We are excited to invite you all to a Kabbalat Shabbat gathering and potluck this Friday, November 10th, at 6pm, at the No 3 restaurant at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort and would like to extend a special invitation to families. This is a joint event of Kona Beth Shalom and the North Hawaii Chavurah and will be led by Rabbi Rachel Short of Ahava ‘Aina, who is currently working to build the first and only synagogue and Jewish cultural community center on the East side of Big Island of Hawai’i.
“Join us for an evening of meditation, prayer, song, ceremony, ritual (and maybe even a little Yoga) for a truly unique special spiritual Shabbat experience. One day a week, G-d reminds us to stop and let go, to be here now. Our highest holiday comes every week as the sun sets on another 7 day cycle, as we are called to rest, reflect and reset. On Shabbat, we welcome the Divine light of peace, tranquility, the Divine Feminine, The Shekinah, as we greet our Sabbath queen. Shabbat is calming, tranquil, love and light.“
Potluck Guidelines: Vegetables and fruit, main and side dishes appreciated. No pork or shellfish. We always have many more desserts than can be consumed. Our intention is to uplift the spirit, mind, as well as the body. We will not have access to a kitchen so please bring your food stored at the appropriate temperature. Also bring a towel or yoga mat if you like.
When entering the Mauna Beach Resort, please tell security that you are attending the event at the No 3 restaurant. They will direct you to the parking adjacent to the restaurant.
Saturday morning Torah Study November 11, 10:30AM at the home of Aviva and Yehuda Plaut in Kealakekua. The Parsha is Chaye Sarah. Bring a potluck item to share (see above guidelines). Knowledge of Hebrew not necessary. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 322-9860 .
Our next Saturday morning service will be on November 25th in at Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden in Kona. More details to follow.