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Shabbat Service Evaluations

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Friday, January 26, 2018: Traditional Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma’ariv

Friday, February 2, 2018: Meditation Style Service, Kiddush Room

Friday, February 9, 2018: Beth-El Traditional Service, Kiddush Room

Friday, February 16, 2018: Musical service with klezmer band "My Son the Doctor"

Friday, May 4, 2018: Erev Shabbat Rebooted


Tom Driver, Emeritus Professor of Theology and Culture at Union Theological Seminary, taught that rituals are performances designed for transformation.  Participants engage in practices that, when they work, discernibly move them  from one emotional, spiritual, and/or moral state to another. It is fair to say that, for many of us, the typical Friday evening service is less than transformational. 

We can solve this problem through:
1) Understanding your emotional, spiritual, and moral needs
2) Imagination of the ritual experiences that truly matter to participants

How will it work?
In the next four weeks, our clergy will be experimenting with different styles and set-ups of worship for your evaluation.  Here's the line-up.

(All services start at 6pm)
January 26, 2018 - Traditional Kabbalat Shabbat/Ma’ariv, Main Sanctuary
February 2, 2018 - Meditation style service, Kiddush Room
February 9, 2018 - Temple Beth-El’s “typical” Friday service, Kiddush Room
February 16, 2018 - Musical service with klezmer band My Son the Doctor, Main Sanctuary
Wed, December 11 2019 13 Kislev 5780