We invite you to join your Bet David family this coming weekend for a very special Shavuot.
After the festival evening service on Saturday evening at 18h00, we will host a night of learning with four interesting sessions:
Janis Jordan will lead a discussion on ethics and law; Rabbi Schell invites you to join him on a search for God; and Brett Steingo asks us to look behind the words of the first of the ten commandments.
The fourth session of the evening is an open discussion, asking us whether we are ready yet, to talk about race. This discussion is part of our annual programme to mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic election. Those who would like to join the discussion are invited to read the following blog, as a starting point for the discussion: http://renieddolodge.co.uk/why-im-no-longer-talking-to-white-people-about-race/.
On Sunday morning, 9 June at 9h30, we will have a festive Shavuot morning service and the double adult B’nei mitzvah of Tessa Saks and Joanne Matisonn. The service will be followed by our cheesecake competition and a brocha. There is still time to enter your cheesecake, with lovely prizes to be won.
Our Teens’ Club and Netzer have organised a movie night and sleepover for all teenagers (9+). Bring a sleeping bag and come in a good mood for a crazy fun night.
We are looking forward to celebrating Shavuot with you.
P.S.: Don’t miss the Shabbat Talk this Saturday morning, 8 June at 12h00, with Liat Amar Aran from the Jewish Agency about a Muslim, Chasidic Jew and Lesbian Woman living together in Israel.