Soulful Shabbats are an opportunity to connect deeply to the soul through song and quiet, nature and community. One Shabbat each month, our service changes: fewer words and more silence and, sometimes, we move outside into the beauty of the natural world.
As the “people of the book,” we are used to reading and saying a lot of words in our prayerbook. These ancient words can provide comfort and inspiration and sometimes, the number of words and concepts can be overwhelming. Sometimes, it is helpful to put down the siddur (prayerbook) and breathe and consider a few of the prayers more deeply.
Shabbat celebrates the wonder of creation (G!d ceased from creating and found it “very good”) and we step outside to experience ourselves as part of that goodness. We gather at Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge (we’ll have permits for free parking) in Lloyd Harbor. The walk is easy, taking us through the woods to the shore of the Long Island Sound, and enables us to focus on our experience of nature around us. Some singing, some walking, some sharing, and lots of quiet and beauty. All ages are welcome.
Shabbat literally means “ceasing” and offers us an opportunity to remember that we are human beings, not only human doings. Come be with us.