Romemu in Brooklyn

Welcome, Brooklynites

We are happy to invite you into Romemu Brooklyn, an emergent community that is open to all who are interested in exploring and creating elevated Jewish experiences for all.

The Romemu Brooklyn community is currently are gathering on a monthly basis for Kabbalat Shabbat services and potluck dinners in North Park Slope, as well as offering a 5-part B Mitzvah workshop series. 

Want to be in the loop about Romemu Brooklyn? 

Please email Chantelle Attarian at chantelle@romemu.org to add your name and email address to our new listserve. Also, please join us check out the Romemu Brooklyn Facebook page for updates.

Upcoming Kabbalat Shabbat Services & Potluck Dinners

Now you can experience all the spirituality and joy of a Romemu Friday night in an exciting additional location. Brooklyn services occur on the third Friday of every month from October 2017 through May 2018. Whether you are a Brooklynite seeking elevated Jewish communal experiences closer to home, or a Romemu member interested in our new Brooklyn experience, all are warmly welcomed. 

Note: All services at Romemu in Manhattan will go on as scheduled.

Upcoming Dates:

  • November 17, 2017 – Register here
  • December 15, 2017
  • January 19, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • April 20, 2018
  • May 18, 2018

Times:

  • Doors open and snacks served at 6:00 pm
  • Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6:30 pm
  • Potluck Shabbat dinner immediately follows at about 7:45 pm

Location:

November 17th Kabbalat Shabbat and potluck will take place at Hannah Senesh Community Day School – 342 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Registration:

We would love to know if you’re coming to the service. Registration for the potluck is required. Click here to register for November 17. 

For kids and parents:

It’s a blessing to have so many next-gens amongst us. It’s also a challenge (that we’re up for!) to foster and protect the spiritual space of the Kabbalat Shabbat service. Romemu is a “no shhhh” community, so this means that we must ask all parents to take responsibility for their children not disrupting the kavannah (the intention), of the clergy and adults singing and praying together. Good news! Israeli shinshinim (youth emissaries) will offer structured, fun Shabbat activities for different age groups during part of the service and after dinner. If you have children ages 4 and under and you’re interested in babysitting during/ after services, please email Chantelle Attarian at chantelle@romemu.org as early as possible. If there is enough interest on any given Shabbat in hiring a sitter (to be paid for by the families), we will do our best to coordinate.

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:

 Want to Get Involved in Nurturing Romemu Brooklyn? 

There is a small but mighty team of Brooklynites working closely with the Romemu team to create all the Romemu Brooklyn gatherings. For more information about Romemu Brooklyn and how to lend your time and talent to this initiative, please email Chantelle Attarian at chantelle@romemu.org.