Kadima Reconstructionist Community builds vibrant, purposeful, learning community 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 and movements to end the Israeli occupation.
Shavuot Learn-Party: Revealing Our Torah In Our World: Our work, Our Community, Our Values
Kadima, 832 32nd Ave
Tuesday, May 30, 6 - 10 pm
6 - 6:30 pm Ritual Culminating the Omer with Rabbi David
7:30 - 8 pm Ritual Dairy Potluck Dinner - please bring an item to share
6:30 - 10 pm Learning Sessions (9 available)
Childcare available - please email Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our work in the world can feel separate from Judaism and Jewishness at times, yet often is inspired by or resonates with Jewish tradition. This Shavuot, we have invited Kadima Community members to teach nine workshops that highlight their work done in the world and how they touch Torah lessons.
All are welcome as we explore the interesting work of our colleagues and notice where our work and Torah meet and where they might be in tension. Celebrate Shavuot learning from one another and have revealed the Torah around which our lives revolve.
Talmud with Isaac Cowhey
Kadima, 832 32nd Ave
June 13th - July 25th (no class July 4th), 6:30 - 9 pm
To Register - email: email@example.com
Talmud isn’t about the nitty gritty of law, it’s about the question of how we shape our values, how we relate to other people, and how we as Jews engage and transform tradition. It offers us a roadmap of how to survive and rebuild in the face of unspeakable destruction. It's never been more timely. As an added bonus, learning Talmud takes up your entire brain in the best way possible, and for a lot of people it acts as a centering practice.
We're going to learn b. Bava Batra 7b, about balancing safety and openness. This is a queer approach to Talmud, modeled on SVARA in Chicago. That means it’s taught in the original Hebrew/Aramaic (even if all you know is the aleph-bet!) with a focus on rabbinic interpretation as a tool of radical social innovation.
About this Class:
-You need to commit to coming to at least four of the six classes.
-You do need to know your aleph bet. If you don’t know your aleph bet and want to do this, drop a line and we’ll work it out.
-You’ll get all the tools you need to work your way through it with your chevruta (study partner). You can ask all the questions you want. I promise you that you can do this.
-But I’m not queer: That’s okay, we love you anyway.
About Isaac Cowhey:
I’ve been in love with the early rabbis since the first time I heard a midrash and did a MA at Yale in early post-biblical Jewish literature. I firmly believe that the rabbis created the coolest intellectual playground in the Jewish tradition, made all the more awesome by the fact that they wanted us to keep expanding and remodeling it. Come join me, it’s gonna be sweet.
Madrona Grace Inter-Community Retreat
Soundview Camp, Longbranch, WA
July 7 - 9th, 2017
Madrona Grace, Kadima Community, and Liberation UCC invite you to come away with us for a weekend of "Pursuing Shalom" together! We will have a 100+ acre, forested water-front retreat center to ourselves from dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday. The weekend will include four or five sessions for teaching/discussion/reflection/worship mixed with times for recreation (games, crafts, hiking, canoes, etc) and catered meals. Some accommodations are indoors/heated, and some are rustic, with plenty of space for those who aren't picky. Madrona Grace is subsidizing the event so that the costs are as follows: Friday-Sunday: $85/adult, $40/kid (5-18), FREE under 5. Saturday only: $30/adult, $15/kid (5-18), FREE under 5.
Kadima Shabbat Community Learning Festival
Kadima, 832 32nd Ave
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 9 am - 11:15 am
Kadima School will be hosting a Shabbat Community Learning Festival! Stay tuned as we are still organizing. Details to follow.
Kadima Community Gathering
Kadima, 832 32nd Ave
DATE CHANGE: Saturday, June 17, 2017
10 am - 12:30 pm
Light Lunch provided by the Board.
It’s been an exciting year of growth, social justice work, celebration, education, and relationship-building at Kadima. Thank you for being a part of building this beloved community of ours!
On June 17 we’ll gather to celebrate and take stock of what we’ve done, solicit your ideas for Kadima in the coming years, and kick off our membership drive for the new Kadima year, which begins July 1. Part of our commitment as a growing community is to have full transparency on what it takes to run Kadima. So on June 17 we’ll also have a discussion about our overall budget and our community fundraising opportunities and needs.
Pride Shabbat - From the Fringe to the Fabric:
An Inclusive Community Celebration
Kol HaNeshamah, 6115 SW Hinds St.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
6:15 pm Community Provided Pre-Oneg
7:00 pm Service
8:15 pm Va'ad Certified Light Dinner
Free - but please RSVP: ClaraC@JewishinSeattle.org
For More information:
Kadima, along with Jewish organizations across the Puget Sound area are coming together for this inclusive community celebration of LGBTQ Jews. Pride Shabbat is open to the entire Jewish community, and is a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Jews, with their friends, allies, and families. After the service, everyone is invited to attend a free Shabbat dinner, sponsored by the Jewish Federation and Jewish community partners. An ASL interpreter will be available for the evening.
Middle East Peace Camp for Kids
University of Washington
July 24 - 29th, 2017
The Middle East Peace Camp for Children (MEPC) is a grassroots coalition of Arab and Jewish communities and our friends. Kadima is one of the three co-founders of the MEPC. MEPC is dedicated to embracing our common humanity while empowering youth through education, recreation, and leadership development. The camp takes a multifaceted approach to teaching the values of peacemaking through a focus on conflict resolution and human rights using creative arts, science, music, dance, sports, and language activities. We plant seeds of friendship and fun while emphasizing our commonalities and celebrating our differences! MEPC is a week-long summer day camp.
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