Below is an updated list of gatherings for Or Ahavah. Please mark your calendars and rsvp if you think you will be at the gathering. I am hoping that we can have our mystical Tu B’Shvat Seder outside on our linai. Please let me know if you are uncomfortable with this and if you are not vaccinated (if I do not already know). And of course, contact me if you have any questions!
Love and Light in this Season of Light,
December 25, 2022 beginning at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Zoom
Candle lighting for Chanukah and meditation on Light; if you want, please have your Chanukkah menorah with candles on your table and we do the candle lighting together. If you do not have a menorah, please have nine tea lights to light. You can use either for the meditation.
Free to community members and also free to our friends as a Chanukah gift! RSVP to OrAhavahTampa@gmail.com by December 23, 2022
January 22, 2023 at 1 p.m.; Zoom
Who puts the Fun in Fundraiser? Joy Katzen-Guthrie and her joyful music! This will be a varied concert celebration for the year ahead and include music for the New Year, Gratitude, Israel, Tu B’Shvat, Rosh Chodesh and a smattering of Jewish Feminist Music. Requested donation is $18, $36, $54, $72, $90, or $108. A flyer will more information will be out soon.
February 5, 2023 from 4pm – 6ish p.m.
Annual Mystical Tu B’Shvat Seder: A gathering brimming with learning, singing, prayer and meditations.
This will be a hybrid gathering. You can join us for our first in person gathering outside on the Shenefelt Lanai or you can join by Zoom. Bring a mask if you are going to join in person.
For those joining by zoom, information about what you will need for the seder will be sent to you upon receipt of your RSVP.
The seder is free for Or Ahavah members. We request a minimum donation of $18 from our friends.
RSVP to OrahavahTampa@gmail.com by January 30, 2023
March 26, 2023 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Zoom
Food and Fitness from a Jewish Perspective presented by our very own Nutritionist Barbara Freedland. RSVP by March 20 to email@example.com
This gathering is free for members and friends.
April 5, 2023
1st night Passover Seder. Information will follow soon.
May 25, 2023
Tikkun Leil Shavuot, Special study for the first evening of Shavuot dedicated to healing the world. Information will follow.
I am in conversation with Cathy Lesser Mansfield, the writer and producer of the fabulous play “The Sparks Fly Upward.” She is hoping to do a presentation for Or Ahavah in May or June of 2023 about the development of Nazi Laws as Germany was slipping into fascism from a Democracy. I will keep you posted!
Information about our monthly “Meditation and Check-In” for members only is sent out from Naraiyah. I believe our next meeting is on January 15, 2023 from 4:00 – 5:30 on Zoom. For those who have not been joining in, I want to share with you how awesome, deep and connecting this gathering is for those who attend. It also allows each of us to continue our spiritual practice of compassionate listening.