Tu B’shevat Seder & Kabbalat Shabbat Potluck

Friday, January 22 at 6:15pm
at Havurah House 

In the 16th century, the mystics of Safed developed new traditions to celebrate the joyous union of divine and earthly realms.  Two of these were Kabbalat Shabbat, to welcome the Sabbath Bride and the Tu b’Shevat Seder, to honor the new year for trees and to pray for the flourishing of the Tree of Life.  Join us at 6:15 pm on Friday night, Jan 22, to celebrate both Kabbalat Shabbat and Tu b’Shevat with a brief seder of wine, chanting, poetry, and song to celebrate our spiritual connection to nature and one another.

This is our first effort in a new series of adult-centered, spiritually-focused Kabbalat Shabbat services at Havurah, and while all are very welcome, it will not be geared to children in the way that Hebrew school-centered Friday night services are.  Come unwind from the week and start Shabbat off right.  Bring a bottle of red or white wine or grape juice, and dried and fresh fruits to share (please no nuts due to allergies).

The seder/service will lead into a pot luck dinner around 7 or 7:15 pm, so feel free to join us for that even if you don’t make the service; just bring a dish to share (complies with Havurah Kashrut Policy) The services are being facilitated by Rebecca Gould and Rabbi David Edleson, so contact them at dedleson@gmail.com, or call (802) 453-5760 and leave a message.

RSVP to hheddirector@gmail.com and let us know what dish you’re bringing!