Solidarity Shabbat

Last Shabbat, we witnessed the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in North American history — the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This Shabbat, we are responding with our greatest show of solidarity. A continental Solidarity Shabbat with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. At synagogues, community centers and homes across North America, we will be gathering together in prayer, compassion and unity — as one people. We stand as a reminder of the power of community. Here is a listing of services and events in southern Maine:

 

Temple Beth El

400 Deering Avenue – Portland, ME

http://www.tbemaine.org/

Friday, November 2 – 5:30 pm – Shabbat HaLailah – A family-oriented service led by Hebrew School Students. Services are open to all though an RSVP and donation are suggested for those wishing to stay for dinner.

Saturday, November 3 – 9:30 am – Shabbat Morning Services – Open to all, followed by a light oneg Shabbat.

Sunday, November 4 – 9:00 am – Morning Minyan – followed by a light snack

Sunday, November 4 – 10:30 am – How to Talk to your Child about Anti-Semitism and Tragic Events – A panel discussion with representatives from the Center for Grieving Children and a Child Psychologist offering parents an opportunity to gather and discuss the difficult subjects of violence and hate.

 

B’nai Portland

74 Lunt Rd (Lunt Auditorium) – Falmouth, ME

https://www.facebook.com/bnai.portland/

Friday, November 2 – 6:30 PM – a Shabbat gathering and Thanksgiving food raiser for the Locker Project. Pot luck nosh to share! All are welcome – Jewish or not!

 

Congregation Bet Ha’am

81 Westbrook Street – South Portland, ME

https://www.bethaam.org/

Friday, November 2, 2018 – Shabbat Service, 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Torah Study, 9:00 am

Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Learners’ Shabbat Service – 10:00 AM -Learn more about the nuances of Jewish worship. Rabbi Saks will provide instruction and information to make your worship more meaningful.

 

Etz Chaim Portland

267 Congress Street

Portland, ME

http://etzchaim-portland.org/

Friday, November 2, Friday Kabbalat Shabbat – 6:00 pm

Saturday, November 3, Saturday Morning Service – 9:30 am, followed a Kiddush lunch

 

Chabad of Maine

11 Pomeroy Street – Portland, ME

https://www.chabadofmaine.com/

November 2 – Friday Night Services, after candle lighting (5:13 pm)

November 3 – Shabbos Morning Services, 10:00 am

 

 

You can find links to Jewish community resources throughout Maine on our website here: Jewish Community Resources in Maine

 

 

Here are additional resources to help you connect:

FIND SOLIDARITY AT YOUR LOCAL SYNAGOGUE

Union for Reform Judaism

Reconstructing Judaism

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Orthodox Union

Chabad-Lubavitch

FIND SOLIDARITY IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Join a Moishe House program

Host or join a Shabbat dinner with OneTable

Find a Hillel on your campus

Check out resources from the Jewish Emergent Network

 

 

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