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Eliana Light Shabbaton, October 12 - 14, 2018

Eliana Light is an award winning songwriter and educator who empowers people to make Judaism their own through song, experiential education, and prayer. 

She has put out two albums of original Jewish music, A New Light and Eliana Sings (About Jewish Things!), and travels the country providing artist-in-residence weekends, teaching at conferences, and consulting with synagogues to create intentional, meaningful prayer experiences for adults and children alike.

She is also the founder of The G!D Project, an educational initiative focused on accessible, meaningful conversations about G!D and spirituality through ritual, text, and creativity. Eliana received her Masters in Jewish Experiential Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2016, and is based in New York City.

Events

Friday, October 12

10:30 a.m. - Adult Torah Class
The Avraham and Sarah Story - The G!D Project will challenge and expand our understanding of the Divine and provide a space for exploring issues of belief. In this interactive Torah study, we will wrestle with the Divine's role in the story of our patriarch and matriarch.

4:45 p.m. - Yedidim Shabbat for Young Families
A joyous Shabbat experience awaits your whole family at TBA this month. Eliana Light will lead us in song and prayer - with a story and craft thrown in for extra Shabbat fun. Dinner provided.

Register to attend here

8:00 p.m. - Shabbat Evening Services
Eliana leads us with special melodies and a guided exploration through the prayers of the Friday night service, bringing our voices together with some drumming. This service will be songful, soulful, spiritual, and traditional.
Listen and watch the melodies and songs Eliana will use!

 

Saturday, October 13

10:00 a.m. - Family Shabbat Morning Service in the Chapel
Eliana Light will lead our school families in the morning service. Come prepared to experience t'fillah with fun and meaning. Eliana will lead a family-friendly study of the Noach story. 

12:30 p.m. (approx.) - Lunch and Learn
The idea of a God who destroys the entire world by Flood is theologically problematic today. It was also problematic for the Sages of the Talmud, Midrash, and classic Jewish commentaries. Eliana will engage us in a discussion of the Noach story through the perspective of her G!D Project  which equips people to challenge and expand understandings of the Divine, and to explore issues of belief.

7:00 p.m. - Dessert, Havdalah, and Let the Light Shine Concert
Eliana will entertain and engage us with songs rooted in Jewish texts and holidays, many of her own, and some from other contemporary and traditional Jewish song leaders. This concert is for everyone, young and old! Register here

 

Sunday, October 14

9:30 a.m. - Guest song leader for Sunday School

12:15 p.m. - Sisterhood Paid Up Luncheon
Eliana Light will give a performance to our Sisterhood members.

*The G!D Project

Expanding and challenging understanding of God and providing a space for exploring issues of belief. 

For more information, visit http://elianalight.com/gdproject

Thu, October 18 2018 9 Cheshvan 5779