Registration Now Open for Our First Shabbaton on Friday March 15 & Saturday March 16
Join us next weekend for soulful and creative Shabbat services, nourishing meals, meditation, Kirtan, Torah workshop and a Havdalah dance party. Full children's programming available on Friday night and Saturday morning.
 
Newcomers and Romemu Manhattanites are both warmly welcomed! It's a great way to explore our wonderful emerging community.

Drop-in to a session that speaks to you or be with us for the whole weekend.

Special bonus: Homemade cholent will be served at Shabbat lunch, made with Grow and Behold Eco-Kosher meat. Vegetarian options also available.

Don't miss out, RSVP today !
Check Out Featured Shabbaton Programs!
The Kabbalat Shabbat Community Band
The Berkeley Carrol School – 152 Sterling Place, Brooklyn

Community musicians, singers, and those with musical talent are welcomed to join H azzan Basya and professional musicians on Friday evening.

Want to play? Sign up when you register. (Ages 13+, advanced younger musicians also welcome).

Rehearsal starting at 4:30 PM on March 15th before services.
Rise & Shine Saturday Morning Programming
1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Parsha & Poetry Study: Altered Offerings
8:45 - 9:30 AM – Conference Room

Looking at the first Vayikra Aliyah for this Shabbat (Leviticus 4:27 - 4:31) we will consider the theme of prescribed rituals for restoring order after incursions of guilt by an ordinary individuals. How does the structure of poetry hold requests for forgiveness, and make meaning from transgression? What offering can poetry make from the imagination of the human animal? We will read contemporary poems whose intentions show what kind of purifying smoke can rise from the stanzas.
Jessica Greenbaum is a writer and social worker who teaches poetry workshops inside and outside academia. The author of three books of poems, she has been teaching poetry writing in relation to Jewish text at Central Synagogue for three years, and also teaches older adults at Dorot.

Read more aboutJessica here and take a peek at her forthcoming book by clicking here.
Meditation: Making Space Through Embodied Ritual
9 - 9:30 AM - In Kids Playroom

Just as the Israelites gathered objects of beauty to create a sacred space that would help them connect to G-D, we can develop rituals and practices that make space inside our busy lives and thought-filled-selves for deep connection. Join together to practice gentle movements, breath exercises, and silent meditations that will help you embody your intention to connect to the Divine.
Rachel Taylor (RYT-200, RPYT, Yoga Tune Up(R)) is a movement and mindfulness teacher who specializes in working with pregnancy, parents and families, and gschool teachers. As a middle and high school history teacher for 12 years, and the mother of a young son with another on the way, Rachel has experienced firsthand the power mindfulness and movement practices have to help students, teachers, and parents work and feel better. 

Read more about Rachel's writing and work by clicking here .
Shabbat Lunch with Grow & Behold
1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn @ 12 PM

Lunch will feature Kosher pastured meats from Grow & Behold for our first community shabbaton chulent, and parve catering by Hakan Cingir. Kosher options from VSpot will also be available.

We hope you'll join us to enjoy this delicious chulent, and try out some of these incredible Grow & Behold meats in your own kitchen! Use the code RomemuBrooklyn2019 for $15 off your first order of $100 or more before April 30, 2019 -- shop their beef, lamb, veal, poultry & provisions (including kosher beef bacon & sausages!) at www.growandbehold.com .

About Grow & Behold : Started by community member Anna Hanau and her husband Naftali, Grow & Behold produces premium kosher meats, raised on pasture in the US with no hormones or antibiotics. Their company is committed to treating their farmers, animals, producers, and the land with the utmost respect. They have incredibly high standards for quality, kashrut and customer service, and the flavor and tenderness of their meats are without compare.
Evening Program: Kirtan, Havdalah & Dance Party
1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn @ 7 PM

Starting at 7 PM, savor the last hour of Shabbat with Kabbalah Kirtan co-sponsored by Beloved Brooklyn and then sing farewell to the Sabbath Queen at a Havdalah Service. Finally, celebrate the conclusion of Romemu BK’s first ever Shabbaton with potluck wine & sweets, plus dancing!
Kids Programming Presented by Batya Okonuv, the Habonim Dror & the Shinshinim

Music with Batya. Games & learning with the Habonim Dror and Shinshinim!

Habonim Dror is a progressive socialist Zionist youth movement that’s been running fun and educational programs for Jewish kids around New York City since the 1930s. Habonim Dror focuses on social justice, Jewish identity, youth leadership and Hebrew. We’re excited to be working with the shinshinim this year to run activities for the kids of Romemu Brooklyn!

Click here to learn more about Habonim Dror.
Romemu BK Shabbaton Schedule
Friday, March 15th

Kabbalat Shabbat Services with our Community Band & dinner at Berkeley Carrol School.

LOCATION:
Services: The Berkeley Carrol School - 152 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, NY
Catered Dinner: The Berkeley Carrol School - 181 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, NY

SCHEDULE:
6 PM – Doors open
6:30 PM – Service begins
Following Services – Kabbalat Shabbat catered Shabbat dinner and potluck
Saturday, March 16th

Join Romemu BK for lunch, Havdalah and a variety of sessions and services.

LOCATION:
1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

SCHEDULE:
8:45 - 9:30 AM – Rise & Shine Morning Programming (registration recommended)
  • Parsha & Poetry Study: "Altered Offerings" led by community member Jessica Greenbaum (Conference Room @ 8:45 AM)
  • Drum Circle Prep led by Shai Wetzer (Billiards Room @ 8:45 AM)
  • Meditation: "Making Space with Embodied Ritual" led by community member Rachel Taylor (Kids Playroom @ 9 AM)
10 AM - 12 PM – Shabbat Services
  • Community Drum Circle with Shai Wetzer
  • B'Mitzvah Alumni chant Torah
  • Learn about eco-kosher consciousness with Anna Hannau of Grow & Behold

12 - 1:30 PM – Shabbat Lunch, RSVP Required
  • Featuring Grow & Behold cholent
7 - 10 PM – Havdalah Service
Mark Your Calendars — Romemu BK's 2019 Shabbat Service Dates:

Kabbalat Shabbat & Catered Shabbat Dinner (with Potluck Desserts!)
  • April 12
  • May 17
  • June 7 * Last Service of the Season – Services will resume after Labor Day, 2019

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services
  • April 13
  • May 11

*Please note April 12 & April 13 Shabbat is not a Shabbaton. Due to scheduling and Passover, both services will be over one Shabbat.*
More information is available at: romemu.org/brooklyn