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Or Shalom Weekly Newsletter
A complete calendar is available at OrShalom.org 

Fri 5/24 - Mon 5/27
Or Shalom Community Retreat
Thu 5/30 6:30 pm
Faith in Action/PICO's Belong Movement Kickoff Dinner
Details below, please RSVP
Sat 6/1 4:00 pm Sing Shalom Pajama Havdallah
Details below
Sun 6/2 10:00 am Annual Members' Meeting
Details below
Sat 6/8
10:00 am
Embodied Spiritual Practice with Gail Gurewitz and Rabbi Katie
Details below
Sat 6/8 7:00 pm Tikkun Leyl Shavuot
Evening of Learning with Southside Jewish Collaborative
Details below
Wed 6/12 6:30 pm Considering God Salon
Details below
Fri 6/14 7:30 pm Chant & Drum with BIJ
Sat 6/15 10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service and Bar Mitzvah of Gil Falcone
son of Ayala Mirande and Scott Falcone
Sun 6/16 10:00 am  News Minyan
Wed 6/19 - Sun 6/30
Congregational Trip to Israel & Palestine Trip
Office closure from 6/25-7/2
Thu 6/20 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Danny at BIJ
Followed by making bag lunches for the hungry
Fri 6/21 6:30 pm Traveling Shabbat and Vegetarian Potluck
at the home of Saralie Pennington & Tom Herz
Fri 6/28 6:30 pm
4th Friday Shabbat
Blessing and snacks followed by Service and presentation by CleanPower SF
Faith in Action and PICO Present
Belong Movement Kickoff Dinner
Thursday May 30, 2019 at 6:30pm
Holy Angels Catholic Parish
107 San Pedro Rd, Colma

You are warmly invited to a dinner to kick off Faith in Action Bay Area's participation in the Belong Movement. This movement seeks to address the racial anxieties and divisiveness in our state by bridging across race, faith, and status. We believe that the path forward starts with us choosing to belong to each other, and from this choice, we can build the conditions necessary for all of our families to thrive.

To get a taste of what Belong is all about,   watch this video   from the Belong curriculum.

Please RSVP here! 
Be sure to indicate in the form if you need childcare.

Sing Shalom - Pajama Havdallah
Saturday, June 1 at 4:00pm

One last time before summer, introduce your little ones to song, dance, and Jewish tradition! Listen to stories and songs with Rabbi Katie and others. K ids are encouraged to come in their pajamas to say good-bye to Shabbat. S nacks will be provided.

Sunday, June 2 at 10:00 am

Join us for our annual meeting where we hear highlights from the past year and plans for the future.  

Don't miss Ezra's Social Action Fellow report and the opportunity to send her off with a blessing as she leaves us for Rabbinical school. 

A light breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP.
Experience Revelation with Body and Mind
Saturday, June 8 | 625 Brotherhood Way, SF
Embodied Spiritual Practice: 10:00 am
Tikkun Leyl Shavuot: 7:00 pm

In the morning ...  experience revelation through the body with Embodied Spiritual Practice.  Explore the prayer service and Torah through movement and yoga. Led by Rabbi Katie and Gail Gurewitz.  RSVP required.

In the evening ...  feed your mind (and body) as we study text with the Rabbis of the Southside Jewish Collaborative. The evening will begin with refreshments, and continue with study sessions, havdalah, and a reading of the Ten Commandments.

Considering God Salon
Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30pm to nosh
Discussion from 7-9pm

We are looking forward to Rabbi Katie and Ezra Leventhal facilitating a continuation of the discussion we began at our last salon on The Role of Women in Judaism .  As Ezra will be leaving soon for Rabbinical School, this is a special opportunity for a collaborative facilitation between her and Rabbi Katie. 

All Or Shalom members are welcome even if you did not attend the last salon or have never attended a salon.

Please bring a light snack to share. 
Please RSVP to Norisa ( norisa.berardi@gmail.com).

Reconstructing Judaism Juicy Tidbits


Local Reconstructionist Rabbi Dev Noily of Kehilla Community Synagogue has written a piece for Reconstructing Judaism's Evolve: Groundbreaking Jewish Conversations. Learn more about Rabbi Dev's relationship to their gender and pronouns here!

Summer is around the corner - ever wonder what kids in the Reconstructionist movement are doing with their time off? Learn more about Reconstructing Judaism's Camp Havaya programs here!

Learn more about what's going on in the movement in its  monthly newsletter
Social Action Corner  
  • Highlight from the Spark! Calendar:
    JYCA's Spring Gala: Get Down to Lift Up Youth!
    Sun June 2 6:00pm | 1300 Grand Ave, Piedmont
    JYCA - Jewish Youth for Community Action invites you to celebrate over two decades of youth power and brilliance with us. This year, JYCA youth have canvassed for progressive causes during the midterm election, marched for racial justice on MLK day, taught each other skills for self-care, confronted politicians to fight for a Green New Deal, organized a youth climate strike and so much more. Come learn from these powerful youth activists, participate in mini social justice workshops, celebrate inspiring movement leaders, eat delicious food, and show your support for Jewish youth and allies who are trying to build a more just world. Learn more and RSVP here!
  • Get more news and events at Spark!, our Social Action Website
  • Still need to register for Spark? Email assistant@orshalom.org  and Ezra will get you started!
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  • Specifically relevant to the OS community
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