Romemu Brooklyn

Experience Shabbat with Romemu Brooklyn

Romemu Brooklyn comes together for Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday Morning services twice a month. All are warmly welcomed.

Romemu Brooklyn Shabbat & Holiday Services Schedule for Remainder of 2019-2020

All Kabbalat Shabbats will take place at the Berkeley Carroll School at 152 Sterling Place in Park Slope.

Doors open at 6 PM, services begin at 6:30 PM, and there is usually a catered dinner and potluck dessert following the service that requires pre-registration. Babysitting for tots, interactive children’s activities, and teen programming is available on-site. 

All Saturday Morning Shabbats will take place at 1 Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Doors open at 9:30 AM, services begin at 10 AM. Babysitting for tots and interactive children’s activities for kids 5-12 is available on-site.

December

  • Weds 12/4 – Preview Screening of Documentary, Green Rebel
    • scroll down to “Community Gatherings” for more info
  • Sat 12/7 – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 12/20 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner – pre-register for dinner here

January

  • Sat 1/11   – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 1/24 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner

February

  • Sat 2/8  – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 2/14 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner

March

  • Sat 3/7 – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 3/20 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner

April

  • Sat 4/4 – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 4/17  – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner

May

  • Sat 5/2  – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 5/29 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner

June

  • Sat 6/6 – Shabbat AM Services
  • Fri 6/19 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner

Community Happenings

Wednesday, December 4 – Preview Film Screening of Green Rebel
6-8pm @ 1 Grand Army Plaza (RSVP for apt #)
 
Green Rebel is an in-progress documentary feature that follows the struggles of Israeli-American solar energy visionary Yossi Abramowitz, as his Jerusalem company tries to bring solar energy to the 600 million Africans who have no electricity at all. Abramowitz, a long-term Jewish activist, considers his work tikkun olam (“healing the world”).

At this event, we will welcome Green Rebel director Harvey Stein (who also lives in Jerusalem), as he shows several powerful clips from the film and leads discussion about crucial issues: solar energy and climate change; the challenges of bringing clean development to Africa; and Israel being (as Abramowitz calls it) a “sustainable Light unto the Nations”.

 
Text Study Group for Adults: After the Death of Moses –
2019 dates: November 16th, December 7th @ 2pm, 1 Grand Army Plaza
Every Saturday @ 2 PM beginning January 2020

The written Torah ends with the death of Moses, but the history of the Jewish people has just begun. Our weekly peer-led gatherings explore the books of writings and prophets that make up the rest of the Jewish Bible through a variety of historical, literary, and spiritual lenses. After two “preview” sessions on Ruth this fall, our journey through tales of conquest and decadence, poetry and myth, and kingdoms and exile begins in January. 

This study group is offered free of charge and drop-ins are welcome. No prior familiarity with the texts is necessary. We encourage people of all religious backgrounds to join.

Email Arya for exact location.

Sunday, December 8: A Neo-Hasidic Symposium and Festival

12pm-6:30pm, Marlene Meyerson JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

Celebrate Neo-Hasidic teaching, conversation, meditation, and song! Join us to discover (and help to create) a passionate Jewish spirituality for the 21st century with a stunning line-up of presenters, including Rabbi Arthur Green and Rabbi David Ingber, in conversation with Rabbi Felicia Sol; Rabbi Jill Hammer, Dr. Eitan Fishbane, Igal Harmelin, Rabbi Dr. Erin Leib Smokler, Abby Stein, Yonatan Arnon, Hazzan Basya Schechter, and Eden Pearlstein (Darshan).

Visit the JCC event page for more information and tickets.

Sunday, December 15 – Hannah Senesh Community Hanukkah Festival

1-4pm, 342 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Celebrate Hanukkah at Hannah Senesh with an afternoon of art, music, and other festivities! Romemu Brooklyn will be offering arts workshops for children ages 2-10.

 

Habonim Dror Teen Leadership Program
 
Habonim Dror’s Bonimot Tzedek (“Building Justice”) program focuses on empowering youth (grades 7-12) as agents of change by providing the tools, training, and support to become leaders in their community. Throughout the year, youth will learn about inspiring figures in Jewish and world history, meet with local leaders, and collaborate on a social justice project. In addition to meeting community service hours, teens will simultaneously complete a counselor-in-training course in which they will learn important life skills such as group leadership, planning activities, time management, creative thinking, public speaking, teamwork, and more. 
 
The program will run from December 2019 – June 2020 and meet during Kabbalat Shabbat each month at Romemu Brooklyn (the schedule can be found here) as well as 1-2 afternoons each month in conjunction with groups of Jewish teens across the city. The group will be divided into grades 7-9 and 10-12 with opportunities for the two groups to come together for learning and team-building. The cost is $200.
 
Email Carmi Tint for enrollment information.
 

 Want to Help Nurture Romemu Brooklyn?

There is a small but mighty team of Brooklynites working closely with the Romemu team to create all the Romemu Brooklyn gatherings. We are also looking for suggestions about nearby locations to host our services in the future. For recommendations, feedback, and inquiries about how to lend your time and talent to Romemu Brooklyn, please email Arya Samuelson at arya@romemu.org

For Kids and Parents:

It’s a blessing to have so many next-gens amongst us. We ask all parents to take responsibility for their children not disrupting the kavannah (the intention) of the clergy and adults singing and praying together.

Childcare is provided at all Shabbat services. This includes babysitting for toddlers, interactive children’s games and activities, and empowering teen programming. 

On Shabbat evenings, we encourage children and youth to stay with their families in the service through Lecha Dodi and then to rejoin for the closing song.

On Shabbat mornings, we encourage children and youth to stay with their families through the priestly blessing and then to rejoin for the closing song.

Get to Know Romemu’s Music!

Romemu is a place where music inspires us to feel and live deeply, to grow more empowered, to connect from the heart, and to be of service in the world. We’re happy to offer resources to help you learn some of our beautiful music. Below, please find recordings of five of our favorite Kabbalat Shabbat songs. Of course, it can also be a powerful experience to come to Romemu services with no prior musical knowledge and let the beautiful service wash over you. We invite you to make your experience entirely your own!

Lecha Dodi:

Higale Na:

Shalom Aleichem:

Shiru:

Yachid Ge’eh:

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