Washington DC Jewish Community Center

SHABBAT HOW-TO: Getting Comfortable with Hosting Shabbat Dinner

Date:
Monday, March 6, 2017
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

Join Sara Shalva, Chief Program Officer for Jewish Life & Learning, for an evening exploring themes of Shabbat as well as hands-on skills to host your own Shabbat meal.  In addition to discussing the home prayers and rituals, Sara will take you through the general choreography of a traditional and a not-so traditional Shabbat meal. This workshop is open to couples and singles of all ages.

Instructor: 

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Sara Shalva is the Chief Program Officer, Jewish Life and Learning at the Edlavitch DCJCC.  In this role, she works to infuse joyful Jewish content into all programs and departments.   Sara graduated cum laude from Mary Washington College with a BA in Political Science, and, as a Taub Fellow, from NYU with dual masters in Nonprofit Management and Judaic Studies.  Over the last fifteen years Sara has split her time between Israel and the United States, working in formal and informal educational and administrative settings serving teens and adults in the Jewish community and beyond.   In Israel Sara volunteered on Project Otzma, studied at Pardes, and served as the Development Associate for Hebrew Union College’s Jerusalem campus. In the United States, she served as the Director of Enrollment Management at Hebrew College and as the Executive Director of Limmud New York.  More recently, she became a certified Bikram yoga teacher and taught yoga full time, consulting for Jewish nonprofits and teaching in Jewish settings part time. In Jewish communal work Sara focuses on leadership development, recruitment, strategic management, conference planning, program development, budgeting and organizational change. Sara lives in Reston with two children and her husband Rabbi Benjamin Shalva.

 

Questions? Contact Darya Watnick at (202) 777-3259 or send an email.

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