Havdalah on the Beach
Saturday, July 19, 2014 | 7:00-9:00 pm
7:00-8:30 pm - Picnic Dinner
8:30-9:00 pm - Havdalah
Location: P Street Beach
(23rd & P St, NW - Entrance by Rock Creek Park sign)
(MAP/Image of Entrance)
Tickets: Free / $5 suggested donation (for wine and dessert)
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Thanks for registering in advance; because: Shabbat.
Grab a blanket, pack your picnic dinner, and invite a friend: we’re having havdalah on the beach*!
Celebrate the middle of summer (and the closing of Shabbat) with a sundown havdalah
ritual and picnic. DC’s LGBTQ Jewish community comes together twice a
year for Shabbat – and this time it’s to mix and eat and enjoy nature.
YOU bring the picnic supplies; WE'LL get everything for havdalah
(including the wine) and dessert!
We’ll start with some casual time for dinner on the picnic blankets, schmoozing, and free time for any games you want to bring to the park.
Then we'll practice this age-old custom of
closing Shabbat with friends and family. Rabbi Laurie Green of Bet Mishpachah, together with members of our community, will lead us through the short ritual of lighting the braided havdalah
candle, smelling the spices, and more.
Join us to begin the new week (or your Saturday night) in a warm
and friendly atmosphere!
*Sure, when they named it P Street
Beach, they were interpreting the term "beach" loosely, but who are we
to judge? There will be flowing water, a beautiful field, and the sunset.
Works for us.
Presented by GLOE and Bet Mishpachah
Thank you to our Community Partners: Gayyim, Nice Jewish Boys, and Nice Jewish Girls
All are welcome at Havdalah on the Beach, regardless of ability to pay.
As always, interpretation is gladly provided. Please give us as much advance notice as possible so we can make sure appropriate arrangements can be made to make the event accessible to all.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, needs, or concerns!