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Yes, We Can Do Jewish Practices

Join these workshops from 1 November – 3 November at 10:30 – 11:15 CET

  • Did you decide not to lead kiddush at your last Jewish community event and instead ask somebody else? 
  • Do you feel uncomfortable leading Birkat Hamazon (Grace After Meals) or Havdalah because you don’t feel confident with the Hebrew or the ritual actions? 
  • It doesn’t have to be this way.

Jewish rituals may feel intimidating if we haven’t grown up with them or received the type of education that would allow us to do them easily.

Here is an invitation to familiarize ourselves with three practices so that next time we can decide “YES.”

Each class will run for 45 minutes. Program participants can choose to attend an individual workshop, or all three of them.

To help you get as much from this interactive series as possible, participants are requested to join from a computer rather than a mobile device and to turn on camera mode. We also advise you to update to the latest version of Zoom available.

Yes, We Can Make Holy: Kiddush – Tuesday 1 November 2022, 10:30-11:15 CET, Rabbi Mira Neshama Weil

Kiddush, literally “sanctification,” is the ritual blessing Jews say on wine before eating dinner and lunch on Shabbat meals. A beautiful, meaningful way of blessing our table.

Yes, We Can Thank: Grace after Meals – Wednesday 2 November 2022, 10:30-11:15 CET, Rabbi Lea Mühlstein

Birkat Hamazon is about gratitude for the gift of food. Learn the different parts of the traditional prayer, find where there is room for creativity and discover a version to use when we are pressed for time.

Yes, We Can Thank: Havdala – Thursday 3 November 2022, 10:30-11:15 CET, Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers

How do we separate and mark out holiness in time? The practicalities and meaning behind one of the most beautiful of the weekly Jewish rituals. Learn the choreography and the philosophy.

Yes We Can Make Holy: Kiddush – Tuesday 1 November 2022, 10:30-11:15 CET, Rabba Mira Neshama Weil

Rabba Mira Neshama Weil is a scholar and teacher of Jewish spirituality and meditation. She has orthodox ordination from Beit Midrash Har’El in Jerusalem.

 

Yes, We Can Thank: Grace after Meals – Wednesday 2 November 2022, 10:30-11:15 CET, Rabbi Lea Mühlstein

Rabbi Lea Mühlstein is Senior Rabbi at The Ark Synagogue, an inclusive,  Liberal synagogue in London.

 

 

Yes, We Can Thank: Havdala – Thursday 3 November 2022, 10:30-11:15 CET, Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers is part of the clergy team at Edgware and Hendon Reform Synagogue in London, one of the biggest congregations in Europe.

You can register for all three workshops, or each on an individual basis. Spaces are limited and priority will be given to Jewish community professionals living and working in Europe/UK.

NB: Join at 10:30-11:15 CET (09:30-10:15 UK, 11:30-12:15 Baltics and Bulgaria).

Please register for the workshops here. We will aim to confirm your place within 3 working days.

Please be in touch with us at info@yesodeurope.eu with any questions.