Kadima Reconstructionist Community is building a progressive community of inclusion, social justice, and Jewish tradition for Jews and our allies. Committed to racial, economic and gender justice, we bridge spirituality and social justice through Shabbat and holiday celebration, inter-generational learning, and solidarity work with #blacklivesmatter, immigration justice organizations, and movements to end the Israeli occupation.
All events occur at Kadima, 832 32nd Ave (Inside Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church) , Seattle, WA 98122, unless otherwise noted.
Friday, April 12
10am - 2pm, Usher and Greeter Training for SAFE WA. Learn more or sign up here. @Herzl-Ner Tamid, Mercer Is
12pm - 1pm, Pre-Passover Lunch and Learn w/ Rabbi David, Marion Court Food Court (meet at outside tables), 823 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 Before Passover comes this year, refresh your learning and attention to the story of the Exodus. Dig into the idea of "hardening of the heart" made famous in this story. Go into Passover this year with new ideas, connection to others wrestling with this story, and a fresh material for your seder.
6:30pm - 9pm, Shabbat Service & Dinner Artist Reception. We welcome the photo exhibit "Israel / Palestine: An Act of Seeing" by Kadima member Mocha Jean Herrup into the Madrona Commons. Their photos will adorn our space for the month of April and May to accompany a focus on engagement with Israel and Palestine. We welcome all to come and see the exhibit, learn, and engage.
Saturday, April 13
10am - 12pm, Traditional Shabbat Morning Service, We will daven using the Reconstructionist Kol HaNeshama Siddur with a full triennial Torah reading and haftarah. Lots of singing, lots of Hebrew, lots of fun--and you don't have to know Hebrew to join in. Do you want to lead, leyn, or share a dvar Torah? Add your name to our planning spreadsheet.
Friday, April 19
Evening, Home-Hosted Seders, community-members' homes, Sign up to host or be hosted here!
Saturday, April 20
KADIMA SCHOOL ON PASSOVER BREAK
Thursday, April 25
6:30pm - 9pm, As The Sea Splits: A Musical Seder Experience, Hillman City Collaboratory, Join Seattle-based anti-fascist klezmer folk-punk trio, Brivele for a special Passover experience on the 7th night of Passover - the night the Sea of Reeds split and the Israelites found their liberation. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, April 27
7pm - 10pm, La Resistencia 5th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser, Southside Commons. Come help us celebrate La Resistencia's five years of close partnership between undocumented activists inside and outside the Northwest Detention Center, five years of uncompromising abolitionist vision and fierce community resistance. Speakers! Dance Party! Pupusas! Cake Auction! Buy tickets now!
Saturday, May 4
9:30am - 10am, Cafe Kadima
10am - 12pm, Shabbat Morning (Shacharit) Service with Torah reading, Join Kadima for a Shabbat morning service every first Saturday, including Torah reading, followed by a potluck lunch, where RSVP is appreciated and donations are welcome. Come at 9:30 am for nosh and coffee at Cafe Kadima!
July 8 - 12
9:30am - 3:30pm, Middle East Peace Camp 2019. Theme: Travel. Join us as we imagine our own Silk Road as our week-long children's day camp focuses on travel, ancient and modern! Click here for more information or to register.
Middle East Peace Camp Family Camp, details TBA