Rabbi Marc Margolius leads Yedid Nefesh ("Companion of the Soul"), a contemplative service for Shabbat evening consisting largely of guided silent meditation, interspersed with chanting and a short teaching. No prior meditation experience is necessary.
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Why Reconstructionism: Ten Steps Towards a Meaning-Based Judaism
Session 7: Values-Based Decision Making (March 28, 9-10 am)
Reconstructionist Judaism represents a path by which we search for meaning and enhance our lives. In ten monthly sessions, Rabbi Marc Margolius will lead us through the core principles of Reconstructionist Judaism, exploring how it can help us find greater meaning in our daily lives, individually and collectively. TODAY'S session will be held from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Please join us for services, following immediately in the sanctuary. And we welcome you to join us after services for our kiddush luncheon.
After the Torah service, we are honored to welcome Rabbi Joshua Weinberg, the President of the Association of Reform Zionists of America, who will speak at 11:30 am on "The Role of Liberal Judaism in Israel."
Rabbi Josh Weinberg is the President of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America. He was recently ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem, and has is currently living in New York. Josh previously served as the Director of the Israel program for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and as a faculty member of NFTY-EIE High School in Israel teaching Jewish History. Josh is a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit, has hiked the Israel-trail, and came on Aliyah to Israel in 2003.
Day one Pesach service -
10 AM on Saturday, April 4th
Day seven Pesach service/Yizkor -
10 AM on Friday, April 10th
Regular Friday night service -
6:30 PM on April 10th
Registration is still open for our new Shabbat program for kids,
Pre-K—1st grade at West End Synagogue
JFLL blends individual choice with experiential and whole family learning. This year we are excited to pilot a new partnership with the groundbreaking Jewish Journeys Project (JJP) at the JCC in Manhattan for families with 3rd-4th grade children.
Click here for quick links to request info or registration forms for 2014-2015. Rabbi Nadia Gold, our Director of Family Engagement, is always eager to speak with our current and prospective JFLL families and WES members at large. Make an appointment with ngold [at] westendsynagogue [dot] org (Nadia) to learn more about our unique brand of Jewish education.