Everyone is welcome to join Orot Yisrael for a very special Shabbat experience filled with rejuvenating song, davening, learning and hearty communal meals. We will be joined by a guest teacher from Israel, Moshe David Hacohen, a Presidential Fellowship Doctoral Candidate at the Department of History of the University of Haifa in Israel. In his dissertation, Moshe David applies interdisciplinary resources in order to explore the adaptation of Jewish tradition through the interaction of Shlomo Carlebach with the “counterculture” of the Sixties in the United States. He has been honored as the inaugural Visiting Fellow in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Archive at the University of Colorado Boulder where he will be leading a colloquium entitled “Knocking on Heaven’s (and America’s) Door: Shlomo Carlebach’s Challenge in Shifting and Sifting American Jewish Identity.”
The schedule of events is as follows:
- Friday Night – Song-filled “Carlebach” Kabbalat Shabbat at 4:30 pm, Har Hashem South Building
- Followed by a communal Shabbat Dinner at 6:00 pm with a presentation from Moshe David (see below for more details)
- Shabbat Morning – Shacharit at 9:30 am, Har Hashem South Building
- Followed by communal Kiddush luncheon and Torah learning
- Sunday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – “Farbrengen” at Nevei Kodesh
- A special evening of music, stories and sharing celebrating the friendship and legacies of Reb Zalman z”l and Reb Shlomo z”l and their impact on contemporary Judaism, in collaboration with Nevei Kodesh.
Costs for Friday Night Dinner:
*Kids ages 3 and up/$7. If cost is prohibitive, please be in touch.
The rest of the Shabbaton is free of charge. All food is Kosher by normative Orthodox standards.
For Friday night dinner, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 11/30.
If you are available to volunteer, you may also contact us at email@example.com.
*Kids are welcome and encouraged to join us for all events!