Sukkot-October 2016/5777
Panim Hadashot-New Faces E-Newsletter 
Bob Dylan in the Sukkah 
Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for literature today. Can you believe it?   
In 1970 while I was at Redlands High School in California, my literature teacher encouraged me to enter a poetry reading contest in which we chose to read our favorite poem from a poet past and present.  Since I was on the speech team, I had experience with dramatic readings and decided to enter the contest.  I was a fanatic Bob Dylan fan and played his music at every opportunity.  I chose to read Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man.  I presented my teacher the poem I chose.  He had a fit and strongly objected to my choice.   I remember his words, "This is not literature."  I read the poem anyway.  Finally, I am finally vindicated!  

In honor of Bob Dylan's receiving of the Nobel Prize in literature we are holding a Dylan in the Sukkah End of Shabbat event, a musical singalong on Saturday, October 22nd at 6pm at our home in the Lake Forest Park Area with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble. We'll eat first in the Sukkah (weather permitting), follow with Havdallah, and sing our favorite Dylan with brilliant guitar of Ari Joshua.   Bring your Bob Dylan songbooks (if you have one, your raspy voices, an instrument (if you play), and lot's of Ruach-spirit.  

Details here on how to join us.

Introducing Hosting Partnerships: 
Host a Shabbat Event in Your Home with Panim Hadashot-New Faces 

In 2004 I started an innovative Jewish organization called Panim Hadashot- פנים חדשות. The Hebrew phrase which means ‘new faces’, comes from the Talmud and is associated with hospitality the sharing of our joy with others.  Panim Hadashot-New Faces exists to foster Jewish hospitality as an essential way of living Jewishly and as an act of loving kindness.  We partner with Jewish households all around Seattle to create beautiful and meaningful home Shabbat home experiences that foster new connections and deepen our Jewish commitments.    

The central activity of Panim Hadashot is forging hosting partnerships.   As "convener" for Panim Hadashot, I work as the matchmaker and facilitator for hosting partnerships all around Seattle. How do Panim Hadashot-New Faces hosting partnerships work?

Read more about Hosting Partnerships HERE.  HERE is the Link to the Hosting Partnership Guide. 

First Shabbat Hosting Partnership
Friday, October 21, 2016 Shabbat Sukkot 
Host:  Mariya Shapran, South Seattle 
A Musical Kabbalat Shabbat with the Heart of Shabbat Ensemble
with Ari Joshua and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg 
If you would like to join us for a culinary experience (Mariya is an incredible cook) and a beautiful evening, call Mariya at 917 318-4439 or email her at mariya.shapran at gmail dot com.  She will give you the time and location of her home and instructions if you wish to bring something to contribute to the meal.  Please contact her no later than Thursday, October 20th.  

  Introducing the NEW FACES BLOG:  LINK
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   Four Great Jewish Short Stories:
A Mini Book Circle Led by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg
Rabbi Gartenberg will offer his first course since returning to Seattle in memory of his beloved father, Allan Gartenberg, who led popular short story circles in West Los Angeles until his death in December 2015.  As Rabbi Gartenberg finished his year of mourning for his father he will offer offer a mini short story circle consisting of his favorite Jewish short stories.   The four stories are

Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander

The Conversion of the Jews by Philip Roth

The Lady and the Pedler by Shmuel Yosef Agnon

The Gilgul of Park Avenue by Nathan Englander

Rabbi Gartenberg is looking for a host home who would be interested in hosting this four week circle.  We will announce dates once we have a host. We are hoping to have the course begin in November after the election through early December.  If you are interested in hosting, contact Rabbi Gartenberg at his contacts listed below.  
  Panim Hadashot-New Faces   |  Rabbi Dov Gartenberg, 
Mobile and Text: 206 739-9924 
Email: dov at panimhadashot dot org
PO Box 7041 | Bellevue, WA 98008