July 2017 
Panim Hadashot-New Faces 
ENewsletter 
www.panimhadashot.org  
A Message from Rabbi Dov Gartenberg
Dear Friends,

Has anyone asked you to describe Panim Hadashot-New Faces to them?  Are you having some trouble.  No More!

Because of the newness and the enthusiasm that is greeting our initiatives we have revised our mission statement to reflect more accurately our mission, our passion, and our aims.  Now you can whip this out when you describe us to a friend.  Thanks to our  new Advisory Board and for the input from friends of Panim Hadashot in the community. 

New Tagline: Revitalizing Shabbat Hospitality 


Meaning

Panim Hadashot-פנים חדשות   (Pah-neem Chah-dah-shote) means “new faces” in Hebrew.  It is an ancient Jewish term associated with hospitality and the Sabbath.  


Mission

Panim Hadashot-New Faces fosters Sabbath joy (Oneg Shabbat) by encouraging home hospitality, reviving the tradition of table singing through our music, exploring timely Jewish teachings, and bringing ‘new faces’, people from diverse backgrounds, together in celebration.     


What We Do

Panim Hadashot-New Faces is a unique Jewish organization that teams up with hosts all around Seattle and surrounding communities through our Shabbat Hosting Partnerships to bring Sabbath joy to home gatherings with our Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. We also provide opportunities for all those we touch to enjoy the song, music, learning and prayer offered by our Heart of Shabbat Ensemble at Shabbat, Festival, and High Holiday gatherings open to the entire community


I have written a short commentary and background to the mission statement on my blog on the website that further illuminates our unique approach.  You can read it HERE. 


We have a lot going on this summer.  Read below to learn about Shabbat in the Woods, new classes, and information on our High Holidays.  


Hope to see you, 


Rabbi Dov Gartenberg

 Shabbat in the Woods
Outdoor Shabbat at Carkeek Park
Friday Eve, July 21st
 Friday eve July 21, 2017
Carkeek Park Piper Creek Picnic Area
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.  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 is a unique Shabbat service surrounded by the beauty of nature and the descending light of a late Northwest evening.  

All are welcome.


RSVP and choose a dish 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.  


In case of  heavy rain, we will announce an alternative venue on Friday morning. Check our website or facebook page on Friday after 10am to confirm.   


Next Shabbat in the Woods is August 18th.  These summer Shabbats will be in place of First Friday Shabbats that will resume in September 2017.  

NEW: Calling on Singers: Come to the First Session of the  
Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle  
Joey Weisenberg Leading Community Singing
Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle  THSC

The THSC is an intimate singing gathering that employs the power of songs, stories, and Niggunim (Hasidic wordless melodies) to open the heart and elevate the spirit.   The THSC aims to cultivate the grassroots musical and spiritual creativity of the Jewish people.  Led by master musician, Ari Joshua, and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, leaders of the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble of Panim Hadashot-New Faces, the Tribal Hebrew Singing Circle is being formed for people who love community singing and want to learn more of the Jewish and Hebrew songbook.      


First Meeting, Sunday, July 23, 2017 6-8pm at Works Progress: Click for Specifics

 


Other Summer Activities that May Interest You 
Torah Study for the Heart and Mind TSHM, July 22
The TSHM circle  explores the weekly Torah portion via traditional and modern commentaries aimed to engage the heart and the mind.  The TSHM is led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg and is under the rubric of Panim Hadashot-New Faces www.panimhadashot.org .  Our question, "How does this ancient Hebrew text yield ......Continue Here

Facing the Radical Future: A Reading Group  July 31st (prior to Tisha B'av)
We explore nonfiction books that address topics such as climate change, democracy under stress, transhumanism, and pluralism in a time of nationalism. Part of the discussion includes the question of the impact on Judaism of these emerging realities and poses the question of the adaptability of the tradition and our own lives in the face of radical social and natural change.  More Info Here.


SAVE THE DATE
Panim Hadashot-New Faces 
High Holiday Services
Panim Hadashot-New Faces
High Holiday Services.
Fall 2017

Starting Erev Rosh Hashannah, Wednesday, September 20, 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. 
 
 

Host an Amazing Shabbat Experience in Your Home with Friends and the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble 
Become a Shabbat Hosting Partner 

Joyful Singing
   Learn more about Shabbat Hosting Partnerships HERE 

Meaning

Panim Hadashot-פנים חדשות   (Pah-neem Chah-dah-shote) means “new faces” in Hebrew.  It is an ancient Jewish term associated with hospitality and the Sabbath.

  

Mission

Panim Hadashot-New Faces fosters Sabbath joy (Oneg Shabbat) by encouraging home hospitality, reviving the tradition of table singing through our music, exploring timely Jewish teachings, and bringing ‘new faces’, people from diverse backgrounds, together in celebration.     


What We Do

Panim Hadashot-New Faces is a unique Jewish organization that teams up with hosts all around Seattle and surrounding communities through our Shabbat Hosting Partnerships to bring Sabbath joy to home gatherings with our Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. We also provide opportunities for all those we touch to enjoy the song, music, learning and prayer offered by our Heart of Shabbat Ensemble at Shabbat, Festival, and High Holiday gatherings open to the entire community. 



Panim Hadashot-New Faces   Revitalizing Shabbat Hospitality
|  Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, Convener and Director
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