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Shabbat and Holidays

 

When was the last time you really unplugged from things and took a break? When our electronic devices constantly notify us at all hours and when our culture today pushes us to constantly go, when was the last time you really paused?

 

Our Jewish tradition calls us to Shabbat. Each Friday and Saturday, our tradition invites us to slow down so we can tune in to how we are really doing. Shabbat is that time to take stock of the week and our lives. Through meaningful prayer and song, Shabbat services give voice to our blessings and our brokenness, our longings and our achievements. In doing so, we—as a community—strive toward a touch of the sacred.

 

Shabbat at Hevreh is an incredible, inclusive alternative to the typical weekday. When we are focused on being productive during the rest of the week, Shabbat is that day in which we can focus on living. Come to Hevreh on a Friday evening and you will find others there ready and wanting to connect. We sing together, we share happy occasions together, and we are there for one another when we need a bit more care and love, because sometimes it’s just been a hard week. On Saturdays, we dance around at Tot Shabbat with some of our youngest community members, we mine meaning out of our Torah portion in our study groups, and often we celebrate with our young people as they are called to the Torah as b’nai mitzvah.

 

The word “Hevreh” means community, and we know that it takes everyone in a community to make us Hevreh. We are individuals and families. Some of us grew up Jewish, some of us chose the Jewish community on our own. We are straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, genderqueer and questioning. We are nursing mothers and adoptive parents. We are believers and questioners, both spiritual and religious. We are first timers, new members, and Berkshire natives. We are neighbors and friends. The Berkshires is our happy place. Hevreh is our spiritual home.

 

Shabbat is at the core of who we are as Hevreh. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel described Shabbat as a palace in time. It is our most sacred destination. Our community, set in the beauty of the Berkshires, is also a special destination–one that helps foster a sense of the Spiritual. We look forward to unplugging and spending Shabbat together.

Shabbat at Hevreh

SEPTEMBER 2017

Friday, September 1

6:00 PM Shabbat Evening Service

 

Saturday, September 2

Torah: Parashat Ki Teitzei, Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19
8:45 AM Shabbat Morning Study
9:30 AM Berkshire Minyan
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services & Bat Mitzvah of Ella Novick

 

Friday, September 8

7:30 PM Shabbat Evening Service

 

Saturday, September 9

Torah: Parashat Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:8
8:45 AM Shabbat Morning Study
9:00 AM Tot Shabbat
9:30 AM Berkshire Minyan
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services

 

Friday, September 15

7:30 PM Shabbat Evening Service
Guest Speaker Brooke Mead, Berkshire Immigrant Center

 

Saturday, September 16

Torah: Parashat Parashat Nitzavim-Vayeilech, Deuteronomy 29:9 – 31:30
8:45 AM Shabbat Morning Study
9:30 AM Berkshire Minyan
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services & Bar Mitzvah of Ethan Pratt
8:00 PM Leil Selichot Service

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

7:30 PM Erev Rosh Hashanah

 

Thursday September 21, 2017

9:00-9:45 AM Rosh Hashanah Family Service
10:30 AM Rosh Hashanah Morning Service
4:00 PM Tashlich at the Great Barrington River Walk

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

10:30 AM 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Service
7:30 PM Shabbat Shuva Evening Service

 

Saturday, September 23

Torah: Parashat Ha’azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1 – 32:52
8:45 AM Shabbat Morning Study
9:30 AM Berkshire Minyan
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services

 

Friday, September 29, 2017

7:30 PM Kol Nidrei

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

9:00-9:45 AM – Yom Kippur Family Service
10:30 AM – Yom Kippur Morning Service
1:30 PM – Spiritual Small Groups
2:45 PM – Yom Kippur Afternoon Service, including Yizkor & Neilah
A Festive Break Fast will follow immediately after the concluding service on Yom Kippur.

OCTOBER 2017

Friday, October 6

6:00 PM Sukkot Shabbat Chol HaMoed Evening Service with Yizkor
Guest student rabbi, Kylynn Perdue-Bronson, to speak.

 

Saturday, October 7

Torah: Sukkot Shabbat Chol HaMoed, Exodus 33:12-34:26
8:45 AM Shabbat Morning Study
9:00 AM Tot Shabbat
9:30 AM Berkshire Minyan
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Simchat Torah
5:00 PM – Pizza in the Hut
5:45 PM – Celebration of Simchat Torah and Re-Rolling the Scrolls

 

Friday, October 13

7:30 PM Shabbat Evening Service

 

Saturday, October 14

Torah: Parashat Bereshit, Genesis 1:1 – 6:8
8:45 AM Shabbat Morning Study
9:30 AM Berkshire Minyan
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services

 

Friday, October 20

7:30 PM Shabbat Evening Service

 

Saturday, October 21

Torah: Parashat Noach, Genesis 6:9 – 11:32
8:45 AM Shabbat Morning Study
9:30 AM Berkshire Minyan
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Services

 

Friday, October 27

7:30 PM Shabbat Evening Service
Guest Speaker, Rabbi Dennis Ross

 

Saturday, October 28

Torah: Parashat Lech-Lecha, Genesis 12:1 – 17:27
8:45 AM Shabbat Morning Study
9:30 AM Berkshire Minyan
10:00 AM Shabbat Morning Service