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, August 10
5:30 - 8pm, Summer Shabbat Potluck and Singing, @ Madrona Beach Park. Join us for an informal shabbat dinner at the lake! Community building, play, and enjoying shabbat. At 6pm we will move into shabbat with candle lighting, kiddush and motzi and a vegetarian potluck shabbat dinner and play.
Sunday, August 12
1:30 - 4pm, Solidarity Day at NW Detention Center (1623 E J St, Tacoma). Last week, over 170 people detained at NWDC went on hunger strike to show solidarity with immigrant parents separated from their children at the border and to draw attention to the abysmal conditions under which they're being held. During the most recent hunger strike, as always, we worked to amplify the voices of people in detention and pressured GEO to fulfill their demands. On August 12, we'll be back at NWDC for our monthly solidarity day - showing folks inside and their loved ones outside that we're with them until the system crumbles.
Tuesday, August 14
6 - 8pm, Welcoming the Season of Forgiveness
During the Hebrew month of Elul, prepare for the possibility of forgiveness and renewal. Learn and discuss teachings from Jewish traditions on giving others the opportunity to seek our forgiveness. We will pray mincha (afternoon service) 6-6:30pm and then learn together from 6:30-8pm closing with a shofar blast.
August 17 - September 28
Fridays, 9:30 - 10am, Weekly Teshuva Spiritual Phone Check-In
Join Rabbi David weekly for this 7 week cycle from Rosh Chodesh Elul through Sukkot to have accountability in the season of forgiveness. Join once or weekly as Rabbi David will set a topic each week on the theme of teshuva/repentance giving each participant a chance to reflect and share on the call. Call in weekly (or once, or anywhere in between) at (513) 386-0000; 578773#
Sunday, September 9
5:30 - 7 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah New Year's Dinner Potluck (meat, fish, and vegetarian/vegan - no dairy)
7 - 9 pm Erev Rosh Hashanah services
Monday, September 10
9:45 am, Rosh Hashanah services including Torah service.
12:45 - 2pm Food Pun Potluck Lunch (dairy and vegetarian/vegan - no meat, fish okay)
Please bring a bowl and utensils as needed to cut down on our dish-doing. We will provide a limited number of compostable plates and cutlery.
3 - 4pm, Tashlich at Madrona Park Beach
We will meet at Madrona Park by the Parking Lot. Option to walk from Kadima at 2:30pm or to meet at the beach at 3pm. We will cast stones into the Lake and consider the ways we can offer forgiveness this season - to ourselves and others.
Tuesday, September 18
7:30 - 9:30pm, Kol Nidre services @ Kadima
Wednesday, September 19
Yom Kippur Day
9:45 AM doors open, 10 am - 1 pm Yom Kippur Morning Services including Torah service. Childcare provided during this service at no charge.
Join us through the day for Yizkor, Neilah, Break-Fast, and more!
Saturday, September 29
10am - 1pm, Sukkot/Simchat Torah Celebration & Potluck Lunch
Celebrate Sukkot and Simchat Torah with a special Kadima morning service filled mostly of song, dancing with the torah, and completely unrolling the torah.