There is great enthusiasm and interest amongst our Kolot Mayim members in our continuing to offer social events that promotes our sense of Jewish community and continuity.
Roving Shabbat Dinners – Once a month the Roving Shabbat Dinner is hosted by a Kolot Mayim member in their home. During each Shabbat gathering we light the candles and make the Brachot – blessings over the candles, wine and challah. Some Friday nights the host provides the meal, other Friday nights it is a Pot Luck and we all contribute to the meal. Kolot Mayim provides the host with resource materials and/or can suggest someone who is willing to lead the blessings.
Jewish Movie Nights – On the last Saturday of most months a member of Kolot Mayim hosts a Jewish movie. We begin the evening with the ceremony of Havdalah – Separation which marks the end of Shabbat and ushers in the new week. After Havdalah we enjoy pot luck movie refreshments. Some of the themes we have seen to date include: Bedouin life in Israel, Documentary about African Jewry, A young modern orthodox woman’s journey to find a husband, and the war of Israeli Independence. Following the film we discuss the movie and the impact it had.
Exploring Jewish Foods – Held at the Jewish Community Centre, in the past we held a Bagel Baking Workshop and Challah Baking. In the future we would like to have instructional gatherings to make rugelach, knishes, hamantashen, Burekas – potato pastry, Sambusak – samosa, and other Askenazi and Sephardic dishes.
For all upcoming events, check the Kolot Mayim e-newsletter and our online calendar for details.