidays, providing parents with take-away resources and ideas for celebrating with their little ones, as well as an opportunity to strengthen community with other parents and children. ShabbaTots asks for a $10 donation per family; this can be paid in advance at the office, or on the day. ShabbaTots programming may be held concurrently with other services, in a different space.