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Friends Do not Despair!

These times of tumult and change hold great potential for growth. We will come together in prayer, song, movement, meditation, and dialogue to worship with love and joy. Our personal and communal vision will guide each of us in our own path of Tikkun Olam, repairing our lives, our relationships, our communities, and our world. Together we will meet the challenge of rededicating ourselves to serve in JOY.

In the words of Rebbe Nachman of Bratslav (1772-1810)

"Friends do not despair!
For a difficult time has come upon us
Joy must fill the air."

We are Jews of every level of observance, young and old, single and partnered, LGBT and straight and every sort of family, differently-abled, spiritual seekers and practitioners of many traditions.

Our services are community-led, joyous and solemn, traditional and ever-evolving, "authentic Judaism." They combine ancient liturgy, song and story, meditation and movement, poetry and prayer, inner silence and inspired teachings. You don't have to know Hebrew, the prayers, or the tunes. "Off-keys" are always welcome!

Thanks to Karen Roekard, Miriam Stampfer, Abigail Grafton, and more for these inspiring words!