Friday, January 25th at 7:00pm- Kavanah Shabbat Service

A very contemplative and spiritual service with focus on mystical
intention. Instead of a Dvar Torah (sermon), several brief kavanot
(statements of intention) along with an opportunity for meditation draw
the congregation into the spirit of Shabbat. Uses music from the neo-
Hasidic and Jewish Renewal traditions. You don’t need to know the words
to participate. This service engages mind, body, and soul through music
and movement and delights all.

Saturday, January 26th at 7:00pm- CAA Movie Night- "The Big Lebowski"

The Coen brothers’ 1998 film “The Big Lebowski” has, in the twenty years
since its release, become a cult classic. A comic crime film featuring
such disparate elements as bowling, kidnapping, mistaken identity, and
fantasy sequences, it showcases Jeff Bridges in the lead role of “the
Dude” – an endearing ne’er-do-well. The Dude’s friend Walter,
brilliantly played by John Goodman, provides the Jewish content. Amid a
complicated plot and stellar performances by stars including Julianne
Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and John Turturro, it’s
the Dude/Walter friendship that really stands out and garners the most
laughs. Walter’s rant about why he doesn’t bowl on Shabbat is
particularly memorable.
Join us on Saturday, January 26, at 7:00. We’ll have popcorn and other
snacks, brief framing comments, and then the screening. After the film
we’ll have a discussion. No charge for CAA members. We ask that non-
members donate $5 a person to cover refreshments and movie
rental/purchase.

Sunday, January 27th-

at 9:30am- Religious School
at 12:30pm- Torah Study
at 2:30pm- Adult Hebrew

Thursday, January 31st at 4:45pm- Community Kitchen

Our next Community Kitchen date will be Thursday, Jan 31 (our
traditional whenever there is a fifth Thursday in a month date). Come
lend a hand as CAA helps at the Keene Community Kitchen.
As always, we'll help with set-up, serving and clean-up. This is a
wonderful way to help those in need and support a meaningful
organization that helps so many!
Please contact Gary Shapiro and let him know if you'll be there:
gm_shapiro@yahoo.com
or at: 603-352-0440

Friday, February 1st at 7:00pm- Traditional Shabbat Service

A straightforward Friday night service including all the psalms and
standard prayers. Most of the prayers are in Hebrew, but the Dvar Torah
(sermon) and other comments are in English. Knowledgeable congregants
offer to be “guides” sitting next to and assisting those with less
Hebrew
language facility or less familiarity with the prayers.

Friday, February 1st at 7:00pm- Traditional Shabbat Service

A straightforward Friday night service including all the psalms and
standard prayers. Most of the prayers are in Hebrew, but the Dvar Torah
(sermon) and other comments are in English. Knowledgeable congregants
offer to be “guides” sitting next to and assisting those with less Hebrew
language facility or less familiarity with the prayers.

Saturday, February 2nd at 7:00pm- Sing Your Heart Out Sing-along

We’re getting together to sing popular songs old and new (and perhaps a
few well-known Jewish tunes). We’ll drink wine and eat snacks. What
could be nicer?
Feel free to bring song lyrics (with or without chords/sheet music).
Bring your joy of singing and some friends. Guitars, percussion, etc.
are very welcome!
Questions? contact Rabbi Loewenthal at rabbi.ahavas.achim@gmail.com

Sunday, February 3rd at 9:30am- Religious School

Religious School students will continue to learn all things Jewish,
beginning at 9:30am!

Sunday, February 3rd at 3:00pm- Nathan E. Cohen Lecture Series AT CAA- "The Legend of the Thirty-Six: Jews, Righteousness and the Fate of the World"

The Nathan E. Cohen Lecture Series Presents
The Legend of the Thirty-Six: Jews, Righteousness, and the Fate of the
World
With Celia Rabinowitz, Dean of the Mason Library at Keene State College
February 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
*at Congregation Ahavas Achim*
There are many stories about the lamed vavnikim, the 36 righteous men
whose existence in each
generation prevents the world’s destruction. Ideas about the power of
righteous individuals to protect us from the worst in our nature appear
in the Torah and throughout Jewish scripture, law, and folklore. What
role do these stories play in the ways we think of ourselves as Jews and
as human beings? How might the legend of the lamed vavniks influence our
beliefs and actions today? Dr. Rabinowitz will consider these questions
and more in this edifying talk.
Nathan E. Cohen lectures are free and open to the public. There is a
reception afterwards with refreshments and a chance for socializing.
This lecture is presented in coordination with The Cohen Center for
Holocaust and Genocide Studies as one of their “36 and Counting”
programs to mark the Cohen Center’s 36th anniversary.

Friday, February 8th at 7:00pm- Shir Shabbat Service

This song-filled service is co-led by Rabbi Loewenthal and our musical
director, Dr. Elaine (Lainee) Broad Ginsberg. Music by Jeff Klepper and
other composers of the Reform Movement is featured, along with Lainee’s
flowing piano accompaniment. Some prayers are shortened or skipped to make
time for more singing.