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.
Thursday, January 17
7pm - 9pm, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha - Care Work, In their new collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and disability justice activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all. @ Third Place Books, Seward Park
Saturday, January 19 - Sunday, January 20
Womxn's March, We stand united against anti-Semitism and transphobia and FOR Seattle's marginalized communities!
Limmud, A global movement of independent, volunteer-run Jewish learning events. Several Kadima members are presenting and teaching classes! @ Bellevue College
Saturday, January 19
9:30am - 10am, Cafe Kadima
10am - 12pm Chugim 1st Session! Sign Up Now
11am - 12pm Digging Deeper: Disability Justice Text Study, What is Disability Justice? Is it just for disabled people? Who is "disabled" anyway? We will examine together the "Accessible Davening Requirements" recommendation brought forward by Kadima's Disability Justice Committee and discuss why disability justice matters to the whole community.
10am - 11am, Empowered Judaism: Transparent Budgeting. What does a holistic transparent budget exercise look like, for a community like Kadima? Come talk with us and find out. We are working through the complicated issues around money, class, and liberation through a Jewish lens.
Sunday, January 20
12pm - 3pm, Womxn's March HUB: Northwest Detention Center, Join NWDC Resistance for a Teach-In on Sunday, to learn why people risked their lives to join the migrant caravan, what detention conditions are like at the Detention Center, and what you can do to help!
3pm - 5pm, Womxn's March HUB: Plymouth Congregational Church: Jewish Feminism and Social Justice Teachings, Presented by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg, our own Rabbi David Basior, and Rabbi Callie Schulman
Sundown, HAPPY TU B'SHEVAT! The New Year for trees
Monday, January 21
6pm - 8pm, Building Community Potluck, Liberation UCC, Madrona Grace Presbyterian, and Kadima will join together for a community building dinner. To ensure a good experience for all, we are attempting to bring out - and limiting this particular event - to 10 individuals from each of our three communities. @ Kadima
Thursday, January 24
11am - 1pm, Israel/Palestine Real Talk w/ Activist Jeff Halper, informal conversation in the Madrona Grace Commons Room with visiting Israeli activist Jeff Halper. The focus will be on current developments and trends in Israel/Palestine that affect the search for justice and peace. Bagels, schmear,* and drinks will be provided. BYOLunch is welcome, as well.
Saturday, January 26
10am - 12:30pm, Bar Mitzvah of Ben Oron, Services start at 10 AM, followed by a Kiddush luncheon. If you haven't already RSVP'ed directly and plan to arrive, please email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 20th.
Sunday, January 27
2pm - 4pm, Holocaust Memorial Day & Human Rights Awareness, Akiva Kenny Segan is leading an all-ages program. Please bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation for Jewish Family Service food bank.
Tuesday, January 29
6:30pm - 9:00pm, Gaymara 1st Session, Kadima’s (queer AF) Talmud class is going to be looking at the differences between how the rabbis argue in Bavel (Babylonia) vs. Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel). Register here.
February 1 - 3
Seattle Yiddish Fest! 3 days of jams, concerts, and workshops in Yiddish song, dance and klezmer music. Register now!
Saturday, February 2
9:30am - 10am, Cafe Kadima
10am - 12pm, Shabbat Morning Services
12pm - 1pm, Shabbat Lunch (open to all)
1pm - 3pm, Kadima Structures Working Group meeting
Saturday, February 9
10am - 12pm, Traditional Shabbat Morning Service, We will daven using the Reconstructionist Kol HaNeshama Siddur with a full triennial Torah reading and haftarah. @ Kadima