This year Rabbi Margolius will lead a monthly one-hour text-based shi'ur (study session) on our middah (spiritual/ethical quality) of the month. Participation may be on a drop-in basis. The class will meet at WES on the following evenings: THURSDAY Nov. 10 (anavah/humility) (note change in date from Wed. 11/16), and Wednesday evebings Dec 21 (chesed/compassion), Jan 25 (savlanut/forbearance), Feb 22 (kavod/honor), Mar 15 (sh'tikah-sh'mirat halashon/mindful speech), Apr 19 (bitachon/trust), May 17 (emunah/trustworthiness) and Thursday evening: June 22 (seder/order).
We gather for a special contemplative, musical celebration of Shabbat on the third Friday of each month, featuring seating in the round, percussion accompaniment, and very spirited communal singing of the Shabbat prayers and blessings. Shirat HaLev is a wonderful way to release the stresses of another New York City week, and connect with one’s self and the West End Synagogue community. (click image to listen to L'cha dodi)