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May 31, 4-8PM
In celebration of Shavuot, Congregation Beth Evergreen invites you to join in a community gathering from 4 to 8 p.m.Wednesday, May 31. The event will include healthy snacks and a homemade cheesecake bakeoff. Please bring your cheesecake by 5 p.m.
Schedule of events:
4 p.m. Outdoor planting, painting and yoga for all ages. Allan Werthan, yoga teacher
5 p.m. Kabbalah with Rabbi Jamie
6 p.m. Tai chi
7 p.m. Meditation, facilitated by Heidi Saltzman
8 p.m. Shavuot/Havdalah service
Shavuot is the Jewish festival marking the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, and is traditionally a time to study and learn together as a community. This free event is co-sponsored by the Spiritual Life and Adult Education committees.
You may be familiar with the origin of the Vulcan salute, or you may be aware that Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner were Jewish, but did you know that the Jewishness of Star Trek runs much deeper? Join Elizabeth Moore for an entertaining but informative look at the Star Trek universe, including:
- A look at Nimoy’s Jewish life both before and after Star Trek
- The Jewish influence that Shatner and Nimoy had on the writing of the original series
- An in-depth look of the Jewishness of Vulcans in general and Spock in particular
- A teasing of what Star Trek characters might be literal Jews
- An overview of other Jewish actors who have worked on Star Trek, as well as significant Jewish producers and writers who have influenced the franchise
- A look at other alien cultures with Jewish elements
Elizabeth is not a Jew, but she plays one at CBE. She has been a rabid fan of all things Star Trek since she was ten years old. She’s attended many conventions and met several of the principal actors from both the original series and The Next Generation. She knows phrases in Romulan and Vulcan, and was at one point fluent enough in Klingon to translate passages of Mormon scripture.
Join us for our annual camping trip at Turquoise Lake in Leadville! With trails for hiking, biking, running, and nature walks, it’s sure to be fantastic event. Rabbi Jamie will be joining us Saturday evening for a Havdallah service, and there will be plenty of singing and s’mores as well. While originally conceived as a Family Chavurah activity, we would like to invite the whole CBE community to come and join us.