January 27, 2015   7 Sh'vat 5775
Congregation Emanu-El Spokane Washington 
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Welcome!  Congregation Emanu-El is a Reform Jewish community serving the Inland Northwest. Our mission is to provide a welcoming and inclusive Jewish community that is committed to learning about and celebrating the spirituality and history of Judaism. We invite you to browse our website, attend an event, or contact us for further information.

Upcoming Services and Events  
Jan. 10 Monthly Family Shabbat Celebration and Religious School - 9:30 AM at the UUC. Celebrate Shabbat with services as well as Torah study and education classes for kids and adults. Please bring a dish for the dairy/vegetarian potluck luncheon following services. Babysitting is provided.
Jan. 16 Erev Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Tamar at the UUC. 7:00 PM.
Jan. 18 Board Meeting - 3:00 PM at Forza on the South Hill
Jan. 22 Adult education class - 6:00 PM. See details below.
Jan. 23 Movie night - 6:30 PM at Faith Hayflich's house. Novia que te vea (Like a Bride) is a movie about the coming of age and friendship between an Ashkenazi and Sephardic girl in Mexico City. It deals with questions of gender roles and assimilation. It is also notable because of its inclusion of Ladino, Yiddish, and Hebrew, in addition to the Spanish (there are subtitles). Please check the membership roster for Faith's address or email her for directions.
Jan. 25 Congregational Meeting - Please mark your calendars to attend this special congregational meeting. There will be a lunch at 12:15, followed by the meeting at 1 PM. A more detailed agenda & location will be emailed to members. Your input is important, so we look forward to seeing you there!
Jan. 25 Religious Education classes - 10:00-11:30 in the classrooms at TBS.
Jan. 28 Shabbat music jam session - 7:30 PM (see details below)
Jan. 29 Adult education class - 6:00 PM. See details below.
Jan. 30 Family Musical Erev Shabbat - 6-7 PM. Joint service with TBS led by Rabbi Tamar. Please bring your open hearts and full voices to join in a special TBS and CEE Shabbat Shirah service. The service will be accompanied by musicians from both congregations and we will pray entirely with singing. If you would like to learn a few new melodies and practice some familiar ones in advance of the service, join us for a Shabbat music jam session on Wednesday evening, January 28th at 7:30pm at TBS. Even if you don't consider yourself musical, come to enjoy an uplifting service where we will, in the words of Psalm 100, "Worship God with joy, come before the Divine with song."

Winter adult education classes - BE INSPIRED: SKILLS FOR LEADING PRAYER - 6 classes on Jan. 22 & 29 and Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26. We will discuss the meaning and skills required to serve as prayer leader, known in Hebrew as a shaliach tsibbur (an emissary of the community), as well as practice the specific texts and melodies for the traditional Shacharit service for Shabbat morning. Those who are already able to decode Hebrew will get the most out of this class.

A complete schedule for 2014-2015 can be found here. Please keep in mind that this is a working document and is subject to change. Check this webpage or your email for current information on services and events.
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Services are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church (Thoreau Room), 4340 West Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, WA, unless otherwise indicated.

CALL 509-835-5050 (message)
or EMAIL info@spokaneemanu-el.org


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