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words of the spirit bannerNotes from a Teaching on “Self” – Jewish Mindfulness Meditation – Thursday October 11, 2018

10/16/2018 07:46:36 PM

Central to any spiritual journey is the concept of self. As embodied beings, it can’t be otherwise. Yet this also entails a certain contradiction. Though of course many spiritual practices may unfold in embodied forms, spiritual journeys are broadly understood to be originating, manifesting, or residing in realms beyond the body.

Transcendence is therefore a concept found in many spiritual practices, religions and journeys into and through the Self...

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Learn about Or Haneshamah's weekly Machaneh Shabbat for children (ages 4-13).

Machaneh Shabbat (Shabbat Camp) is an inclusive, family-based weekly Jewish learning adventure providing an in-depth Jewish education for families with children of all ages. Welcoming the participation of parents, grandparents, and younger siblings, our camp model allows us to explore Torah, prayer, Hebrew and the Jewish year through field trips, drama, art, social action, cooking, building and more! We believe that we can ignite the lifelong spark for Jewish living and learning through community connection and taking the time to live Jewishly especially on Shabbat. This spark is the key to raising engaged and informed Jewish young people!

REGISTRATION FOR 2018-19 IS NOW OPEN!

Visit the Machaneh Shabbat page or contact educator@orh.ca for more information.

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Help With Services Set-Up

We need volunteers to help set up our sacred space for Saturday morning services and Friday Kabbalat Shabbats. This entails setting out the prayer books, the ark (when used), kippot and talitot. You would work with another person, and could sign up for just a one-time involvement, or if you're able and interested, you might help out two or three times through next June 2019. You'll get complete guidance as to where everything is found and where it all goes.  Please email Jacki at jrlangsner@gmail.com  or 613-730-1845 for more information.

Adopt-a-Shabbat

Would your family like to sign up to adopt a Shabbat for one our Friday evening or Saturday morning services? It would involve picking up a challah, coming half an hour early to help with set-up, and working with other members to put things away afterwards. (We always have someone hired to take care of the kitchen preparation and clean up.) This could be a nice way to honour a special occasion (birthday cakes welcome!). Please contact info@orh.ca.

High School Students Community Involvement Hours

OrH has a number of opportunities for high school students to complete community involvement hours. We need help with set-up for services and programs, decorating for festivals, and making posters for special events. If you are interested, please contact Paula at president@orh.ca

Host Shabbat-Around-the-Table

Shabbat-Around-the-Table, held on the fourth Friday of each month, is a chance for OrH members to host a Friday night Shabbat dinner at their home. The hosts set the table and supply the challah, grape juice, and candles, and guests fill the table with their energy and pot-luck contributions to the meal. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. If you are interested in hosting, contact Jan at jjottawa@hotmail.com for more information.

Tue, October 16 2018 7 Cheshvan 5779