Shabbat Awake: Embodied Morning Practice

May 18, 2019 Somerville Free 0
(Photo: kazuend/Unsplash)
(Photo: kazuend/Unsplash)

Join us as we wake up to Shabbat! In this edition of our ongoing lab for Shabbat morning practice, musician and Hebrew College rabbinical student Matt Ponak will lead us in embodying the four worlds. Inspired by the structure of the morning Shacharit service, we will journey through the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual parts of our being. Using Qi Gong, singing, guided meditation and shared blessings, we’ll tune into the inner experience of Shabbat. And we’ll follow it up with a festive potluck meal.

Potluck details:

Please bring a veggie dish to share with six to eight people, with a label describing the dish’s ingredients. The space is nut-free. If you bring cheese, please make sure it uses vegetarian rennet. We’ll provide challah and kiddush wine/juice. Feel free to bring additional beverages. There will be a table for hechshered kosher food, so if you’re bringing prepared food, please consider buying kosher products. If you are able, please also bring any necessary serving utensils.


The Kesher Center is right on the Cambridge/Somerville line, less than a 15-minute walk from Porter Square and about 25 minutes from Harvard Square. There’s also plenty of parking. (The best approach is through Bleachery Court.) Go to the back right corner of the parking lot and look for the “Kesher” sign above the white door.


The Kesher Center is ADA accessible, with an elevator and accessible bathroom. There are also gender-neutral bathrooms in the space.


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Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kesher Center
13 Garden Ct
Somerville, MA 02143

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