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Davidson Students Experience Community, Text, and Ruach at JTS Haar Family Kallah

Posted by Ben R on October 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

 By Frani Goodman (CS and DS)


The Davidson School students and faculty joined with the larger JTS community this past Shabbat for a Family Kallah (Shabbat weekend) that focused on the theme “My Body, My Self.” We studied Jewish texts with the amazing JTS faculty, walked leisurely around the Morningside Heights area that surrounds our campus, and celebrated together as a community with spirited tefilla (prayer) and communal meals.

After this Shabbat of words of Torah, prayer, song, food, laughter, and wine, we joined together for Havdalah (closing service for the Sabbath). I was saddened for the experience to end. This kind of Shabbat left me eager for The Davidson School and the JTS community to reunite again soon. I left the building and wished, "may it be this way next Shabbat!"

 

(Frani Goodman is pursuing a M.Mus. in Sacred Jewish Music at The H. L. Miller Cantorial School, as well as a M.A. in Jewish Education at The Davidson School.)

 

 

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