Ben Newman Make way for Shtiebel!
Tonight - on the cusp of the last Shabbat and the New Jewish year- we launched Shtiebel, Ben's dream now shared. Shtiebel means "little room" and is the coming together of local like-minded folks who want to experience Judaism for the heart-mind-soul-body and who are passionate about tikkun Olam, repairing the world.
There were widespread offerings -from poetry to politics to embodied visioning - great food, and the music was uplifting and intense (Thank you Ben and Caleb Flood Goldstick!)
We had a surprise visit and prophetic poem from our dear friend R Mike Rothbaum who reminded us that 'Aleinu- it's on us, it's always been on us' It's time for a new and changed world and it's up to each of us to make it so. I had no idea Mike was even in town!
I am reminded again after a lovely morning at Romemu and an evening with our nascent local community, that there is great power and deep joy in the building of community.
The sprouts of our new beginnings are breaking ground and I am deeply thankful for this affirming moment!
if you are a dreamer, come in....