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Coming up at Nahalat Shalom

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  • Dance with us on Simchat Torah! +

    Reservations have closed for our Simchat Torah dinner on Thursday, October 16, at 6 pm. But you can still come for Yizkor and to dance with the Torahs, to the rousing music of the Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band!


    Simchat Torah schedule:

    • 5:30-6pm, Yizkor in the Sanctuary
    • 6pm, Dinner - RSVP requested
    • 6:30pm, Service - Hakafot in the Sanctuary
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  • Join us for Sukkot! +

    Sunday, Oct 5, 2014

    • sukkot10am-12pm, Decorating the Sukkah located behind the playground, led by Roberta Stein -- a wonderful family event!  Bring decorations and schach (the material used to cover the Sukkah) to make the Sukkah beautiful!  Bamboo or other yard trimmings will be welcome and we'll need plenty to cover our large sukkah. 
    • (1-3pm, Tree Planting in the courtyard, with Hershel Weiss has been cancelled)

    Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 - Sukkot

    • 11am-12pm, Pot-Luck in the Sukkah located behind the playground, led by Roberta Stein

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  • Join us for Yom Kippur +

    The Book of Life has no ticket fee, and neither do we.  Services for the Days of Awe are free to all.

    Friday, Oct 3, 2014 - Erev Yom Kippur

    • 7:30pm, Kol Nidre Service, in the Sanctuary - please arrive early


    Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 - Yom Kippur

    • courtyard gate-59-9:45am, Meditation, led by Rabbi Deborah Brin, in Cheder Building (east side of gated courtyard)
    • 9-9:45am, Children’s Service, in the Sanctuary, led by Beth Cohen, Cantorial Soloist; Roberta Stein, Education Director; & Cheder Teachers
    • 10am-2pm, Yom Kippur Service in the Sanctuary (child care available in the Cheder)
    • 2:15-3:45pm, Contemplative/Meditative practice (chanting, meditation, Sufi dancing) in the Sanctuary, led by Alan Wagman
    • 4pm, Discussion & Study Session in the Sanctuary, led by the Torah Study Group
    • 5:30-7pm, Yizkor & N’ilah in the Sanctuary
    • 7pm, Communal Break-the-Fast Vegetarian Pot-Luck* in Beyt B'racha and courtyard 

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Rabbi's Reflections

  • Don’t Freak Yourself Out +

    Rabbi Deborah J. Brin Kol Nidre 5774/2013 As a child I loved to hear stories about the Wise Men of Chelm.  Chelm was an actual shtetl in Poland, that got an unfortunate reputation as being filled with fools who sounded like the wise and learned Read More
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Thu Oct 23 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Cheder & B'nai Mitzvah Classes
Thu Oct 23 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Explore the Talmud Study Group
Fri Oct 24 @11:45AM - 01:00PM
Beyond the Torah Study Group
Fri Oct 24 @ 1:00PM - 02:30PM
Torah Study with Rabbi Brin
Fri Oct 24 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Rosh Chodesh Shabbat Potluck
Fri Oct 24 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Contemplative Kabbalat Shabbat
Sat Oct 25 @10:00AM - 01:00PM
Mose Wheeler Bar Mitsvah
Sun Oct 26 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Klezmer Band / Rikud rehearsal