June 2017 
Panim Hadashot-New Faces 
A Message from Rabbi Dov Gartenberg
Dear Friends,

When I lived in the gorgeous  landscape Southeast Alaska, I loved to go outdoors for Kabbalat Shabbat regardless of the weather.  I developed a service that I called "It's not the weather'; it's the gear Kabbalat Shabbat service which made it possible to do Kabbalat Shabbat at anytime of the year.  One of the features of this service were laminated passages from the Kabbalat Shabbat service that were hung from trees. We would wander from tree to tree along the trail and chant Kabbalat Shabbat like the mystics of Tsefat (but usually we were a lot wetter.) 

We are going to bring this service to our summer Shabbats at Carkeek Park (see below) with hopefully much better weather.  The Heart of Shabbat Ensemble will lead us through the woods and the trees will be filled with the sound of music!  Come join us for one of the most fun and beautiful Kabbalat Shabbats you have ever experienced. See below.  

One other note, in this newsletter we invite you for the first time to join Panim Hadashot-New Faces.  We have given a lot of thought about this and have set up a process that is affordable and respects the other affiliations each of us has.  We see Panim Hadashot-New Faces as providing a unique experience that complements other forms of Jewish commitment.  Consider making us one of your Jewish commitments.  

I wish you a delightful summer of sun and fun.  


Rabbi Dov Gartenberg

Summer Events 
 Shabbat in the Woods
Outdoor Shabbat at Carkeek Park
Friday Eve, June 16
 Friday eve June 16, 2017
Carkeek Park Piper Creek Picnic Area
6:30-8:00 Shabbat Picnic and Community Singing with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble
8:00-9:00 Kabbalat Shabbat in the Woods with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble

Join us for Shabbat in the Woods in beautiful Carkeek Park along the Pudget Sound.  We "Shabbatluck" picnic in the Piper Creek Picnic area and enjoy the beauty of Carkeek Park.  Following the meal, Rabbi Dov and the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble will lead us in a walk in the woods where you will find Kaballat Shabbat prayers hanging on trees.  The woods will be alive with the sound of music!  This will be a unique Shabbat service surrounded by the beauty of nature and the light of a late Northwest afternoon-evening.  

All are welcome. In case of rain, we will announce an alternative indoor location. 

RSVP Here for the Shabbatluck. No charge, just bring food to share at the picnic.  Click Here to find our location in the park at picnic tables 34-36 near Piper Creek.  

Two more summer dates of Shabbat in the Woods at Carkeek Park.  July 21st and August 18th.  These summer Shabbats will be in place of First Friday Shabbats that will resume in September 2017.  

Other Summer Activities that May Interest You 
Torah Study Group Forming

A Torah Study group to delve into the Weekly Torah Portion has been formed and will meet at the home of Anna Boiko-Weyrauch on Capital Hill on Shabbat afternoon at 3pm. Rabbi Dov Gartenberg will be leading the study.  The first meeting is June 3rd.  It is free. To participate contact info@panimhadashot.org or call 206 257-1996.  

Reading Group Forming
A core group of avid readers wants to read Yuval Harrari's new book, Homo Deus.    A tentative date of Monday evening, June 19th at 7pm meeting at Panim Hadashot's offices at 115 N. 85th St. Suite 202, Seattle, 98103.  If you would like to read and converse with us about the implications of the book and help us choose other non fiction books of interest, contact info@panimhadashot.org or call 206 257-1996.

Join Panim Hadashot-New Faces 
      We have now made it possible for you to join Panim Hadashot-New Faces.  We invite you to express your support of our efforts to revitalize Jewish Hospitality and our innovative approach to encourage Jewish hospitality practice with our Shabbat Hosting Partnerships.  Annual membership costs only $180 and offers the following benefits.  You can join anytime of the year, but the summer is an ideal time to do so as we begin to think about the High Holidays.  
  • Two seats for at Panim Hadashot-New Faces Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur participatory musical Services in Fall 2017

  • Priority standing and scheduling to be a Shabbat Hosting Partner to convene a Shabbat gathering at your home with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. 
  • Rabbinic Pastoral Support of Rabbi Dov Gartenberg including life cycle events and counseling.
  • Opportunity to join the Singing Core-volunteer singers who accompany the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble on Shabbat Hosting Partnerships and community Shabbat events. 
  • Access to Panim Hadashot-New Faces Closed Facebook Page dedicated to sharing resources on Jewish hospitality practices and featuring teachings or Rabbi Gartenberg and others.
  • Volunteer and Leadership opportunities within Panim Hadashot-New Faces as our community takes shape. 

If you are interested in membership in Panim Hadashot, please click HERE or to to our website at www.panimhadashot.org and click on JOIN US

Panim Hadashot-New Faces 
High Holiday Services
Panim Hadashot-New Faces
High Holiday Services.
Fall 2017
 We are excited to announce that Panim Hadashot-New Faces will offer Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur services this fall at the Seattle Jewish Community School in the Pinehurst Neighborhood in North Seattle.  Our services will be led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg and the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble featuring the beautiful music that characterizes and participatory singing that marks our services throughout the year.  Rabbi Gartenberg will offer thought provoking teachings meant to spur further conversation and reflection. 

To learn more about our plans for the High Holidays, please click HERE. 

Become a Shabbat Hosting Partner 
Joyful Singing
   Learn more about Shabbat Hosting Partnerships HERE 

Panim Hadashot-New Faces   |  Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, Convener
Ari Joshua, Music Director
Offices: Panim Hadashot-New Faces | 115 N. 85th Ave. Suite 202 
Seattle, WA 98103 in the Greenwood Neighborhood in North Seattle  
Mobile, Text and Fax: 206 257-1996
Email: info@panimhadashot.org