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Virtual Opportunities From The Clergy

Rabbi Raskin


Daily Dose of Torah -  Passover Edition with Rabbi Raskin!

“Rabbi Raskin versus The Giant:
A Special Message For Rosh Hodesh Nissan

Click here to watch.

“New Thoughts on an Old Prayer: Saying Mourner’s Kaddish Virtually”
here to read.

“Leading a Seder for the First Time? Everything you need to know!”
here to watch.

“Easy Passover Preparation 101”
here to read.

To sell your Hametz online, click here.

Virtual Morning Minyan with Rabbi Raskin
* 8 AM, Monday - Friday  * 9:00 AM, Sunday
Kaddish will be recited daily (when there is a minyan present on zoom)
* Kaddish list will be read daily
* Download Siddur Sim Shalom 
Here, and choose "Siddur Sim Shalom: Shaharit for Weekdays"
* Click for the Zoom link 
Meeting ID: 358 616 222
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* Daily Dose of Torah: A short blast of Jewish wisdom each day with conversations with interesting people about the parasha:

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Monday: David Helfand

Tuesday: Rabbi Irv Elson

Wednesday: Rabbi Janet Ozur Bass

Thursday: MollyBeth Rushfield

Friday: Rabbi Raskin

Watch and then read the discussion questions below.

* What are you feeling particularly grateful for this week?

* What prayer or blessing could you incorporate into your routine at home to express your gratitude?

* When and where do you feel “holy” inside your home?

* Can you think about recipients for the tzedakah that you have in tzedakah boxes in your house?

* Have you been surprised to see the empty shelves in the grocery stores? How has that made you feel about abundance and scarcity?

* Do you have Judaica or Jewish books that are mostly ornamental? How could you put them to use in fulfilling mitzvot and growing Jewishly?

* What symbols, heirlooms, pictures, or ritual items do you have at home that you could share with family members as a way of talking about your Jewish values, practices, and priorities?

Hazzan  Ozur Bass

Kabbalat Shabbat
Tonight at 6 pm - Tune into Facebook Live on the Har Shalom Facebook Page
Shabbat is here! Let’s create a virtual community as we sing some Shabbat favorites. Bring your Siddur, use this one online, or just bring your soul and desire to connect virtually. We’ll provide the melodies and the spirit. 

* Daily evening meditation from 7:30-8 pm, Monday to Thursday on Facebook live: “30 minutes of spiritual engagement based on the evening services. We’ll use chants, nigunim, and the traditional melodies to guide us in prayerful connections.

Contemplative Practice Based On The Evening Service -  Thursday, March 26

Amélie Nigun by Matthew Klein and Joey Weisenberg.

Wednesday, March 25: "Bell Road Nigun" was composed by Joey Weisenberg, co-founder and director of the Hadar’s Rising Song Institute

Tuesday, March 24: "Michael's Nigun" - click here .
Michael is one of the ministering angels. Tonight’s focus will be in angels and being guarded by God. 

Monday, March 23: We will use this nigun tonight as part of our meditation

* Monday, March 16 -  "Four Worlds Nigun"

A nigun is a wordless melody used to focus our devotion or to transition between spiritual moments in the service. I frequently use nigunim (plural of nigun) at the conclusion of the amidah, as a way to focus my intention of the prayers I just said, and to transition from a personal to a communal moment in the service. 

The Four Worlds nigun evokes the kabalistic idea of four spiritual realms: atsilut (divine emanation), briyah (creation), yetsira (form), and asiyah (action). We live in the world of action, defined in this world by what we do. And we try to achieve higher realms of existence through caring for others and reaching out with our hearts with love and compassion. 

* Tuesday, March 17 - "Michael's Nigun"

“Michael’s Nigun is a contemplative, soothing nigun. 

*Wednesday, March 18 - "Nigun Lecha Dodi"

Lecha Dodi was popularized by Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan. They appended this nigun to the Friday evening favorite Lecha Dodi. Congregants would hold hands and dance enthusiastically to this tune. 
We’ll use this nigun during our meditation tonight in a more subdued tone, but keeping the idea of dancing and celebrating in our hearts. 

* Wednesday mishna class through Zoom - more details coming.

* Friday Shabbat Melodies - starting at 6 pm, Friday: Sing along your favorite melodies from Shabbat evening service on Facebook Live.

Virtual  Meeting with the Clergy

Please reach out to the Clergy Assistant, Leslie, to set up a virtual meeting with either clergy member!

Sun, March 29 2020 4 Nisan 5780