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Snake River to Salish Sea Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey
May 19, 6-8pm, University of Washington (wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ– Intellectual House)
4249 Whitman Ct NE, Seattle, WA 98105
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The faith community has been asked to show up in solidarity with Lummi tribal members, the House of Tears Carvers, intertribal nonprofit Se’Si’Le, and Native communities across the Pacific Northwest to support a Totem Pole Journey uplifting the Indigenous-led movement to honor the spirit of a free-flowing Lower Snake River and restore the health its salmon and the orca that depend on them. You are invited to witness the Seattle stop of the Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey at the University of Washington wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House on May 19 from 6-8pm. Native leaders have requested a robust faith community presence along the Spirit of the Waters Journey and Earth Ministry/WAIPL is encouraging attendance.  

Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah – Mor’s Family’s Story
Saturday, 4/30, 1pm

The Shabbat after Yom HaShoah, join us after services and Kiddush lunch to hear from Beth Shalom’s Shinshinit Mor about her family’s experience during the Shoah in the Balkans. Meet in the Beit Midrash.

Yom HaShoah 2022 – Virtual Program with the Holocaust Center
for Humanity
Thursday, 4/28, 7pm
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Join the Holocaust Center for Humanity for a meaningful program of remembrance and inspiration with a panel of local Holocaust survivors, a candle-lighting ceremony with descendants of survivors, and words of reflection from Rabbi Simon Benzaquen of Congregation Ezra Bessaroth. 

Lag Ba'Omer

Lag Ba'Omer Multi-Community Singing Circle (in-person)
Thursday, 5/19 from 7:00-8:30pm at a park location in Wallingford 
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We invite you to celebrate this Lag Ba'Omer (a minor celebratory holiday in the midst of an otherwise sad period) through song! In anticipation of our Scholar in Residence this fall, with musical artists Joey Weisenberg and Deborah Sacks Mintz on September 16-17, Congregation Beth Shalom, the Kavana Cooperative, and JConnect will be joining forces for an evening of music and community, where we'll be teaching some of Joey and Deborah's beautiful melodies and practicing our communal singing and harmonizing skills. We will be led in song and Torah by local musical artist Chava Mirel, Rabbi Jay LeVine, Rabbi Jill Borodin and Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum. Bring a picnic blanket or camping chair, and come ready to lend your voice to our collective song! Location details will be provided upon registration.  

Tikkun Leil Shavuot (in person)
Saturday, 6/4 from 7:30-11:30pm

We will hear multiple perspectives on the Book of Ruth as our teachers each study a chapter with us. We will break in between chapters for Ma'ariv, candle lighting, and a cheesecake competition where we get to taste and judge. Evening’s schedule:
7:30pm Welcome and Introduction to the Book of Ruth
7:45pm Chapter 1 with Beth Huppin
8:30pm Chapter 2 with Michael Madwed & Keith Eaton
9:15pm Chapter 3 with Rabbi Rose
10:00pm Maariv + Candle lighting + cheesecake contest
10:45pm Chapter 4 with Rabbi Borodin

Shavuot Day 1 - Mor’s Bat Mitzvah (in person and live streaming)
Sunday, 6/5 from 9:30am-12:30pm

Join us for first day Shavuot services as Beth Shalom’s Shinshinit (Israeli youth ambassador) Mor becomes a Bat Mitzvah. Registration no longer needed to attend services. Livestream here
Services will be followed by lunch and board games- feel free to bring a board game or two from home!

Shavuot Day 2 (in person and live streaming)
Monday, 6/6 from 9:30am-12:30pm

Join us for second day Shavuot services. Registration no longer needed to attend services. Livestream here.


Youth and Family Programs for Shavuot

Erev Shavuot/Saturday Night, 6/4
7:30pm- Cheesecake followed by Parent (or other grown up)-Child Shavuot Learning with Rachel and Rabbi Rose for 3rd-6th Grade Families
9pm Shavuot Cooking Class for Teens (7th-12 Grades)- Making Individual Cookie Dough Cheesecakes with Rachel and Mor
Shavuot Day 1, Sunday, 6/5

10:30am- Join us in the sanctuary to celebrate Mor’s Bat Mitzvah with Torah Service, Torah Reading, and a Dvar Torah
11:45ish/After the Dvar Torah- youth of all ages invited to join Rachel for a fun Shavuot cooking project on the Social Hall Patio (children under 5 should come with an adult)
Services will be followed by lunch and board games- feel free to bring a board game or two from home!

Fri, May 27 2022 26 Iyyar 5782