Shabbaton at HOWL, April 6-7

Song, conversation, feasts, stories, strolls, laughter יפה…Shabbat at HOWL!

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Celebrate a delightful Shabbat at wonderfully haimish HOWL, Friday, April 6 through Saturday, April 7.  Drop in for just a part, or bring your tent (limited indoor space in the HOWL house is also available) and stay through Saturday.  Friday night, April 6: 6:30 Shabbat songs & blessings followed by Potluck, Storytelling, Arts, and Stargazing.  Saturday, April 7: 10:00 Jewish chant followed by dvar torah, woods walk, and discussion on women & peace in the Middle East.  www.howlvt.org for info, or call Anya Schwartz, (802) 453-7622. ALL interested women–Jewish/Jew-ish/Jew-wish or not–are invited to enjoy this Shabbat gathering!
2018 HOWL Shabbaton Agenda
 

Friday night, April 6

 

6:30: Sing in Shabbat with Joanna May.  Sing along, or just enjoy the music.

7:00-ish Potluck : Yum!  Though not exactly a kosher yum, please no pork, shellfish, bacon-double-cheeseburgers & the like for this Shabbat event.  (Also, per HOWL’s visitor guidelines, please no alcohol in the house.) Oh, and it is indeed still Passover, so if you’re inclined, avoid bread and wheat noodles.

Jewish Story Telling (while we nosh):  We’ll put on a kettle for tea.  Share a story, or enjoy others’ stories of Jewish identity, connection, and questioning.

8:00-ish Jewish Art for All:   Who doesn’t love a refrigerator magnet or a bit of Jewish-themed coloring?  No talent or skill required.  We’ll have you smiling, creating, and kvelling with lots of oohs, ahhhs, and only the occasional oy.

Into the night…Stargazing, spring peepers stroll, perhaps a good ol’ fashioned campfire weather (and enthusiasm) permitting, schmoozing.

Saturday, April 7

 

For overnighters: Early bird meditation, birdsong appreciation stroll, sun salutation. Check in Friday night for times.  Simple breakfast-help yourself.

10:00 Jewish chant:  Join us for an hour of Jewish chant somewhat in the tradition of Rabbi Shefa Gold.  No advanced knowledge of chant or Hebrew required.  All chants will be taught.

11:00 Dvar Torah & Make-your-own-service: Dress for the (chilly, likely) outdoors for a bit of torah teaching from the fabulous Melanie Kessler.  (We’ll be indoors if the weather is frightful.) Feeling bold?  We’ll have a chance for a dip in HOWL’s Tadpole Mikvah.

12:00 Lunch

 12:45 Peace in the middle east presentation & discussion—on a loving & supportive note: led by HOWL collective member Lani Ravin, based on her years in Israel and work with women working for peace in the middle east.

1:45 An Earth Day Walk in the Woods & Fields of HOWL:  Come explore HOWL’s 50 acres of beautiful meadows and woods, including a guided introduction to HOWL’s access trail leading to the Catamount Ski Trail and the thousands-acre Camel’s Hump State Park lands.  (Note: it may be too early for mosquitoes, but it’s not too early for ticks.  Bug stuff is recommended.)  Fully waterproof boots (muckboots or the like) recommended.

3:30-6:00 On your own

6:00 Stone Soup Leftovers dinner and Havdallah ritual for anyone still on the land!

 

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