Chesapeake JRF Shabbaton
Friday December 14-Sunday December 16, 2007, Capital Camps, Waynesboro, PA
The theme of this year's Chesapeake Regional Shabbaton is Prayer, Spirituality and Expressions of Prayer through Reconstructionist Eyes. There will be adult, family and children’s programming and a concurrent No'ar Hadash Teen Kallah for students in grade 8 and above.
For more information, contact Jackie Land, JRF Chesapeake regional director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Now Open for Western Region Gathering
Friday January 11-Sunday January 13, 2008, University Synagogue, Irvine, CA
JRF's Western Region is planning its biggest event ever! More than a Shabbaton, more than a Kallah, the gathering will be a weekend of celebrating Kehillah Shel Kehillot (Community of Communities). We will become a true community, as we study, nosh, network, enjoy intergenerational activities, hear from JRF speakers, share music and storytelling, practice tikkun olam and more.
For general information, contact Devorah Servi at email@example.com or (323) 933-7491.
Online registration is available at: jrf.org/western_gathering_08.
For information about the concurrent No'ar Hadash Teen Kallah for 8th-12th graders, contact Samantha Papurt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teen registration materials will be at www.noarhadash.org in the near future.
For underwriting and scholarship sponsorships, contact Mark Bregman at email@example.com.
A JRF North American Leadership Workshop - Save the Date!
Congregational Growth: The Dynamics of Membership, Outreach and Financial Resources
Sunday, March 2, 2008, 9 A.M. - 4 P.M., at Ezra Habonim—The Niles Township Jewish Congregation, Skokie, IL
Come learn how to use a congregational systems approach to understand the dynamics of congregational growth. Gain important skills and ideas about how to effectively reach out to attract new members, reach in to strengthen already-existing members and volunteers, and how to creatively grow the congregation's financial resources.
All JRF affiliates are invited to send representatives to this special one-day workshop!
For information contact Julie Braman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-885-5601.
New York-New Jersey Region Evening of Celebration
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York, NY
This year, the New York-New Jersey Region of JRF is taking its annual Evening of Celebration to the stage. We are planning a wonderful evening at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre where we'll be among the first groups to see South Pacific! The Evening of Celebration will honor Those Who Bring Joy and Creativity to Our Congregations.
Curtain 7:00 pm, Honoring & Dessert Reception to follow.
The Evening of Celebration supports and sustains the growth of the Reconstructionist movement and its congregations throughout North America.
Hiddur Presents Autumn Song: An Evening with Yiddish poet, singer and songwriter Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman
Thursday, December 13, 2007, 7:30 pm, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College along with The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation and other organizations in the community are sponsoring a dynamic multigenerational event: Autumn Song: Portrait of the Artist as an Older Woman, an evening with acclaimed Yiddish poet, singer and song writer, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.
This evening is free and open to adults of all ages. Reservations appreciated: e-mail email@example.com call (215) 576-0800, ext. 152. For more information please visit Hiddur's web site at www.hiddur.org.