Many Opportunities to be in Community (in these Funky Days)

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this has been a funky week in America, hasn't it?! We are strangely in synch with the Jewish calendar, though... descending through stages of mourning and grief in reverse, until we hit the low-point of Tisha B'Av (celebrated this year on this coming Saturday night/ Sunday), which commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem and the depths of brokenness in the world.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this has been a funky week in America, hasn't it?! 

We are strangely in synch with the Jewish calendar, though... descending through stages of mourning and grief in reverse, until we hit the low-point of Tisha B'Av (celebrated this year on this coming Saturday night/ Sunday), which commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem and the depths of brokenness in the world.  

It's not yet clear how the story of our generation, and this moment in time here in the U.S., will ultimately be told by historians.  Here at Kavana, it's our fierce belief that WE have a role to play in trying to turn the tide in our society, away from hatred, fear and destruction, and towards love, compassion and justice.

The Jewish calendar -- in its cyclical way -- helps pave the road for us to do this... escorting us through the depths of despair this week and back out the other side, towards hope, comfort and rebuilding.

If ever you felt the pull to link your own story up with the Jewish calendar, let this be the week! Please join us for one of our many community gatherings... tonight at the QA Farmers' Market, tomorrow/Friday night for Shabbat in the Park, or Saturday night for our erev Tisha B'Av event (see below for more details on all of these).