Invite: Jewish Christmas Eve- Chinese food and a movie

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WIJC invites you to partake in the traditional Jewish custom of spending Christmas Eve in community with Chinese food and a film.

Catch up with friends and neighbors, welcome new Jewish residents to Whidbey, and celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.

Reservations will be made at China City, in Freeland, for 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, followed by a 7:30 showing of J.K. Rowlings’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (rated PG-13) at The Clyde Theater in Langley.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please send your RSVP to allan@whidbey.net or leave a comment letting us know you will be joining.

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Shabbat Shalom

Shabbat shalom.
Today is the 26th of Iyyar, 5776, and the 41st day of counting the Omer. The parsha is Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34).

Candle lighting times on Whidbey Island are at 8:05 for shabbat and 9:13 for havdalah.

Announcements from community members:

Are you, or someone you know, skilled in Israeli folkdancing?

Avi Rostov, from Click Music, is interested in getting an Israeli Dance class started in Oak Harbor, and is seeking an instructor. If you’re able to teach islanders how to dance the hora, debka,and machol, please contact Avi at Click Music.   http://clickmusic.biz/

 

Shabbat with Rabbi Ted Falcon :Blessing as a Path to Awakening

7 PM, Friday, June 10, Whidbey Unitarian Universalist
20103 WA Hwy 525, Freeland, WA
Opening the gates of the heart through teaching, song, chanting, silence, and meditation. Music by Stephen Merritt, Jenny and Jack Heutmaker.

Made possible by your free will contributions.20103 WA Hwy 525, Freeland, WA

For more information, or questions, please visit http://www.rabbitedfalcon.com/

Reminders:

June 5th is Yom Yerushalayim

June 7th is Rosh Chodesh Sivan

Shauvot is June 12th and 13th.

Passover Seder

WIJC will be holding a community Passover Seder on Friday, April 29th at 5:30 p.m at Unity of Whidbey in Langley (5671 Crawford Road, corner of SR 525).

Please plan to bring a dish and/or beverage to share along with a place setting (extras will be available in case anyone forgets) along with any ritual items you’d like to bring (either food or for the table).

As many in our community observe dietary restrictions (in addition to Passover kosher), labeling dishes with ingredients is greatly appreciated.

Please let us know if you’re planning on coming by sending a RSVP to wijc@whidbey.com or by leaving a comment.

Plan to arrive at 5:30, the intention is to begin the Seder at 6:00.

If you need a ride, please let us know in your RSVP so we can check if a community member in the area can provide transportation.

 

 

Shabbat shalom

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Shabbat Shalom,

Today is the 22nd of Adar II, 5776, and the parsha is Shmini (Leviticus 9:1-11:47).
Candle lighting times are at 7:22 for Shabbat and at 8:32 for havdalah.

Community news:

Rabbi Ted Falcon will be conducting Shabbat Service tonight, at 7 pm, at Unity in Langley.

Details at http://myemail.constantcontact.com/April-1-on-Whidbey–Opening-to-the-Love-that-Heals.html?soid=1101309807937&aid=mq9awrT8rhU

 

Hebrew Chat group starts next Friday, April 8th.

 

Hebrew Chat will meet on Fridays 2pm – 3pm from April 8 – June 10

Venue: NWLA Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Road, Langley, WA 98260

Attendance is free of charge, donations encouraged.

The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Hebrew Chat will meet once a week for 1 hour. Participation is free of charge, donations are encouraged.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Ellis, M.A.T., PhD
Program Manager, NWLA Language & Cultural Center

maria.ellis@nwlacc.org 360.321.2101

Reminder: Passover begins at sundown on April 22nd. WIJC will be holding a community seder (details to be announced) and is in need of a few volunteers to help organize and host. If you’re interested in helping put together this event, please leave a comment below or send an email.

Shabbat shalom and annoucements

Today is Shushan Purim and the 15th of Adar II, 5776.The parsha is Tzav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36).

Candle lighting times on island are at 7:12 for Shabbat and 8:22 for Havdalah.

Community announcements:

Next Friday, April 1st, Rabbi Ted will be holding Shabbat services, open to all, at Unity of Whidbey. The listing from Rabbi Ted:

 

  • Opening to the Love that Heals: A Love Shabbat
    Friday, April 1, 7:00 pm, Unity of Whidbey

    5671 Crawford Road, Langley (corner of SR 525 Crawford Rd.) with Rabbi Ted Falcon. 

     

    The focus of this next Shabbat gathering will be on the teachings in Torah considered to be the most important by the rabbinic sages. They are the same as the ones called the Great Commandments by Jesus. They point us toward how we can better open our hearts to love of self, love of other, and love of the Divine Presence.
    With musicians Stephen Merritt and Jenny & Jack Heutmaker. Rabbi Red’s Shabbat gatherings welcome all who wish to deepen their spiritual path.

  • http://myemail.constantcontact.com/April-1-on-Whidbey–Opening-to-the-Love-that-Heals.html?soid=1101309807937&aid=mq9awrT8rhU
  • Upcoming Hebrew Chat at NWLA Cultural Center, LangleyHebrew Chat will meet on Fridays 2pm – 3pm from April 8 – June 10Venue: NWLA Cultural Center, 5023 Langley Road, Langley, WA 98260

    Attendance is free of charge, donations encouraged.

    The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Hebrew Chat will meet once a week for 1 hour. Participation is free of charge, donations are encouraged.

    If you have any questions, please contact Maria Ellis, M.A.T., PhD
    Program Manager, NWLA Language & Cultural Center

    maria.ellis@nwlacc.org 360.321.2101

    And a reminder that the Democratic Caucus is tomorrow, March 26th. 

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    “A ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is first consulted” (Babylonian Talmud Berachot 55a).

     

    Caucus locations on Whidbey:

    North Whidbey and Oak Harbor – North Whidbey Middle School

    Coupeville and Central Whidbey – Coupeville High School

    South Whidbey – South Whidbey High School

    The Caucus will begin at 10:00 am. You can register in advance, but plan to arrive an hour early.

    https://www.demcaucus.com/register

    http://www.wa-democrats.org/…/2016%20Precinct%20Caucuses%20…

 

Shabbat Shalom

 

Today is the 24th of Adar I, 5776.

The parsha for this week is Vayakhel (Exodus 31:1-38:20).

It is Shabbat Shekalim (Shabbath of Shekels).

Candle lighting times, on island, are at 5:42 for Shabbat and 6:52 for Havdalah.

 

Upcoming Hebrew chat at NWLA Cultural Center

WIJC is pleased to share the following announcement, received from the Northwest Language & Cultural Center in Langley:

Hebrew Chat at NWLA Cultural Center, Langley

Please indicate your interest in participating in weekly Hebrew conversation group that starts at NWLA the week of April 11 and runs through mid June.

The group is facilitated by an experienced educator who has lived in Israel, and is passionate about Hebrew language and cultural traditions. Hebrew Chat will meet once a week for 1 hour. Participation is free of charge, donations are encouraged.

To indicate your interest please contact NWLA 360-321-2101 or info@nwlacc.org. Please let us know what day of the week and time work best for you, so that we could accommodate more participants.

Thanks again,

Maria Ellis, M.A.T., PhD

Program Manager, NWLA Language & Cultural Center
5023 Langley Rd, Langley, WA 98260

360-321-2101

maria.ellis@nwlacc.org

www.nwlacc.org