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Get involved

 

Hevreh is all about you. At our core, Hevreh values the contributions that every member makes to our community.

 

At Hevreh, we have so many ways to get involved, and we need your help. We need your gifts, talents, and passions to continue to make Hevreh a destination for Jewish life. We all do our part to make Hevreh a real hevreh–Hebrew for community.

 

Are you a musician? Several congregants take part in the musical aspects of our services. Do you have a passion for mindfulness? Join our weekly yoga classes. Do you love to learn or teach? Engage with others through our lifelong learning series or discussions communities. These are just a few of the many ways to get involved.

 

Hevreh is all about you, and we’re all about community. So come by. We’d love to see you here.

 

Email info@hevreh.org to learn more.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 | 7:00-9:00 pm

“A GRIEF SUBLIME” CONVERSATION W/ AUTHOR BETH ROBBINS & RABBI NEIL HIRSCH

After the sudden death of her husband—Steve “Sproutman” Meyerowitz—of nearly 30 years, author Beth Robbins turned to writing for comfort. And to Keats, Whitman, Melville, and Dickinson. What began as a mourning rite for a grieving widow, eventually transformed into a lyrical memoir of childhood, marriage, grief, and ultimately resurrection.

 

“The fragmentation, or, perhaps better said, the shattering of my world led me to look for conversation, reconnection, dialogue,” says Robbins. “’My poets’, as I began to call them, offered me solace. They spoke to meaning and purpose. Somehow Steve’s death allowed me to (re)discover my strength.”

 

Grief may be unwelcome, but it also brings insights and gifts. Beth Robbins, Hevreh member, and Rabbi Neil Hirsch will sit down to explore Beth’s journey and process, and what meaning she’s taken spiritually.

 

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

ALTERNATING MONDAYS | 11:00 am

PEER-LED MUSSAR GROUP

JANUARY 6, 20 | FEBRUARY 3, 17

Broadly speaking Mussar is the study, discussion, and practice of various character (or “soul”) traits from a Jewish perspective. While there are over one hundred of such traits, typical ones include Humility, Gratitude, Compassion, Patience, and Silence.

Hevreh is starting a lay-led Mussar group, which will meet every other week on Mondays. We will usually plan on meeting from 11:00-12:30, but check the weekly email, This Week at Hevreh, for confirmation of dates and times. This group is open to all, so please come and join us. A Zoom (teleconferencing) option will be available for those who cannot attend in person if you let us know in advance. Our first meeting in November is currently scheduled for Monday, November 4 at 1:00 (note this one time change in time). Please feel free to join us.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 | 6:00 pm

BEN-GURION, EPILOGUE FILM SCREENING

Introduction & Talkback with Doug Seserman, AABGU Chief Executive Officer

In the depths of the Ben-Gurion Archives at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, six hours of an interview soundtrack was discovered of one of modern history’s greatest leaders—David Ben-Gurion. It was matched with a filmmaker who had the footage and was looking to recreate the interview. It is 1968, and he is 82 years old, five years before his death. This 70-minute documentary brings to life Ben-Gurion’s introspective soul searching that provides a surprising vision for today’s crucial decisions and the future of Israel.

 

Join us to view the film and engage in a talkback with Doug Seserman.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm

PURIM LEARNING & LUNCH W/ RABBI GORDON

“One Women, Men, Power and Anger”

Can anger be ethical? We’ll consider this, and other questions at this special Purim discussion and study session on women, men, power and anger, based on two core texts: Rebecca Traister’s Good and Angry, and Talmud Berakhot 51A. Rabbi Gordon suggests you read Traister’s book ahead of time, but it is not required. All are welcome!

 

Suggested Donation: $10. Light lunch will be served

Social Justice

 

Hevreh is a community of faith and conscience. We are a spiritual community, and for many of us, we express that spirituality through action in the broader community. Directed by the values of chesed (loving-kindness) and tzedek (justice), Hevreh is a community with social action and social justice at our core.

 

Members of our community prepare a monthly meal for the Breaking Bread Kitchen, we volunteer regularly at our People’s Pantry, and we hold regular blood drives. Hevreh is a member of the Four Freedoms Coalition and our community is also a Brit Olam Congregation. In 2017 we took part in the Religious Action Center’s Urgency of Now Campaign.

 

For some, volunteerism, community service, social action, and social justice are ways to engage in community and with one’s own spiritual life. We’d love to include you in all that’s going on. Please be in touch with Rabbi Hirsch for more information.