During October 2005, a rare confluence of sacred moments in many different traditions invites us to pray together, learn together, eat together and join our efforts to heal our relationships and our wounded earth. Our lunar month of Tishrei (which includes the High HolyDays) and the sacred Muslim lunar month of Ramadan both begin October 3-4. October 2 is World Communion Sunday. October 4 is the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. October 2 is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. For Hindus, October 4 to 12 are Navarathri (nine nights of spiritual struggle), followed on October 13 by Vijayadashami, the tenth day of spiritual victory. And for Buddhists, Vassa (rainy season of spiritual reflection) ends on October 18 with the full moon day, Pavarana.
The following special events will frame our High HolyDays liturgy, where we will rededicate ourselves, as co-creative partners, to healing the relationships among all of God's children so that together we may better care for the Gift of Creation.
Entering the Path:
Sunday, September 11, 2005, 11:00 AM
Interfaith Service with Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and special guest speaker, Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 12:15 PM
Join us as we continue our work of repentance during the month of Elul. Together with Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church we will be cleaning our Adopt-A-Road on 79th Street.
Saturday, September 24, 2005, 8:30 PM
Selichot Service featuring Hebrew, Gregorian, Sanskrit and Sufi chants.
Responding to the Call:
Rosh HaShanah, 2nd day
Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 10:00 AM
Sharing prayer and learning the stories of Abraham, Sara, Hagar, Isaac and Ishmael from our respective sacred texts and stories - our Rabbis will be joined by Christian and Muslim spiritual leaders
The Zohar on Teshuvah
Monday, October 10, 2005, 7:00 PM
A workshop with Rabbi Leah Novick. Teshuvah (return, repentance) has always been central to Jewish thinking dating back to Torah and Prophets, Talmud and Midrash. Teshuvah literature and penitential practices were elaborated by Jewish moral philosphers in the Middle Ages, for whom this was an area of profound concern. The Zohar provides a unique prism for understanding Teshuvah as a return to the Sephirah of Binah, and emphasizes the human role in restoring balance within the Tree Of Life and the entire universe. In a time when awareness of planetary imbalance has become part of our daily life, we will study sections of Zohar that illuminate the Kabbalistic view. And we will consider them in terms of their relationship to the contemporary teachings of Reb Zalman and other spiritual masters. Readings will be in English from The Wisdom of the Zohar (Isaiah Tishby) so that all can participate.
Yom Kippur and Ramadan Break Fast
Thursday, October 13, 2005, 7:15 PM
We join, again, with our holy brothers and sisters who prayed and studied with us on Rosh HaShanah, to share the meal which ends our fast of Yom Kippur and one of the fast days of Ramadan. Please return the registration form by Sunday, October 11, 2005.
Schedule of High HolyDays services:
|Sunday, September 11, 2005,||Interfaith Service||11:00 AM|
|Sunday, September 18, 2005,||Adopt-A-Road Cleanup||12:15 PM|
|Saturday, September 24, 2005,||Erev Selichot||8:30 PM|
|Monday, October 3, 2005,||Erev Rosh HaShanah||7:00 PM|
|Tuesday, October 4, 2005,||Rosh HaShanah, 1st day||9:30 AM|
|Wednesday, October 5, 2005,||Rosh HaShanah, 2nd day||10:00 AM|
|Monday, October 10, 2005,||The Zohar on Teshuvah||7:00 PM|
|Wednesday, October 12, 2005,||Kol Nidre||6:30 PM|
|Thursday, October 13, 2005,||Yom Kippur||10:00 AM|
|Thursday, October 13, 2005,||Yom Kippur and Ramadan Break Fast||7:15 PM|
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Tickets for High HolyDays services are included with membership, but please let us know when you will be attending so we can plan appropriately. Tickets are available for non-members starting at $125. Break Fast and childcare are available at additional cost. For membership and ticket information or purchases please call (303) 563-2110 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pardes Levavot Yom Kippur and Ramadan Break Fast registration form, please return by Sunday, October 11, 2005.
Mail forms to: Pardes Levavot, 7077 Harvest Road, Boulder, CO 80301-3611
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