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 will be held from 12:45-2:30pm after the Shabbat Morning Service.
What is the Topic and who is the Guest Speaker?
Where is God? If God is in some special place, then where? If God is everywhere, why are there atheists? In our attempt to answer these questions, we will enlist the aid of Rabbi Nachman of Bratzlav, a fascinating Hasidic thinker, and examine his unique perspective on the kabbalistic concept of tzimtzum (withdrawal).
Rabbi Larry Tabick is lecturer in Kabbalah & Hasidism at the Leo Baeck College and Rabbi emeritus of Shir Hayim/Hampstead Reform Jewish Community. He is the authorThe Aura of Torah: A Kabbalistic-Hasidic Commentary on the Weekly Readings (JPSA, 2014) and a book of poems on Jewish themes entitledGrowing Into Your Soul (Hylas, 2005). He is also the husband of Rabbi Jackie Tabick and father of Rabbi Roni Tabick.
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 Louise Wendel.
*Please note that dishes must be vegetarian/fish, and nut free*
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