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Fall Shabbaton

Nov. 6-7, 2020

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October 25-26, 2019

Join us for the sixth annual Fall Shabbaton—a spirited, joyful gathering celebrating the best of Jewish life in Maine. Together we will experience a Shabbat weekend full of song, learning, meals, prayer, and outdoor exploration. We will be joined by scholar in residence Dr. Ruth Calderon, a former member of Knesset, and by Nefesh Mountain.

~ Featuring Nefesh Mountain ~

Listen to “Beneath the Open Sky” here

Nefesh Mountain is the place where bluegrass and American roots meet with Jewish heritage and tradition. Husband and wife team Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff, pioneers of this new blend of American music, bring their unique knowledge and passion for these beautiful worlds to the fore with songs in English and Hebrew.

Lodging and Transportation



Fall Shabbaton Schedule  2019/ 5780


Friday, Oct. 25

All Friday events are in Foss Dining Hall

6 p.m. Shabbat Dinner

7:15 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat services led by Nefesh Mountain and Maine rabbis

8:30 p.m. Tisch, including singing with Nefesh Mountain

8:30 p.m. Discussion of Israeli culture and society with Dr. Ruth Calderon

Saturday, Oct. 26

8:15-10:15 a.m. Traditional/ Egalitarian Services in Millett House with Maine rabbis

8:30-9:30 a.m. Shabbat Morning Prayer Run with Colby student Ellie Spector; meet at Millett House

9-10  a.m. Parashat Hashavuah Torah Study with Rabbinical Fellow, Rachel Putterman. Runnals 203

10 a.m.-12 noon Children’s Programming in the Colby Museum of Art. Meet in Museum lobby at 9:45 a.m. or at Millett House at 9:30 a.m. to walk to the museum.

10:30 a.m.-noon Talmud Study with Dr. Ruth Calderon

12:30 p.m. Lunch in Millett House

1:30 p.m. Minchah Hike with Nefesh Mountain

3:30-4:30 p.m. Rabbinical Fellows Teaching Panel at Millett House

3:30-4:30 p.m. Children’s Programming. Meet at Millett House.

4:30-6 p.m. Se’udah Shlishit light Middle Eastern meal and social hour

6 p.m. D’var Gemara with Dr. Ruth Calderon

6:20 p.m. Havdalah

6:40 p.m. Free Time

8 p.m. Nefesh Mountain Concert, Given Auditorium, Colby College. Given Auditorium is located next to the Colby Museum of Art. Parking is available in the Roberts lot. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

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