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Temple Beth Zion Brookline MA
1566 Beacon St, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
RAISE YOUR VOICES, move your bodies, catch your breathe and gather strength as we create a circle of sound to welcome Shabbat.
Co-sponsored by Moishe Kavod House Boston!
Following the service we will gather together for a COMMUNITY POTLUCK DINNER and then more singing. Please bring dairy or parve food to share, serving utensils and an ingredients labeled. You are welcome to bring also wine (no hechsher needed) to share. Selzer and paper goods provided.
If you would like to be a part of a carpool or could offer a ride, please check out this CARPOOL COORDINATION SYSTEM:
If you would like to LISTEN TO SOME OF THE MUSIC we will be singing together this Shabbat, you can find it here:
Tracks 1, 2, and 4:
Tracks 1, 2, and 8:
— Below are our Invitations/Intentions in building this prayer space:
FEEL FREE: In this prayer space you are invited to bring and engage your whole self, to let go a bit and feel a bit freer, in whatever way feels right to you. You can dance and jump, cry and laugh, or sit in silence and stillness. All are welcome, All is welcome.
EMBRACE SILENCE: We allow for silence at the end of each song/chant/prayer for the sound and the prayer to settle, reverberate, and deepen in us.
LESS IS MORE: The Rambam (Maimonides, a 12 c. Jewish sage) says: “It is better to do a few [words of prayer] with kavanah (intention/great feeling), than many [words of prayer] without kavanah. Said another way: “less is more.” This is a guiding principle behind our prayer here. We are reducing the number of words, so that the words we do say can truly be encountered and authentically move through us.
PRAYER AS PRACTICE: We dedicate our prayer practice for our own nourishment as a space for sacred pause, a moment to be present and connected. We intend our practice to cultivate joy and compassion, that it may flow out through us and extend out to benefit all beings, everywhere.