Sandy and Barbara Freed will be hosting the Home Havdalah Gathering on Saturday, November 10 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Their home is at 2820 Edgewood NE in the Riverside Park neighborhood; north off Three Mile Rd between Plainfield and Monroe.
Dance For Kindness is a WorldWide event in celebration of World Kindness Day. Groups from across the globe join together to perform a Kindness Freezemob/Flashmob to the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day -- Sunday, November 11. Ahavas Israel is hosting the Grand Rapids DWK event. 10% of the money raised locally will go to Children’s Food Basket here in Grand Rapids. Together, we participate in an event that empowers participants to experience the true reach of World Kindness!
OneTable is an organization dedicated to helping people in their 20’s and 30’s with no children, to slow down, unplug, join together, and have a meal together on Friday night. Sign up at OneTable.org to scroll through open dinners, or create and post your own. From a traditional Shabbat experience to a picnic or Karaoke Shabbat, OneTable will help you make it happen.
You will see dinners hosted by people in Rapids Rapids posted on OneTable.org. Sign up and meet some new people. Or create a OneTable account and register as a host. They’ll match you with a Shabbat Coach, provide you with ritual guides, a potluck organizing feature, recipes, playlists, Nourishment Credits, and more.
If you are not in the target demographic but know someone who is, please let them know to check out the web site.
Taught by Rabbi David Krishef
Beginning Monday, October 8, 7:00- 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $70/members and B’nai Noah affiliates, $95/non-members (includes the cost of the SourceBook)
Anyone for enjoying some home-grown talent? We will begin holding an open mic night on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm in the Social Hall.
An open mic is an opportunity for anyone to come up in front of a supportive group and play a few songs on your instrument of choice (often a guitar but can be anything else), recite poetry, Greek tragedy, a scene from a play, or tell jokes. It should be fun and entertaining. There are very few rules other than a 10-minute time limit and family-appropriate content.
Our next book discussion will be on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30p.m. to discuss:
Upcoming Torah study Shabbat services will be on November 24, and December 22, January 26, 2019 and February 23. Mark your calendars!
Rabbi Krishef’s study groups:
• Thursday Tanakh study, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Schuler Books and Music, 28th St. (either in the back of the store or in the café). We are studying the books of Kings. Exciting narrative! Intrigue! Politics! Backstabbing! Join us.
• Jewish mysticism/Zohar study group, Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Ahavas Israel library. We are reading through Daniel Matt’s translation and commentary of the Zohar.
BETZALEL ART GROUP, Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., room #1
Join the fun at the Betzalel Art Group and be inspired by others as you work on your own projects. Bring your fiber art project or oil painting or any other art or craft you enjoy doing. Everyone is welcome. This is an open and flexible group, so come as your schedule allows.
We provide meals and support to our partner congregation in the Family Promise shelter program, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2700 Fulton St E. Please help - we need volunteers to bring part of a meal and participate in organizing children’s activities. To help, contact Mort Hoffman, 616-949-6088 or 616-361-2738.