Welcome to the Online Fall Shabbaton

Featuring Deborah Sacks Mintz of the Hadar Rising Song Institute

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020


Shabbaton Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 7

7 p.m. Community Havdalah and Concert, with Deborah Sacks Mintz

Bring your own havdalah candle and spices and join us for a spirited welcome to the new week together in community.

Sunday, Nov. 8

10 a.m. Inside and Out: Racial Equity in Today’s Jewish Community with Yoshi Silverstein

Among the many challenges of the past year, 2020 has cracked open even wider the national conversation on racial equity in our country. Many in the Jewish community are similarly asking questions about how we push forward racial equity work as Jewish individuals and communities, both in the sense of external relationships to other communities, and of internal discourse and learning around the racial make-up of our own community. In this session, we’ll learn about Jews of Color and what our American Jewish community really looks like now and moving into the future from the lenses of both statistics and personal story. We’ll discuss what it means to be “anti-racist” in our Jewish work, lives, and community-building.

11:30 a.m. All Wrapped Up Together with Daniel Heinrich

Global Jewry is connected in a thousand different ways: through shared culture, tradition, language, religion and more. But few ties bind us closer together than our shared penchant for eating stuffed vegetables. Halushkes, Seboya Reynadas, Dolmas, Mechshie, Memualim; Cabbage, Onions, Grape Leaves, Peppers, Artichokes – you name it, we’ve stuffed it full of rice or meat. While it may seem difficult, you’ll find that with a little bit of guidance it’s much easier than you think. In our session, we’ll explore three options for vegetarian rice-stuffed veggies for you to follow along at home: Onion (Sephardic Seboya Reynadas), Cabbage (Ashkenazi Halushkes), and Grape Leaf (Kurdish-style Dolmas). You’re invited to try just one or follow along for all three.

1 p.m. Imagining Post-Pandemic Jewish Life: A Discussion with the Center’s Rabbinical Fellows

1 p.m.: Kids’ Fun and Learning with Mel Weiss and Student Leadership Fellows

2 p.m. Music as a Source of Comfort and Strength, with Deborah Sacks Mintz

How has music been an expression of both power and privilege, joy and suffering throughout the Jewish people’s narrative? Where do we see our own experiences embedded within these stories? In this text-based class, we’ll explore classical texts, punctuating our learning with mindful song.

Click here to listen to Min Ha-Meitzar by Deborah Sacks Mintz with the Hadar Ensemble

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