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

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 dinner
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
Details below
Fri 7/5 6:30 pm Traveling Shabbat and Vegetarian Potluck dinner
at the home of Julie & Danny Brook
Fri 7/12 7:30 pm Chant & Drum with BIJ
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).

4th Friday Shabbat
Friday, June 28 at 6:30

Enjoy a Shabbat Service followed by a discussion by CleanPowerSF.

Or Shalom Community Retreat

We had another incredible year at Walker Creek Ranch! Between connecting spiritually on Shabbat, trips to the pond, beautiful nature walks, and an uproarious talent show, it was a beautiful weekend.  Special thanks to everyone who lead a workshop this weekend:

Daniel Raskin, Daniel Najjar, Bryna Rifkind, Beth Mills, and Chad Balch

Many thanks to Debbie Benrubi for the planning and organization of a wonderful weekend.  Organizing a 3-day event for 80+ people is no small feat!

If you'd like to learn more about Daniel Najjar's Hebrew Songs of Love and Longing, click here!
Reconstructing Judaism Juicy Tidbits


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!

Reconstructionist  Rabbi Sheila  Peltz Weinberg wrote a m oving memoir of her struggles with addiction, divorce, and an eating disorder, and how she found her way back through meditation and spirituality. Learn more here!

Learn more about what's going on in the movement in its  monthly newsletter
Social Action Corner  
  • Highlight from the Spark! Calendar:
    SF Queer Historic Places: Meaning, Value and Use
    Thursday 6/13 6:00pm | 100 Larkin St, SF
    This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a perfect moment to discuss the status of historic queer sites and queer public history in San Francisco. As some of those essential queer heritage institutions, sites and even whole neighborhoods are erased by hypergentrification, we want to take a moment to reflect on where we are and where we want to go in the future. Panel discussion to include Tania Jimenez of El/La Para Trans Latinas, Gerard Koskovich and Terry Beswick of the GLBT HIstorical Society, and Gayle Rubin. Moderated by Carol Queen of the Center for Sex and Culture. Learn more 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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