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Mission

Havurah Shalom’s mission is to be a vibrant, egalitarian, diverse, engaged Jewish community. Steeped in Jewish values, we promote spirituality, learning, and acts of social responsibility.

5779 Theme – Panim el Panim

Our theme for 5779 is Panim el Panim: Encountering One Another.

פָּנִים אֶל־פָּנִים

Panim el panim, literally “face to face,” directs us to recognize and honor how we live in relation to one another. From the intimate, one-on-one connections that exist within Havurah, to the broader partnerships and networks of which we are a part, this relationality is at the heart of who we are. To live panim el panim is to genuinely encounter one another, sometimes to affirm and sometimes to challenge.

When we build relationships with people from whom we differ as well as those like us, striving to know the other for who they are, we grow as individuals and enhance our potential as a community. Through meeting one another in this way, we make room for connection and holiness. And amidst tensions in the world, the notion of panim el panim challenges us to perceive our interdependence and build bridges however possible.

 

5779 Community Brochure

Our community brochure describes the coming year's activities at  Havurah. You can open a PDF file of the brochure here: side one and side two.

Fri, November 16 2018 8 Kislev 5779