What is Oneg Shabbat?
Once a month we invite a guest speaker to join us as the community shares a meal together and explore a chosen topic for our new education initiative: Oneg Shabbat. They are held from 12:45-2:30pm after the Shabbat Morning Service.
Who is the Guest Speaker and what is the Topic?
Our Guest speaker will be the highly regarded Jewish educator, Yael Tischler, who will be asking: How does the way we think about God shape the ways we think about power and about ourselves?
We will explore this question through the lens of the writings of leading feminist theologian Rabbi Jill Hammer, founder of the Kohenet Institute.The imagery of God in popular culture is so often gendered male; while this is not universally the case in Jewish tradition, this colours the ways we as Jews think of God. What happens when we look at female-gendered imagery of God in Jewish tradition? What are those images and what do they convey about the spiritual needs of human beings? And how do these images reshape what we might think about power and about ourselves?
Yael Tischler is a Tzova (Kohenet/Hebrew Priestess Initiate), ritual-weaver, Jewish educator and a spinner of songs and stories. She is passionate about the power of myth to heal and transform individuals, communities and the world. She holds a BA in Tanakh (Bible) from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has facilitated ritual, devotion and educational workshops at the Open Talmud Project, the Sadeh Jewish Farm, the Ruach Chavurah and various Jewish communities throughout London. She will receive full ordination as a Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) in August 2019.
Who can come?
This group is for members of all ages and if there is a particular topic you would like to see covered please let us know.
Do I need to bring anything?
Like a Chavurah Supper, we ask that guests bring a dish to add to our Shabbat Table. This can be a sweet or savoury dish that ideally serves 8-12 people. Dishes must be either fish or vegetarian and must not contain nuts (so if you're cooking, check the recipe, if you're buying check the label!)
Do I need to book in?
Yes. There is no charge to join us for the Oneg, but we have limited seating in the room and so want to ensure that we don't disappoint people.
For more information, please contact Nick Young.
*Please note that dishes must be vegetarian/fish, and nut free*
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