Wednesday, January 10 at 6:30 - 7:45 PM
(If you like, you can grab some food from Byerly’s and meet us at 5:30 pm)
Led by Kohenet Riv Shapiro
at Byerly’s Community Room, 3777 Park Center Blvd, St Louis Park
We gather to celebrate the new moon of Shevat with Kohenet Riv Shapiro and the Twin Cities Jewish Renewal Community. Kohenet Riv will share teachings on the themes of the Hebrew month, guide us in music and chant, and open space for us to share what's on our hearts and be witnessed in community.
All people are invited to enter into the new month with awareness, inspiration, and community togetherness. Please grab some food from Byerlys that night and meet us.
Riv (they/them) is a queer artist and musician, outdoor educator and Kohenet. After seven years working with Jewish Renewal organizations in the Bay Area, Riv has moved back to Dakota land to serve as the Arts & Culture Producer at the Minnesota JCC. Blending the roles of Educator, Priestess and Artist, Riv is dedicated to sharing the wisdom and the medicine of their Jewish ancestors through adaptive, accessible, and liberatory means.
Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 – 8 PM
Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 West Franklin Avenue, St. Louis Park
Organic seder foods (fruits, nuts, and grape juice) provided. Space is limited - RSVP today! Suggested donation $10.
Celebrate the Jewish New Year for the Trees (Tu B'Shevat) with song, community and a kabbalistic seder* journey through the Kabbalistic Four Worlds of Creation. Local song leader Sarina Partridge will teach original songs, speaking to the themes of the holiday, for community singing - simple, satisfying harmony songs, taught by ear in a way that welcomes all singers. Sarina, Rabbi Debra Rappaport (Hineni), Terry Gips (TCJRC, Alliance for Sustainability), and Riv Shapiro (Minnesota JCC) will offer Tu B'Shevat teachings. All are welcome - come sing!
Sarina Partridge (www.sarinapartridge.com) is a musician, song-leader and educator in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sarina performs, teaches, and tours with a wide variety of music projects - place-based music inspired by time in wilderness, Eastern European and Yiddish song, community song-leading, old-time music... and everything in between.
*Seder is the Hebrew word for "order" and refers to a ritual meal. The Tu B'shevat seder dates back to the Jewish mystics of the 16th century and includes specific fruits, nuts, and grape juice/wine.
Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul by Rabbi Naomi Levy
Sunday, January 14 from 7-8:30 PM CT on Zoom
All are welcome to participate even if you have not read the section.
Winner of the 2017 Nautilus Award in the Religion/Spirituality of Western Thought category.
In this inspiring book, Rabbi Naomi Levy sets off on a three-year exploration of the mystery behind a moving and mystical letter that Albert Einstein wrote in response to a grieving father about the unity that underlies all existence. The stories in the book are told with wisdom, wit and deep compassion and are an inspiring guide on how to live a more meaningful and connected life.
Read the first part of the section through page 179 on Listening to the Love Force: The Key to Intimacy and Uncovering Your Calling. For the Zoom link contact Sherry at TCJewishRenewal@gmail.com.
Save Sunday night February 18th for the following Book Group meeting.
Saturday, February 3rd at 7 PM
TCJRC is one of the partners of this free community-wide gathering outdoors at Levin Park, just east of Lake of the Isles, the evening of Luminary Loppet festival.
Jews and friends from around the Twin Cities are invited to come together to sing, celebrate, and bring some light into this special winter’s night. After an elaborate musical Havdalah ceremony, participants can saunter over to Lake of the Isles to enjoy the Loppet (**separate admission required**).
Wear boots and bring a thermos to receive some hot drinks!
Accessibility: The small Levin park has sidewalks surrounding it, but the park itself will likely be covered with snow.
Luminary Havdalah is a partner event of Klezmer on Ice, the Twin Cities’ second annual wintertime Klezmer + Yiddish music festival, running from February 1-4, 2024. Visit www.klezmeronice.com for more information.
Join song leader Sarina Partridge (Minneapolis, MN) for an evening of joyful singing and deep connection. Sarina will teach original songs, speaking to the themes of Jewish diaspora and the natural world, for community singing – simple, satisfying harmony songs, taught by ear in a way that welcomes all singers. Come sing!
Sarina Partridge is a musician, song-leader and educator in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She feels most alive when learning, creating and sharing songs. Sarina performs, teaches, and tours with a wide variety of music projects – place-based music inspired by time in wilderness, Eastern European and Yiddish song, community song-leading, old-time music… and everything in between. She has a passion for connecting people with their own creativity and with community, and for using song to help build the world we all deserve. sarinapartridge.com
CLICK HERE to reserve your spot!
Suggested donation $10. Light snacks provided
Space is limited – RSVP today!
Presented in partnership with the
Contact Sherry at email@example.com with questions.