Saturday Evening: “Humanistic Havdalah – Jewish Peoplehood”

How are we connected to Jews locally and around the world? What defines the Jewish people as a group? Do we have a collective identity? Are we a people (and what is “peoplehood”, anyway)? Let’s discuss your thoughts at our Beth Ami Humanistic Havdalah.

Havdalah is the end of Shabbat. It is the welcoming in and preparing for the new week and, most of all, it is a nice excuse for Humanistic Jews to get together and reflect on interesting issues.

This Saturday, April 24, we will gather together online at 7:00 pm to say goodbye to Shabbat with a brief Havdalah candle ceremony, a few songs and, if you like, a BYO dessert. Then we will engage in a sure-to-be-interesting discussion of our Jewish identities. (After all, when you get five Jews on a Zoom, you get six opinions!)

Please submit your RSVP at our Meetup page (

How are we connected to Jews locally and around the world? What defines the Jewish people as a group? Do we have a collective identity? Are we a people (and what is “peoplehood”, anyway)? Let’s discuss your thoughts at our Beth Ami Humanistic Havdalah.

Havdalah is the end of Shabbat. It is the welcoming in and preparing for the new week and, most of all, it is a nice excuse for Humanistic Jews to get together and reflect on interesting issues.

This Saturday, April 24, we will gather together online at 7 PM to say goodbye to Shabbat with a brief Havdalah candle ceremony, a few songs and, if you like, a BYO dessert. Then we will engage in a sure-to-be-interesting discussion of our Jewish identities. (After all, when you get five Jews on a Zoom, you get six opinions!)

Please submit your RSVP at our Meetup page.  You will receive the link when you click the red “Attend online” button.

Contact BethAmiRSVP@gmail.com with any questions that you might have.

Let’s do Jewish together – Humanistically!

Beth Ami is a welcoming community where we connect to the Jewish past, celebrate the Jewish present, and link to the Jewish future through a humanistic philosophy.

About Stu Dolnick

Check Also

This Week at Nevei Kodesh, April 16-21

Nevei Kodesh, a warm and welcoming Jewish Renewal Community invites you to join us virtually for prayer, study and connection!

“It Started With Words” – Holocaust Survivors Give Stunning Testimonies To Mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Before local anti-Jewish laws were enacted, before neighborhood shops and synagogues were destroyed, and before Jews were forced into ghettos, cattle cars, and camps, words were used to stoke the fires of hate. #ItStartedWithWords is a digital, Holocaust education campaign posting weekly videos of survivors from around the world reflecting on those moments that led up to the Holocaust – a period of time when they could not have predicted the ease with which their long-time neighbors, teachers, classmates, and colleagues would turn on them, transitioning from words of hate to acts of violence.

One comment

  1. The link for the meetup doesn't work for me. If that's true for you try – https://www.meetup.com/Beth-Ami-Colorado-Congrega

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.