It takes three things to attain a sense of significant being: God, a soul, and a moment. And the three are always here.  – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

That said, sometimes we need a nudge, even a serious push, to wake us up to that sense of significance. We need to create holy space. That’s what Shabbat is all about: creating the space in our busy lives to capture and celebrate their significance, whether the place we’re at is a moment of gratitude and joy, or a place of loneliness and loss. Prayer clears space in our hearts to connect our souls to the moment, and to the greater Presence. We do that with music, with meditation, with the traditional words of Jewish prayer, and through giving ourselves space to create our own words.

We meet for services on the 1st Saturday morning of the month and the 2nd and last Friday night of each month. Ask to be put on the e-mail list or join the Facebook group to get updates on what’s happening where, and check out our calendar here.

Upcoming Events

S & M Bet Midrash Fall Session
December 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
DIY (do-it-yourself) Judaism: On Food & Cooking (Soup)
December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Rise @ Mishkan + Mini Mishkan
December 5, 2015 @ 9:30 am
Judaism Reading & Practice Group
December 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Spread the Light: Kids + Family Hanukkah Party
December 6, 2015 @ 3:30 pm

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