SINGING TOGETHER:  THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AT 7 P.M. AT LINDA AND DICK GOLDENS

“The Kugelette gathering is to offer singing because singing heals.  Everyone is welcome” – Linda Golden.  Bring instruments! Kugs -please bring your High Holiday songbooks.

 

HAVDALAH POTLUCK FOLLOWED BY ELECTION DISCUSSION:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 AT 5 P.M. AT DINAH MANOFF AND ART MORTELLS

(Please note that this location is a change from that listed in the Calendar that was sent out for the High Holidays.)

Carol will lead us in Havdalah, we’ll sing, have our potluck, and for the group solidarity that we so need right now, we’ll follow with a discussion of the election and prayer circle if that is what people need.  Many of our children have been very aware of our involvement and concerns about the election and its aftermath.  We want to be able to be open and frank with each other in the discussion, and if you feel that your children are mature enough and interested enough to want to be part of this discussion, please consider having them attend with you.

 

SHABBAT POTLUCK:  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 AT 6 P.M. AT BILL AND SHARON RUTZICKS

We’ll do some praying and some singing before potluck.  Folks are welcome to stay after dinner to continue our discussion from the 19th.

 

COORDINATING COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR MEMBERS

It was clear after this year’s annual meeting in May that we need more members on our Coordinating Committee (a.k.a. Steering Committee).  Now that our community-led High Holidays are over, we are putting out an ask to increase participation from our Shir Hayam members. We are hoping that some of you will step forward — it’s fun, not a lot of work, and you are most welcome!

So what does the Coordinating Committee do?

  • The formalities of a non-profit (state disclosure, budget, planning the annual meeting)
  • Community recruitment & membership development
  • Decision making on a variety of issues and ensuring accountability to the broader Chavurah
  • Coordinating with all Shir Hayam Committees to maximize success

We’re looking for the following:

  • People to join us in our work
  • People interesting in working with the Community Presence Committee to plan engaging activities and build up our membership
  • Youth members, for their fresh ideas
  • People who want a voice in the workings of the Coordinating Committee

Ways to to follow up:

  • Phone 206-567-9414 and leave a message
  • Email Cay, Nina, Jessica, Carol, or Paul directly

Thank you for considering joining us!

 

TIKKUN OLAM – TENT CITY VISIT

Check the website for a post about the Tent City Visit – http://shirhayam.org/2016/11/13/tent-city-visit/

 

TIKKUN OLAM – PROJECT WISHBONE

TO DONATE TO THE HELPLINE FOOD BANK FOR THANKSGIVING:  FRIDAY NOV. 20 OR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

282 Knechtel Way, BI; 842.7624

Holiday Foods-perishables: please deliver perishable, refrigerated or frozen food items (i.e., turkeys, turkey roasts/breasts) on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20 or SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21. Hours for donations: 9am to 4:30pm on Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Please note that our customers prefer small (10 to 12 pound) turkeys. We do not have freezer space for larger birds. Turkey roasts and turkey breasts, as well as small hams, are even more popular than turkeys.

If you are interested in donating non-perishables for Thanksgiving, please call Helpline House to see if they are still collecting these items.

 

ANNUAL COMMUNITY INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 7 P.M. AT ROLLING BAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,  Valley Rd. and Sunrise Dr. NE, BI

The Interfaith Council of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap invites people of all ages from all faith communities, as well as those with no religious affiliation, to attend. The theme this year is “Neighboring.”  The program will include music, spoken reflections, prayers and silent meditation, from many diverse local faith groups and traditions.  Principal speakers with be Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch of the Suquamish Tribe Elders’ Council  and Education Department, and Jaco and Barbara ten Hove, co-pastors of Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church.  Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service.

 

FROM THE IFC – CHEROKEE WORD FOR WATER SHOWING THIS WEEK

A benefit showing of The Cherokee Word for Water, followed by a question and answer session with the producers and possibly one of the actors via Skype, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, Bainbridge Island.

The film tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation and is being shown to raise funds for the Water Protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux have been trying to stop an oil pipeline being constructed by Energy Transfer Partners that runs a short distance from their reservation across lands containing ancestral graves and artifacts.

There is a suggested donation of between $10 and $50 for those attending, though no one will be turned away. The money raised will be used for the legal defense of the more than 400 water protectors who have been arrested and for supplies for the camps for the coming winter.