to the synagogue Neve Shalom, a link in the chain of Jewish tradition that
is millennia old. It is a large space, much larger than it looks because
when you walk through these doors, you walk into Jerusalem, into Casablanca,
into Minsk, into Salonika, into Strasbourg--into this space where Jews
have sung the same song to G*d for generations. When you enter here, you
have entered a larger space than you see. We belong to something greater
The Baal Shem Tov used to say, there is no room for G*d in a person too full of self. Less self, more other, less self, more Other--this is the dynamic of an emerging spirituality. Synagogue space is large enough to allow anyone to find their way in, and we have centuries of time on our side.
Rabbis Goodman and Talve working the spaces
Jewish Attention to Mental Health
Stay tuned for next session
Healing the Deepest Hurts
Note: We have received an inclusion grant
from Jewish Federation:
Breaking the Stigma: A weekend of teaching and prayer
occasioned by mental health and mental illness
January 27-29, 2017
General session: Sunday, January 29
Arts and Education Building, Jewish Community Center
Every week the Parashah:
jsg and his friends make poetry and music based on Torah
N.B. We take the pledge:
1) I pledge to bring someone in. If I light a candle, I will share the light.
2) I will be a reminder in every way I can to my family, friends, and community: we have these problems, they are difficult, but there is no shame attached to them and we live in a Big Tent.
3) We can live with our problems.
4) I pledge to break the *shanda* barrier, which means:
5) Talk, talk, and more talk.
6) I pledge to remind my community that we are working our problems, that being secret may be part of the problem, therefore:
7) I will not practice aloneness. I will talk with somebody. I will pick up the telephone.
*Shanda means shame. It's an obstacle to deep living.
WE ARE MOVED SEE "MAP" (WE ARE HIDDEN AND REVEALED).
OUR NEW LOCATION IS ON THE MAIN FLOOR OF CHAI BUILDING
IN THE JCC CAMPUS, NORTH OF SCHUETZ ROAD.
COVENANT HOUSE COMPLEX
MAILING ADDRESS: #6 MILLSTONE CAMPUS DR.
SUITE 3050 (FOR MAILING USES ONLY)
ST. LOUIS 63146
HOW YOU GET THERE:
GO TO JCC CAMPUS OFF SCHUETZ RD.
FOLLOW SIGNS TO THE JEWISH LIGHT OR
CHAI BLDG. OR NEVE SHALOM
YOU DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK OF JCC CAMPUS
AND GO DOWN THE HILL ON YOUR RIGHT
YOU WILL SEE US
WE FACE NORTH
WE ARE ON THE MAIN FLOOR
ENTER DIRECTLY INTO OUR SPACE FROM THE OUTSIDE
Also: We have some events at the Covenant House.
This is toward the SOUTH end of the Covenant House complex.
Announcements for events will indicate if we meet at Covenant House.
Neve Shalom is a membership organization. We depend on your membership to fund our many activities. We welcome guests.
you like what we are doing, please join us. We need you now. If you
would like to discuss membership, you may talk to our membership chair.
Would you like to discuss other ways you can contribute besides membership?
Talk to us.
The I is a thief, said the holy Rabbi. It snatches away the partial and mistakes it for the whole. Only Everything is everything. We invite you to enter synagogue space and synagogue time with us now, never alone, always accompanied by good companions, and by the additional soul each of us inherits by virtue of time.
Thanks for being here. Shalom aleikhem, peace to you, aleikhem shalom.