Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mishkan at Zoo Minyan - Feb 20

Where is *your* Mishkan?

T'ruma is about people bringing voluntary offerings to build the Mishkan. As we wandered in the desert, some contributions toward becoming a single community were standard -- every person or every tribe brought exactly the same thing, in recognition of what was shared by the whole community.  But others were voluntary, in recognition of the uniqueness of the individual, and the need to combine those qualities harmoniously in order to achieve something truly lasting.

Let Zoo Minyan be your holy gathering place next week. And bring your spiritual and material contributions too.

Sign up for some leyning if you can. Volunteer to lead something for davenning, or offer to add something to enrich our kavannah (we call them davenning treats, i.e. creative tidbits, not actual food ;) Schlep a sefer torah, or bring some Zoo Minyan veggies. Write back to and be a supporting pole in the dessert tent!

*** Note for any of you long-timers, we'll have special visitors - Jeff Dorfman & family, here from South Africa. ***


We'll be gathering for davenning, lunch, shmoozing, singing, etc., next Saturday in Woodley Park (within walking distance of the Zoo, as is Zoo Minyan custom) at Deborah and Shalom's house.

For Leyning there are both short & medium aliyot this time...use self-service leyning spreadsheet, or email

The Details:

Zoo Minyan
Saturday, Parshat T'ruma, 20 Feb.
10am sharp, with a rousing Psukei d'Zimrah
Pot-luck dairy/veggie lunch -- main courses especially appreciated

At the home of Deborah Hittleman Flank and Shalom Flank. For directions, check your Zoo mail, or email

Shabbat Shalom

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