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April 27 – 28

This year’s Shabbat-O-Rama offers something for just about everyone. The celebration begins Friday evening and keeps going (with time out to sleep) all the way to Saturday night. Feel free to drop-in; you don’t have to come to everything. But we think this year’s program might just tempt you to experience a full-length Shabbat.

We’ve got music; soul, Motown, gospel, folk, Israeli, and jazz. We’ve got puppets. You can walk, roll, or stroll around the lake; or bicycle with Rabbi Straus. Learn about ritual immersion or study midrash and poetry about the land of Israel. We’ll launch a new Israeli fiction book group and get a “sneak peek” at a brand new book about the Reform movement. Take a virtual trip to Israel via video journal, or travel into your soul by moving your body with the blessings for daily miracles. You can also just drop by to play board games in Stern Hall.  Pictionary anyone? Our fun, family-style Shabbat starts with a casual Israeli buffet dinner in Stern Hall from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. (Families with young children will want to come on the early side to be done in time for Tot Shabbat.) To make your reservation, click here.  Plan to stay for Kiddush lunch following services on Saturday morning. We’ll wind up the celebration with a wine reception and vegetarian potluck dinner at 6pm following Havdalah. 

Click here for a complete schedule of events.