We welcome Shabbat (Sabbath) and celebrate Havdalah (the end of Shabbat and beginning of the next week) by gathering at members’ homes for a special potluck dinner. First, we join in a brief service to reflect on the week that has passed and the week that is to come. We celebrate with traditional symbols. On Friday night, we welcome Shabbat with candle lighting, wine, and challah. We celebrate the end of Shabbat with the braided havdalah candle, wine, and fragrant spices. These celebrations are consistent with Humanistic Judaism principles.
The hosts prepare the main dish, and guests each bring a dish to share.
These intimate settings allow everyone to get to know each other better and engage in more personal discussions. This is a wonderful opportunity for prospective and new members to learn about Or Adam and the beliefs and practices of Humanistic Judaism.
The dinners are open to all Or Adam members and to non-members who have attended any Or Adam public event (e.g., a regularly scheduled Shabbat celebration). For information, please contact Jan: firstname.lastname@example.org.