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Kaddish Club Dinners Reimagined

Lab/Shul Organizing is taking shape. And on this 7th day of the Jewish month of Adar, the Kaddish Club is labbing a reinvention of an old idea. Named as the day that the Divine cared for Moses after his death, the 7th of Adar is considered a day to honor for those who care the dead – their bodies and their memories.

On this 7th of Adar, Lori, a long-time Lab/Shul co-creator, invites us to reinvent monthly Kaddish Club Dinners, honoring those of us who care for the memories of those who have died:

Recently, several of us shared a potluck Shabbat dinner at my home. The evening was warm and supportive, an opportunity to share tender aspects of our lives and find connections with others we barely knew before.  Many expressed a wish for more.

Rabbi Kerry and I have been imagining the reinvention of regular Kaddish Club Dinners in a way that is both collaborative and sustainable.  We’d like to share our thinking with you and hear your thoughts and feedback.  We’d also like to see what interest there is in contributing to this program through various roles — hosting, facilitating, attending — over the next few months.

If you are interested in co-creating these Kaddish Club dinners, please join Lori and me for a phone conversation this Tuesday. The details are below:

Date: March 7, 2017

Time: 6-7 pm

Dial: (605) 475-2875, Code: 390 0480#

This is how Lab/Shul Organizing begins – with each of us taking care of one another, and taking care of our world.

Rabbi Kerry Chaplin