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.
Voices Across the Divide
Documentary Screening with Alice Rothchild
Kadima, 832 32nd Ave, 98122
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 - 9 pm
Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Interviews with Palestinians in the US are woven together with historical photos and footage to create an intimate picture of one of the most complex conflicts of our time. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, the film follows her personal journey as she begins to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.
Kadima: The Force Awakens
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 5 - 9:30 pm
Lakewood Seward Park Community Center
4916 S Angeline Street
Free Babysitting provided at Kadima
832 32nd Ave, 4 - 10pm
Kadima: The Force Awakens Auction is right around the corner, and we need your help! This (Fun)draiser is our biggest event of the year, and with your help we will be able to continue expanding our reach into Social Justice actions, more varied community programming, and expanding our Jewish educational offerings. (For a look at our 2016-17 budget breakdown, click HERE.)
Can't make it to the Auction? Consider making a tax deductible donation to help us reach our goal of $15,000. Donate HERE.
Can you be a part of the Force Awakening? Purchase a ticket and come have fun with the Kadima community! Tickets are going fast, but we would love to see as many of our members as possible. Enjoy a tasty meal provided by Seasoned in Seattle Catering, live music by the Firebird Sax Ensemble, a silent and live auction full of lots of great items, a wine bar, and a Faces of the Moon photo booth complete with Star Wars themed Polaroids.
Why not have a fun night out?
The Pesach season is a great time for the Kadima community to offer each other the hospitality of shared family gatherings on Shabbat and Pesach.
Kadima is growing! We now have 220 members! Our community Shabbat gatherings and community Seder are huge success stories. Now let’s extend Kadima into our homes. Jews have celebrated Shabbat and Pesach in their homes since the destruction of the Temple! We hope that family Shabbats and family Seders will help each of us reach out to the wider community who may want to join with us to celebrate Jewish traditions of inclusion.
Barbara Schwartz needs to find out who wants to host and who wants to be a guest. Once we know that, we will provide each host with a list of potential guests, taking into account travel and transportation issues, food preferences and restrictions, and the needs of children and young adults.
Sign Up as a host or guest by contacting Barbi Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org - 206-325-3955.
Host: Tell us if you would like to host a Passover Seder. Tell us whether you want to be a Shabbat host.
Guest: Indicate Seder (and night if specific), Shabbat or both. Tell us how many you are, including adults and children
Feel Free to sign up as both!
Faces of the Moon
Kadima Community Shabbat
Kadima, 832 32nd Ave, 98122
Saturday, April 29, 9 - 11 am
Join us for Shabbat morning with Kadima from 9-11:30am! Our community shabbat model serves young and less young with singing, learning, prayer, and discussion. Potluck lunch to follow.
9-9:30am - Intergenerational Sanctuary
9:30-10:30am - Music & Movement with Michal (Team Nitzotz)
-Teams Tal, Geshem, Shemesh, Keshet, Ra'am - Kadima School
-Adults - Shabbat Morning Service
11-11:15am - Healing and Mourning Service
11:15am - Oneg & Potluck Lunch
All ages, backgrounds, relationships with Judaism and Jewishness. We are an affirming and welcoming community proud of LGBTQ leadership and participants, anti-racist in learning and practice, and use our positions in society to fight all oppression particularly in the US and Israel.
Disturbing the Peace:
Film Screening and Discussion
Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Tuesday, May 2, 6:20 - 9 pm
Kavana has invited Kadima to join them for this engaging evening that will include dinner, the film screening, and post-film discussion for the very reasonable price of $20/person.
In a world torn by conflict, in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned, an energy of determined optimism emerges. The award-winning documentary film Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants -- Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison -- who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say "enough." The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace.
Pacific Northwest Community Shabbaton
Camp Solomon Schecter near Olympia, WA
May 5 - 7, 2017
A stimulating and fun-filled Shabbaton with programs for all ages! Celebrate Shabbat in a beautiful natural setting with members of the 5 Pacific Northwest Reconstructionist Congregations. There will be communal meals, Shabbat services, and communal study. Joel Heckler will teach on the power of Kabbaluh in Jewish tradition, and Elsie Stern on evolving beliefs about God, Torah, and Israel. Enjoy singing, dancing, nature programs, campfires, and more!
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.