January 2013

January 1, 2013
Tevet 19, 5773
Friday Candlelighting: 4:39 PM
Parashat Shemot


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As another year draws to a close, we would like to extend our warmest thanks to everyone in our Metivta community for your support throughout the last year. Through our many enriching programs and retreats, 2012 has offered many opportunities to strengthen our spiritual connections and to use all that we have learned to enhance our daily lives. 

We have a number of exciting developments planned for 2013, so stay tuned. On behalf of all of us here at Metivta, we wish you a blessed new year.


RABBI JONATHAN OMER-MAN BOOK PROJECT

Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man, founder of Metivta, has posted his latest musing, titled "Betrothed, Again," onto his Perpetual Pilgrim blog. To be certain to receive notification of each new posting (about once every three weeks), you can subscribe on the top right of the home page of the website.

Contribute now to the Jonathan Omer-Man Book Project

To receive Reb Jonathan's latest teachings, visit Perpetual Pilgrim.

Be sure to add jonathan@omer-man.com to your "no spam" list to be notified of future updates to Rabbi Omer-Man's blog.


COMMUNITY NEWS

SILENT SHABBAT CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT
There are a few spots left on the Institute of Jewish Spirituality's Silent Retreat! Join Institute for Jewish Spirituality Rabbis Jonathan Slater, Lisa Goldstein, and Jordan Bendat-Appell for a Shabbat practice of contemplative silence and prayerful reflection. January 11-13, 2013 at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley. Click here for more info.

TORAH TREK 2013
Join Rabbis Shefa Gold and Mike Comins in sacred chant and Jewish Spirituality activities in the redwood forest of Hendy Woods State Park. April 25-May 1, 2013. Visit torahtrek.org for more info.