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Kol Ami joyfully welcomes Rabbi Mark Novak to lead us for this warm Kol Ami Shabbat Service in the Chapel at 10 a.m. The Torah portion for this Shabbat is Vayikra, the first parsha of the book of Leviticus. You are invited and encouraged to bring in something to share--a story, chant, song, teaching poem, yoga pose, personal reflection, newspaper article--on the theme of sacrifice. R' Mark will weave our offerings into the fabric of the worship service.
We encourage participants to bring dishes to share for the potluck oneg across the hall in the Library following the service.
Biography for Rabbi Mark Novak
Rabbi Mark Novak is the founder and spiritual leader of DC's Jewish Renewal community, Minyan Oneg Shabbat, a collective laboratory for the articulation of Jewish soul yearning. In addition, R' Mark is a community rabbi, hazzan, musician, storyteller, spiritual director, teacher, ritual designer, composer, playwright, son, husband, father, gardener, and Washington Nationals fanatic. R' Mark invites you to visit him online at any one of his 4 websites:
The Kol Ami Book Club will meet on Sunday, March 9th at 12:30 p.m. We meet at La Casa Restaurant, 4551 Duke Street, in the Foxchase Shopping Center, Alexandria.
We are reading Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker. Come, join us!
Purim is coming! Purim is coming!
... and it's coming to Kol Ami (at the UUHC in Arlington) on Sunday, March 16, from 5:00 to 7:00! The festivities begin with a potluck supper, to be followed with the Megillah reenactment, and singing. Please bring a dish of your choice.
Start practicing your cheers (Esther) and jeers (Haman): we're going to make a joyful noise. Come one, come all, and come in costume (if you dare)!
For those of you with children enrolled in JCEP - there will be no class that day.
Please join Rabbi Leila Gal Berner and the Kol Ami community for a warm Kol Ami Shabbat service at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. We encourage participants to bring vegetarian dishes to share for the potluck oneg across the hall in the Library following the service.
Following the service and oneg, at 12:30 p.m. Rabbi Berner will lead an adult Jewish education talk.
Please join Herb Cooper-Levy and Anne Salzberg as they lead the Kol Ami community in warmly welcoming Shabbat with this Kabbalat Shabbat service in the Activity Room. We encourage participants to bring dessert dishes to share for the dessert oneg following the service.
Chesapeake Regional Reconstructionist Communities honor members and celebrate their contributions to the life of the seven local Reconstructionist shuls. All are welcome to attend the presentations and celebratory meal at Oseh Shalom in Laurel, MD.
KANVRC News is an announcement-only e-mail list for visitors who want information about upcoming Kol Ami events and programs sponsored by the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. Kol Ami members receive this and other information on an internal e-mail list.