February 2017
Panim Hadashot- New Faces
A Message from Rabbi Dov Gartenberg
 Dear Friend,

February brings some great changes.  We are beginning a new program called Shabbat Lab which will meet on Shabbat mornings and will feature my teaching  and the skilled song leading of Rebekka Goldsmith.  Join us for an fun Shabbat Jam and Tu Bishvat Celebration on Friday, February 10th.  We are happy to share that these events will take place in our new digs at the Working Progress Coworking Space in Greenwood.  

During this month I will be inviting households to become Shabbat Hosting Partners. We are scheduling dates through the end of summer 2017.  If you would like to have an amazing Shabbat gathering in your home or community room, contact me to learn more about this new Shabbat opportunity in Seattle and to schedule a date.  

One final note.  We are living through very strange and difficult times.  We are doubling down on our mission of hospitality to bring people together, to foster conversation, and to create opportunities for fellowship and common purpose.  We need each other now more than ever to not abandon the stranger and the refugee. More on this in my blog at www.panimhadashot.org.  

Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, Convener
A Shabbat Jam and Sing Along
Marking the New Year for the Trees-Tu Bishvat.   
A Panim Hadashot-New Faces  Community Shabbat Event

Musical jam led by the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble, community singing from the Jewish and American songbook, and a Shabbat potluck with a special celebration of Tu Bishvat with a feast of fruits. We reaffirm our commitment to stewardship of the environment and to facing climate change with song and feast.  

Friday, February 10th, Starting at 6:30pm

Free and Open to the Public. Bring an instrument if you play one.

Location: Works Progress Space | 115 N 85th St.#202,  | Seattle, WA 9810.  Free and ample parking is available around the location

Potluck Instructions:  Choose two the following. Our meal will be veggie, dairy, fish.  

  • Main dish for 6 
  • Side dish for 6                                                                                                   
  • A choice of one of the three types of fruit for : Fruit that can be eaten whole.  2. Fruit that you have to remove the outer shell/skin.  3. Fruit that has an inedible core/center.  
  • Please email us that you are coming and participating in the Shabbat potluck to dov@panimhadashot.org or text Rabbi Dov at 206 739-9924.  
Introducing SHABBAT LAB
Jewish Song/Prayer/Torah Study 
Saturday mornings, Feb. 18th and 25th
with Rabbi Dov Gartenberg and Songleader, Rebekka Goldsmith
Joey Weisenberg Leading Community Singing

Share and sing old and new Jewish melodies, explore the deeper meaning of Jewish prayers, and delve into the weekly Torah portion in Panim Hadashot's SHABBAT LAB. We welcome you to join us in yielding insights into the weekly Torah portion and the Jewish prayers of Shabbat morning.  We hope everyone is enriched spiritually and moved by some incredible community singing.  Shabbat Lab is a new and unique Shabbat experience in Seattle.   

Shabbat Lab is co-led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg who has interpreted and led Jewish prayer and taught Jewish texts and topics for forty years.  Dov's coleader is Rebekka Goldsmith who is an experienced facilitator, song leader, teaching artist and vocal coach. Both Dov and Rebekka recently attended Joey Weisenberg's Community Singing Intensive and are inspired to share dozens of new Jewish liturgical songs and niggunim (wordless melodies) in the joyful and restful spirit of the Jewish Sabbath.  To learn more about Shabbat Lab, contact Rabbi Dov at dov@panimhadashot.org.  

10:30-12:00pm followed by Kiddush lunch. Future dates to be planned discussed with participants.                                                                                           Free and Open to the Public.  No RSVP necessary.                                       Location: Works Progress Space | 115 N 85th St.#202,  | Seattle, WA 9810.  Free and ample parking is available near the location. 

Panim Hadashot-New Faces Invites You to
Become a Shabbat Hosting Partner
Create a beautiful, musical, spiritual Shabbat gathering in your home or community room in partnership with Panim Hadashot-New Faces. We are catalysts for Shabbat joy, hospitality, and connection. 

  For more information go to: 
http:// panimhadashot .org/hosting-partnerships/.
Tikun Olam-Healing the World 
Hesed-Support for Persons Caring
for a Loved One Living with a Mental Illness.
JFS-NAMI Family Support Group
First Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm
JFS Facility in Seattle
Rabbi Gartenberg is a mental health advocate and peer facilitator supporting family members who are caring for a loved one living with a mental illness. Jewish cultural sensitivities around mental illness are addressed.  The support group is free.  Panim Hadashot-New Faces is a cosponsor of this program.  An RSVP is required to attend. See the link for contact information.  

News about Panim Hadashot-New Faces 
Panim Hadashot-New Faces Establishes an Office in Works Progress Coworking Site
in Greenwood, North Seattle. 
Panim Hadashot-New Faces is happy to announce that we have established an office and a site for activities in the Greenwood neighborhood in North Seattle. As of February 1st we will be located at Works Progress, a coworking hub for non-profits, small businesses, and artists at 115 N 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle 98103.  We are close to the Ballard, Maple Leaf, Crown Hill, Greenlake, Northgate, and Wallingford neighborhoods and are easily accessible from I5.  There is ample parking in the neighborhood.     The Works Progress site is located opposite Piper Village, the location of Top Ten Toys, and a Bartells, and catty corner to Fred Meyer. 

Send  correspondence to Panim Hadashot-New Faces | 115 N 85th St.#202 PMB 56 | Seattle, WA 98103.  Also feel free to drop by if you are in the neighborhood and say hello. Text/call  me at 206 793-9924 to see if I am in. I would love to show you the new digs.  

Panim Hadashot is Awarded and Ignition Grant of $5,000 from the Special Initiative Funds Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. 

From the Grant Narrative

"Over the past year Panim Hadashot has developed a musical ensemble called the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. As part of our mission to promote and spread the practice of Jewish Hospitality, the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble joins our hosting partners in their homes for Shabbat Events. The ensemble leads musical Kabbalat Shabbat services, Jewish sing alongs, Havdallah ceremonies. Our model as it now exists works well with householders and families.

However, we know that Jewish seniors, Jews with special needs, and Jews living in low income housing would find our approach to very meaningful and uplifting. Since we are portable, we want to bring our music and presentation to seniors, persons with special needs, and other marginalized Jews in our community. We are applying for funding for the ignition grant to help us bring the ensemble and our presentation to these groups. We have named this initiative, Embracing New Faces."
Thank You for Supporting Panim Hadashot-New Faces
  • Rav Todot to Shabbat hosting partners Max Likin and Nancy for hosting on January 6th
  • Rav Todot to Don Kronenberg, Mariya Shapran, and Debbie Kleid for serving on the Panim Hadashot board
  • Rav Todot to Lisa Orlick and Corey Salka for being Shabbat Hosting Partners on January 28th.  
  • Rav Todot to Ari Joshua and Matt Sircely for producing an upcoming mix of Heart of Ensemble music.  

Panim Hadashot-New Faces   |  Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, Convener
Ari Joshua, Music Director
Mailing Address and Office:  Panim Hadashot-New Faces | 115 N. 85th Ave. | Seattle, WA 98103 in the Greenwood Neighbood in North Seattle  
Mobile and Text: 206 739-9924 
Email: dov at panimhadashot dot org