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Alternative Davening Experiences

Shalom all,

In the weeks and months to come, you will have the opportunity to experience alternative davening experiences. As we continue to strengthen our traditional services, we are also experimenting with more progressive modes of prayer. If these experiments in davening work, we’ll consider continuing them as alternative options to our traditional davening. We are not attempting to replace our traditional davening. Rather, we are striving to offer davening opportunities to those who are less traditionally oriented.

Our Brith Shalom community has built a powerful, close knit Shabbat davening community. We have also built an energetic, joyful Friday Night Ruach young family community. We are looking to create more davening communities through the addition of alternative options.

Every member of our community should have an opportunity to belong to a davening community. Please consider attending these services with me in order to cultivate community, prayer, intentionality, and holiness in your life. You already belong to a warm, nurturing, synagogue community. Now, experience the powerful emotional and spiritual benefits of belonging. Join me…

The Neshama Minyan. Friday evenings, December 7, March 1, April 5.

I’ll be leading this service with the musical support of cellist Courtenay Vandiver Pereira. We’ll meet in the round in the Multi-purpose room with the lights dimmed low and our souls lifted high. Tone: meditative, intentional, and soulful. Free babysitting provided. Click here for more information.

The Discovery Minyan. Shabbat Mornings, January 12, February 16, April 6.

I’ll be leading this service with a small band of gifted volunteer musicians. Cantor Levine will be leading the traditional service in the main sanctuary at the same time. This service will meet off-site at the Bellaire Nature Discovery Center on the patio under the trees. Also, bring the kids for a free (thanks to our sponsors) children’s nature program led by Discovery Center staff, Camp Young Judaea, and our own religious school madrichim. Tone: energetic, soulful, and enlightening. More information to follow.

And more to come….