ShabAM! Shabbat Morning Movement

Top Pick Next Event: March 21, 2020 Cambridge $5.00 - $15.00
(Photo: Austin Schmid/Unsplash)
(Photo: Austin Schmid/Unsplash)

Are you ready to experience Shabbat morning in a whole new way? Join us for ShabAM!, Asiyah’s latest Shabbat morning experiment, based on conscious dance and movement meditation practices. Guided by Rabbi David Curiel and dance/movement facilitator Joel Stanley, we’ll explore the Shabbat morning prayer journey through the wisdom of the weekly Torah portion and the wisdom of our bodies in order to connect with ourselves, each other and Shabbat.

Our time will be light on words and heavy on movement, so dress comfortably. There are no set steps and no dance experience is required; all bodies are welcome. We’ll begin with 20-30 minutes of welcome, warm-up and intention-setting and end with a 10-minute closing circle, including a Torah teaching, to seal in our experience. We’ll wrap it all up with a potluck Shabbat lunch.

Please note that the movement practice will feature recorded, amplified music.

Potluck Details

Please bring a veggie dish to share with six to eight people, with a label describing the dish’s ingredients. If you bring cheese, please make sure it uses vegetarian rennet. We’ll provide challah and kiddush grape juice. Feel free to bring additional beverages. Please note that alcohol is not permitted in the space.

Location Details

We’ll gather in the Nelson Mandela Room at the Democracy Center, located in Harvard Square, a short walk from the T stop. Street parking is available.

Accessibility Info

The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible, with no accessible bathroom on site. The Nelson Mandela Room, where ShabAM! will be held, is accessible, but the library is not. Wheelchair users are welcome to use the accessible restroom at Daedalus. To reach that bathroom, exit the ramp and turn left on Bow Street; at the next building (Daedalus), use their accessible entrance and their restroom will be on the right.

Find more information here, and contact or 617-492-8855 if further accessibility info is needed.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Democracy Center
45 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138
$5.00 Asiyah co-creator (member)
$10.00 Student/modest income
$15.00 General admission

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