Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Save the Date

Labor on the Bima - Sat. Aug 28

(the week **before** Labor day)

Details coming soon...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fri. night Zoo Minyan - July 30th

Pop quiz -

What happens on the Shabbat following TLS (Tikkun Leil Shabbat) with instruments?

Fri. night Zoo Minyan, of course!

(Did you know that's our usual schedule?)

So, it's been a while since we've had Shabbos together - hope you can come...

***** Next week - Fri. July 30th *****

We'll have spirited songful Davening and delicious dinner (catered entrees from Sienna's). We'll be in Woodley Park, at the home of Deborah & Shalom Flank. We're seeking davenning leaders, and there's always room for davenning treats, special niggunim, etc., just write back to Fridays@ZooMinyan.org to volunteer.

Please make a
donation toward dinner and/or bring a potluck contribution (veggie/dairy) -- details below.

The Details:
Next Friday night, July 30
Shmoozing plus set-up: 6:30pm
Rockin' Kabbalat Shabbat -- 7:00pm sharp!
Followed by Ma'ariv, dinner, singing, drashing, more shmoozing....

At the home of Deborah and Shalom Flank

For directions, check your Zoo mail, or email info@ZooMinyan.org.

ABOUT DINNER (it's not just a pot-luck!)

We will have main courses from Siena's! Kosher, lots of dairy plus at least one non-dairy option, all veggie, and all yummy! Vegetable lasagna, eggplant parmesan -- send in your requests

For shabbat dinner, the community provides some hearty entrees. You can:
  1. Contribute to the kitty to help pay for the entree AND / OR
  2. Bring a side dish, salad, or desert as a dairy / veggie pot-luck contribution.

Don't worry about whether your kitchen is kosher (or “kosher enough”), everyone gets to contribute. But please be prepared to explain what's in your dish, to help people avoid allergy or kashrut issues.

If you're worried about whether you'll be able to eat at Zoo Minyan, there is always a critical mass of pot-luck contributions with a heksher or cooked in someone's heksher-only kitchen. There are always hekshered challot and grape juice, plus the entree is hekshered. And you'll get to know people as you ask who brought which dish.

Questions? Ideas? Want to help? Need the address or directions? Write back to Fridays@ZooMinyan.org.

Shabbos is coming!


For more FRIDAY NIGHT INFO, get all the details here. And for upcoming Friday night dates & Shabbat Morning dates, check the Zoo Minyan Google calendar (yep, it's there, just to your left, top of the page) as updates unfold.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Thank you

Thank you to our T-shirt sponsor donor - we appreciate your stepping forward to support Zoo Minyan's continued participation and visibility.

Todah Rabah!

Scholarship Funds Still Available /NHC Summer Institute

(message from National Havurah Committee)

Scholarship Funds Still Available

Join hundreds of other participants from across North America in creating a joyful grassroots community August 2-8, 2010 at Franklin Pierce University's beautiful Rindge, New Hampshire campus. Request a scholarship grant when you register online.

Please click here to register now.

NHC Summer Institute - Work-study

(message from National Havurah Committee)

Work-study Position Available

A work-study position has recently become available for the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute 2010. The participant can attend the Institute for $400 plus NHC dues, and participate fully in the rest of the program in exchange for driving a 10 foot panel truck to and from Institute from Philadelphia. The driver must be able to leave Thursday, July 29th from Philadelphia and will return Sunday, August 8th.

To apply for the truck driver position call the Institute office (215-248-1335) or email institute@havurah.org.