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Clergy Kavvanah Connect  (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

In these difficult times, it is more important than ever before to connect with each other and to feel part of a community. Our wonderful clergy are spending a few minutes each day joining our community on Facebook live. During the first few months of the Covid-19 lockdown, this was daily but is now on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  Closed Zoom sessions of Coffee with the Clergy take place on the alternate days, details in our member newsletter.

You can find Clergy Kavvanah Connect live on our Facebook page or on our live page on this website. The videos remain available to watch afterwards on Facebook and are also archived here, so you can easily catch up on the daily videos by clicking on the relevant dates below. 

Wednesday 28 Oct with Cantor Sarah - Racial equality & Lech L'cha

Monday 26 October with Rabbi Celia - a gratitude prayer for today

Friday 23 October with Rabbi Paul - the 2 interwoven stories in parashat Noach

Wednesday 21 October with Rabbi Paul - Chodesh Tov, MarCheshvan

Monday 19 October with Rabbi Celia - why are we doing a pet blessing on Shabbat

Friday 16 October with Cantor Sarah - the new month & the special haftarah

Wednesday 14 October with Rabbi Paul & Josh Freedman - premiere of new melody to Shabbat ha-malkah by Josh Freedman

Monday 12 October with Rabbi Celia - the work & achievements of Arzenu 

Friday 9 October with Cantor Sarah - the light of Torah & celebrating community

Wednesday 7 October with Rabbi Paul - what would Diderot make of our sukkah?

Monday 5 October with Rabbi Celia - sukkot, an interpretation of the lulav

Friday 2 October with Cantor Sarah - building sukkot with words

Wednesday 30 September with Rabbi Paul - feeling 'gathered' & the fragility of the sukkah

Wednesday 23 September with Rabbi Paul - finding the spirituality of Yom Kippur

Monday 21 September with Rabbi Celia - 10 days

Friday 18 September with Cantor Sarah- gematria to inspire us in 5781

Wednesday 16  September with Rabbi Paul - blowing the shofar during Elul

Monday 14 September with Rabbi Celia - Shana Tova, a good  year,  a good change

Friday 12 September with Cantor Sarah - melody for selichot

Wednesday 10 September with Rabbi Paul - taking time for ourselves

Monday 8 September with Rabbi Celia - the art of sacred living

Friday 4 September with Cantor Sarah - Holy relationships

Wednesday 2 September with Rabbi Paul - gratitude & the importance of punctuation

Monday 31 August with Rabbi Celia - the vulnerability of blowing shofar

Friday 28 August with Cantor Sarah - Holy Space, including Exodus 25:8

Wednesday 26 August with Cantor Sarah - texts for 6th day of Elul

Monday 24 August with Rabbi Celia - how do we make time sacred

Friday 21 August with Cantor Sarah - Elul, HHD.I.Y Together - Cultivating Holy Time

Wednesday 19 August with Cantor Sarah - almost Elul

Monday 17 August with Rabbi Celia - engaging with justice

Friday 14 August with Cantor Sarah - it's raining!

Wednesday 12 August with Rabbi Paul - Eizeh Achlah Olam

Monday 10 August with Rabbi Celia - community, a parable 

Friday 7 August with Cantor Sarah - Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz z''l

Wednesday 5 August with Rabbi Paul - Tu b'Av

Monday 3 August with Rabbi Celia - gratitude for being able to choose food

Friday 31 July with Cantor Sarah - nachamu

Wednesday 29 July with Rabbi Paul - mission to Mars & imagery of God

Monday 27 July with Cantor Sarah - countering baseless hatred with baseless  love

Friday 24 July with Cantor Sarah - psalm 118

Wednesday 22 July with Rabbi Paul - seasons and months, chodesh tov

Monday 20 July with Rabbi Celia - Torah resources on our website

Friday 17 July with Cantor Sarah - Hafiz -" Where I once sang"

Wednesday 15 July with Rabbi Paul - Amidah, blessings for a weekday

Monday 13 July with Rabbi Celia - marking time & separation

Friday 10 July with Cantor Sarah - Pinchas

Thursday 9 July with Rabbi Celia - Mah Rabu Maasecha Adonai, how great are your creations Adonai

Wednesday 8 July with Rabbi Paul - good days & bad days

Tuesday 7 July with Cantor Sarah - breath

Monday 6 July with Rabbi Celia - living in a new country

Sunday 5 July with Rabbi Paul - no lists

Friday 3 July with Cantor Sarah - Green Shabbat

Thursday 2 July with Rabbi Celia - get those dancing shoes on

Wednesday 1 July with Rabbi Paul - looking on the bright side

Tuesday 30 June with Cantor Sarah - finding the Divine in the silence

Monday 29 June with Rabbi Celia - Dr Zeuss "Oh the places you'll go"

Sunday 28 June with Rabbi Paul - the moon

Friday 26 June with Cantor Sarah - red heifer & fiiery serpents

Thursday 25 June with Rabbi Celia - parasha Chukkat

Wednesday 24 June with Rabbi Paul - from the corner of the field

Tuesday 23 June with Cantor Sarah - Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Monday 22 June with Rabbi Celia - it's only change

Sunday 21 June with Rabbi Paul & Katie & Josh - morning blessings

Friday 19 June with Cantor Sarah - Juneteenth, making our voices heard

Thursday 18 June with Rabbi Celia - incl blessing for wearing a mask

Wednesday 17 June with Rabbi Paul - Talmud whilst standing on one leg

Tuesday 16 June with Cantor Sarah- music of meeting, majesty, memory & meditation

Monday 15 June with Rabbi Celia - that perfect moment

Sunday 14 June with Rabbi Paul - bitesize physics and mishnah

Friday 12 June with Cantor Sarah - the importance of using words carefully

Thursday 11 June with Rabbi Celia - fable, "The Crow & The Fox" by Jean de la Fontaine

Wednesday 10 June with Rabbi Paul - retronyms

Tuesday 9 June with Cantor Sarah - Persian poet Hafiz's "find a better job"

Monday 8 June with Rabbi Celia - Shlach Lecha & the power of tzitzit

Sunday 7 June with Rabbi Paul - what is a chavurah?

Friday 5 June with Cantor Sarah - Singing our healing prayers in parashat B'ha'alot'cha.

Thursday 4 June with Rabbi Celia

Wednesday 3 June with Rabbi Paul - food blessings & partnering with God to repair the world

Tuesday 2 June with Cantor Sarah - building a world based on Chesed not violence

Monday 1 June with Rabbi Celia - blessings

Sunday 31 May with Rabbi Paul & Carol Weisbaum - armchair yoga

Thursday 28 May with Rabbi Celia - what Shavuot means

Wednesday 27 May with Rabbi Paul - revelation + the silent sound of Aleph

Tuesday 26 May with Cantor Sarah - Josh Warshawsky's version of psalm 59

Monday 25 May with Rabbi Celia - the Amidah and prayer space

Sunday 24 May with Rabbi Paul - blessings for the new month

Friday 22 May with Cantor Sarah - psalm 104

Thursday 21 May with Rabbi Celia - taking a leap of faith and appreciating heroes

Wednesday 20 May with Rabbi Paul  - narrow bridges

Tuesday 19 May with Cantor Sarah - Torah seasons

Monday 18 May with Rabbi Celia

Friday 15 May with Cantor Sarah - mountain songs

Thursday 14 May with Rabbi Celia - everything I learned, I learned at camp 

Wednesday 13 May with Rabbi Paul - shacharit and the structure of a service

Tuesday 12 May with Cantor Sarah - Lag B'Omer and rainbows

Monday 11 May with Rabbi Celia - reflecting on mah tovu

Sunday 10 May with Rabbi Paul - putting on tefillin

Thursday 7 May with Rabbi Celia - why she runs & launching "Praying with your feet" support group

Wednesday 6 May with Rabbi Paul and his morning cup of coffee

Tuesday 5 May with Cantor Sarah - celebrating 1 year as a cantor with psalm 93

Monday 4 May with Rabbi Celia including Ravel's Bolero played by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Sunday 3 May with Rabbi Paul - in the village of Chelm

Friday 1 May with Cantor Sarah - including the text "love your neighbour as yourself" from this week's Torah portion

Thursday 30 April with Rabbi Paul - counting our blessings

Wednesday 29 April with Rabbi Celia and Benjy Maor, director at Leo Baeck Education Center, Haifa

Tuesday 28 April with Cantor Sarah - Yom HaZikaron including the poem "Half the People" by Yedhuda Amichai

Monday 27 April with Rabbi Celia including the poem "Tourists" by Yehuda Amichai

Sunday 26 April with Rabbi Paul - Keva & Kavvanah referencing Richard Dawkins' "The Magic of Reality"

Friday 24 April with Cantor Sarah - teachings from this week's Torah portion including disease and social distancing and "Transforming the Meaning of Purity" by Rachel Adler

Thursday 23 April with Rabbi Celia referencing "The year of living biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to follow the Bible as Literally as Possible"  by A. J. Jacobs

Wednesday 22 April with Cantor Sarah, thoughts on 13th day of the Omer including Omer calendar of biblical women and a satirical comedy of Jephthah's daughter

Tuesday 21 April Rabbi Paul - Yom Ha-shoah with musical contributions from Andrew & Susie Blankfield and Hannah & Rebecca Green

Monday 20 April with Rabbi Celia - Yom HaShoah

Sunday 19 April with Cantor Sarah including Ashirah - a melody from Psalm 13

Friday 17 April with Rabbi Paul - how to tie tzitzit, see diagram

Thursday 16 April with Rabbi Celia

Tuesday 14 April with Rabbi Paul including "The things we take for granted" - Milton Steinberg

Monday 13 April with Rabbi Celia including the Saturday night seder

Sunday 12 April with Rabbi Paul - matzah ramble  email your matzah ramble photos here

Friday 10 April with Rabbi Celia including 10 blessings by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein

Wednesday 8 April with Rabbi Paul - Bi'ur Chametz

Tuesday 7 April with Rabbi Paul and Andrew Blankfield - the order of the seder

Monday 6 April with Rabbi Celia including poems by Karyn Kedar and Menachem Creditor

Sunday 5 April with Rabbi Paul - including havdalah

Friday 3 April with Rabbi Paul - Shabbat Ha-gadol

Thursday 2 April with Rabbi Celia

Wednesday 1 April with Rabbi Paul including the anonymous mediaeval poem odeh la-el

Tuesday 31 March with Cantor Sarah

Monday 30 March with Rabbi Celia

Sunday 29 March with Rabbi Paul + Josh

Friday 27 March with Cantor Sarah

Thursday 26 March with Rabbi Celia

Wednesday 25 March with Rabbi Paul

Tuesday 24 March with Cantor Sarah

Monday 23 March with Rabbi Celia

Sunday 22 March with Rabbi Paul

Friday 20 March with Cantor Sarah

Thursday 19 March with Rabbi Celia

Wednesday 18 March with Rabbi Paul






Thu, 29 October 2020 11 Cheshvan 5781