Jan 14: Shabbat Morning Services + Lunch n’ Learn

Sat, Jan 14
9:30am – 2:00pm

@Makom – 402 College St (map)
Free – donations greatly appreciated!
Lunch Registration Required by Fri, Jan 13 at 12noon

Join us for soulful and song-filled Shabbat morning services,followed by a home-cooked Shabbat lunch and stimulating learning!

Please come on time so we can start services strong with a double minyan,* especially for anyone saying kaddish.

Want to read Torah? We still have a few aliyot open. Please email Rabbi Aaron ASAP.

Supervised childcare will be provided in Makom’s playroom during services.

Lunch is FREE; registration’s requiredand donations are greatly appreciated!

Our guest teacher at lunch will be Prof Tanhum Yoreh.

Bal tashḥit, the prohibition against wastefulness, is a fluid concept that shifts over the course of history. We will start by looking at some of the pivotal texts that shaped Jewish approaches to wastefulness and consumption, and conclude with a discussion of the opportunities and challenges to bal tashḥit as an environmental ethic for today and tomorrow.

Tanhum Yoreh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Environment at the University of Toronto. His research focuses religion and environment and faith-based environmentalism. He is the author of Waste Not: A Jewish Environmental Ethic (SUNY Press, 2019).

Covid Precautions

To make services safer for community members who have health concerns, everyone age 5+ must wear a surgical or higher-quality mask (KN-95, KF-94, etc.) throughout services. Children 2-4 can wear any mask they’ll keep on. We’ll provide masks for those who don’t have.

After services conclude and folks who aren’t staying have a chance to leave, those staying for lunch are welcome to remove their masks.

*As a diverse and inclusive Jewish community, Makom has mens’, womens’, and mixed seating sections. Female, male, and gender non-binary Jews can lead parts of services, read and be called up to the Torah, and count in our double minyanim of both 10 Jewish men and 10 Jews regardless of gender. Makom services follow the traditional Ashkenazi liturgy (prayer text).

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