(Havurah: from the Hebrew word "Haver" meaning friend.)
Our Sages taught:
"Do not remain apart from the community..."
"...and acquire for yourself a friend."
"Two are better
and a three
WHAT IS A HAVURAH?
A Havurah is an opportunity to develop life-long friendships. Each Havurah is a small group of Beth Shalom individuals, couples or families who decide to join together for socializing, learning and celebrating Jewish life together.
A Havurah offers its members friendships, an extended family, and a sense of closer belonging within the larger Beth Shalom community.
WHAT DO MEMBERS OF A HAVURAH DO?
That depends on the members of each Havurah. The members plan a variety of programs according to their interests, including community service, educational, religious, cultural, recreational and social events. Members also participate together in larger congregational events. Beth Shalom will offer ideas and resources for a Havurah to enhance their experience.
WHEN AND WHERE DOES A HAVURAH MEET?
Each Havurah decides what is most convenient for its members. A Havurah generally meets monthly in the homes of its members, although activities might also be held at a park, a museum, our synagogue, or anywhere else that the group plans.
BETH SHALOM HAVURAH INTEREST FORM
A TASTE OF THE LIFE IN A HAVURAH:
Children living at home (name/ age/ school):
The ideal makeup of my preferred Havurah includes: (mark all that apply)
|A description of my ideal Havurah
I’m interested in (mark all that apply):
___Family Activities ___Outdoor Activities
___Holiday / Shabbat celebrations
___Torah Study ____Bridge
___Tikkun Olam/ Social Action
___Watching or Playing Sports
___A Havurah from my neighborhood
___A Havurah with other families at my kids’ school
___Gardening ___Movie/Theatre & dinner
___Music ___Israel ___Hebrew
___Games ___Book Club
___Speakers ___Contemporary Jewish issues