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. 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.
Sun 2/2 – B Mitzvah Workshop
see “Community Gatherings” for details
Sat 2/8 – Shabbat AM Services
Fri 2/14 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner
Sat 3/7 – Shabbat AM Services
Fri 3/20 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner
Sat 4/4 – Shabbat AM Services
Fri 4/17 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner
Sat 5/2 – Shabbat AM Services
Fri 5/29 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner
Sat 6/6 – Shabbat AM Services
Fri 6/19 – Kabbalat Shabbat Service & Dinner
Home Hosted Shabbat Dinners on January 10
Sixteen hosts across New York City (including two Romemu Brooklyn families) will be offering seats at their table for Shabbat dinner on January 10. These will be opportunities to converse and build community in a convivial home setting. Guests are asked to bring a side dish or beverage to share. Please sign up here by December 26.
Text Study Group for Adults: After the Death of Moses –
Every Saturday @ 2 PM beginning January 11, 2020
The 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. Our journey begins with the Book of Joshua, those tumbling walls of Jericho, and the Israelites’ appallingly brutal conquest and settlement of Canaan. The following Books will take us through tales of love and myth, of kingdoms and exile.
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.
Sun, Feb 2 @ 10:30-12:30 – 1 Grand Army Plaza, Front Lounge
As part of the Romemu Brooklyn B Mitzvah journey, we would like to invite your child to a special workshop about what it means to become a teen and how a B Mitzvah fits into this journey through the lens of Jewish tradition. This workshop has been developed by Moving Traditions, a highly acclaimed organization that specializes in teens and tweens navigating this complex time of life.All 6th and 7th graders preparing for their B Mitzvah (or about to begin) and their parents are welcome. After a bagel brunch, we will join together for learning and discussion. Kids are parents will break into separate groups. No charge for Romemu Brooklyn B Mitzvah families. $18 per family for all others. Register here!
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 January – 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!