Redefining Single Jewish Women

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Don’t pretend like you haven’t seen this coming.  We’ve been saying it for years.

The Jewish Daily Forward‘s Rachel Rosenthal is now saying it clearly and concisely:

Women who are powerful and successful at work have the ability to bring their tools to their Jewish communities as well. They can be our communal powerhouses, bringing their skills of negotiation, relationship building, fundraising and marketing to our synagogues, community centers and non-profits, both as professionals and as lay leaders. However, if they are going to want to invest in us, we need to change our vision to make space for them. Rather than counting success through marriages and babies, we must expand our definitions to include promotions, career transitions, and the building of families by choice. If we can shift our mindset away from women’s ring fingers and uteruses and towards their hearts and minds — my goodness, what we might be able to create.

Read more: http://forward.com/sisterhood/334041/the-rise-of-the-jewish-single-woman/#ixzz41HxvqJnC

It might be time to re-visit that 2013 Pew Survey.

 

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THIS FRIDAY (May 22nd): #SolidaritySabbath and a Memorial Day Tradition

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L’Chaim v’Yayin is proud to join the Lantos Foundation and citizens around the world for Solidarity Sabbath this Friday, May 22, 2015.  #SolidaritySabbath is a “movement to reaffirm the world’s commitment to the most fundamental of human rights – the freedom of religion, conscience, and belief.”

We will be bringing in the Sabbath at Sixth & I Synagogue*.  Join us for a Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner.  Followed by dinner and Shabbat singing.

Also, in keeping with Memorial Day tradition, there will be a representative from the National Museum of American Jewish Military History will give opening remarks. During the service, the names of the more than 50 fallen heroes will be read in solemn remembrance and prayer.

6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour
6:45 pm – Shabbat Service
8:00 pm – Dinner

Purchase tickets for dinner here (Dinner is $10 in advance,
$12 day of service):

*Open to all.

Tonight – Sixth & I Downtown Shabbat

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Downtown Shabbat

Jan 23, 2015 • 6:00 pm

6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour
6:45 pm – Shabbat Service
8:00 pm – Dinner

A Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner followed by dinner and Shabbat singing. Open to all.

This service is sponsored in memory and celebration of Selma “Bebe” Kirstein.

REGISTER

Admission:

Dinner is $10 in advance
$12 the day of service.

How to Purchase:

Service is free. Register for dinner online or by phone (877.987.6487 with a $1.50 fee per ticket).

Downtown Shabbat at Sixth and I

Downtown Shabbat

Oct 24, 20146andiceiling • 6:00 pm

6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour
6:45 pm – Shabbat Service
8:00 pm – Dinner

Percussionist, Jason Walker, returns this Friday to enhance our prayer experience and increase our joy. Plan to remain after the service to enjoy a special catered meal.  All are welcome!

A Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner followed by dinner and Shabbat singing.

Service is free. Register for dinner online or by phone (877.987.6487 with a $1.50 fee per ticket).  Open to all.

Dinner is $10 in advance
$12 the day of service.

This service is sponsored in memory and celebration of Selma “Bebe” Kirstein.

Register for dinner here . See you on Friday!

Simchat Torah – Everybody Dance!

 

 

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Simchat Torah begins tomorrow evening (Thursday, October 16th).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’Chaim v’Yayin members will be getting down at the following venues:

Adas Israel:  Celebration of Simchat Torah at Adas Israel will begin at 6:00 pm with Mincha, followed by Maariv & Hakafot at 6:30 pm. The celebration continues on Friday morning, October 17 at 9:15 am, at which time we will honor our Simchat Torah Honorees: Julia Gordon, Jennie Litvack & Rae Grad. Please come to honor them and the Torah.

Sixth & I:  Local Jewish communities and minyanim join together as Rabbi David Shneyer and Chazzan Larry Paul leads participants from the sanctuary to the streets to dance and sing with the Torah.

On Friday, October 17th, Hill Havurah will host a Simchat Torah Shabbat and Potluck Dinner at 801 North Carolina Ave SE, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

See you there!

 

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Musical Shabbat with Rick Recht this Friday at Sixth and I

Rick Recht at Sixth and I this Friday

Rick Recht at Sixth and I this Friday

Service and Happy Hour are FREE

Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musician Rick Recht. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails before the 7:15 pm service.

6:30 pm – Cocktail Hour
7:15 pm – Service

Also, enjoy dinner catered from the ChatPat Truck and Cap Mac in the sukkah.*
Dinner is $10 in advance
$12 the day of service*
How to Purchase:

Register for dinner online or by phone (877.987.9486 with a $1.50 fee per order).

*Pro-tip:  Come for the great Happy Hour, stay for the meaningful Service.

5775 Is Almost Here!

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Rosh Hashanah is Thursday!  L’Chaim v’Yayin members — who are in town — will be attending services at Hill Havurah, Fabrangen Havurah, Adas Israel, Sixth & I  and our friend, Penny, is singing in the choir at Temple Micah (let us know if we’ve left out your shul)

Erev Rosh Hashanah:  I have the special honor of being asked to give a reading at Hill Havurah!  Please join us Wednesday evening from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Sept. 24th, for services and dinner at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street.  (Capitol South is the closest metro stop)

Shana Tova Tikoteivu v’Tei’cha’teimu 

(and don’t forget to write 5775 on your checks Friday!)