We have a big lineup of events planned for our Friday evening Shabbat services in August! We begin on August 3rd, with our First Friday Shabbat Potluck dinner. We've had wonderful and enjoyable evenings with our Shabbat potluck dinners; click here for more information. On August 10th, we'll continue our custom of reading the Torah on Shabbat evening on the second Friday of each month. This is a great opportunity for young and old to see and hear a Torah service. Finally, August 17th is our installation of the new Board of Trustees, and we'll also honor our former administrator (and now Board member!) Meaux Kurtz for her hard work and dedication to the Congregation.
At Services this Shabbat evening,
A discussion on:
What do You Believe about God
And Why it Matters
At a Friday evening service in April we had a lively discussion on the question of whether or not Jews must, or should, believe in God. That was followed up by a poll on the question that was put here on Our Blog. You can vote in the poll and/or see the results here. In the most recent edition of Reform Judaism, an article appeared entitled: “The God Survey.” Mark Dov Shapiro, the author, offered an analysis of the sometimes surprising results of a similar survey that he sent to his congregation. I will be using the article as a basis for discussion this Friday evening. You can read Rabbi Shapiro's very interesting article on the internet here. Copies of the article will also be available at services.
Wishing you a Shabbat Shalom,