31 2016


2 2016

Shabbaton with Rabbi Tirzah Firestone (CSS)

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

First Unitarian Society 900 University Bay Drive
Landmark Auditorium
Madison, WI 53705

Contact Joy Zotalis
(608) 257-2944

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone: "Renewing Our Jewish Legacy: Ancient Practices for a New Era."
Drawing on the ancient practices of Jewish meditation, music, and mysticism, Rabbi Firestone will lead an experiential weekend of prayer, study, celebration, and conversation.

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. For more information about Rabbi Tirzah see her website.

To Register
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Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 31
Jewish Meditation for Everybody
7:00-9:00 p.m. - Located at a member's home - please contact the office for location at 257-2944. In Rabbi Tirzah’s first session we will explore four different styles of Jewish meditation based on ancient Jewish texts and practices.

Friday, April 1
Shabbat Potluck and Kabbalat Shabbat Services – “Cutting Edge Judaism: Reb Zalman and a Judaism for a New Era”
6:00 p.m. Dinner, 7:15 p.m. Service – At the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive (Landmark Auditorium) Rabbi Tirzah will lead the service and speak about Reb Zalman’s revolutionary ideas, leading prayers in the style he developed.

Saturday, April 2
Shabbat Morning Services with a Dvar Torah by Rabbi Tirzah
9:30 a.m. Services – At the First Unitarian Society (Landmark Auditorium)

Potluck Lunch and Study Session with Rabbi Tirzah
12:00 p.m. – At the First Unitarian Society (Landmark Auditorium)
Rabbi Tirzah will lead a text study on Aish Zara (the strange fire that Aaron’s sons brought before Adonai)

Havdalah and Dessert: Teaching Tales from our Mystical Tradition
6:30-8:30 p.m. – At the First Unitarian Society (Gaebler living room; please use Gaebler entrance)
At Rabbi Tirzah’s last session she will lead Havdalah and tell Hassidic stories. This event is family friendly. Please eat dinner ahead of time and bring a dessert to share.

Please note: Saturday night only we cannot use the parking lot at the First Unitarian Society and have been asked not to use parking spots on the street. Please park at 800 University Bay Drive on the first level of the UW Health Building garage and walk up the stairs into the FUS parking lot. Also, please do not walk through other programs in session.