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Shabbat at Impact: Boston

Posted on 06/30/2010 @ 11:06 AM

Impact: Boston

We had the wonderful opportunity to share our first Impact: Boston Shabbat together.

We all went into Shabbat keeping in mind that we were trying to create a comfortable environment for everyone's religious practices; we focused on sharing and learning from how others choose to celebrate Shabbat while teaching our friends about our own practices.

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The participants were in charge of planning the different parts of Shabbat:

- Setting the atmosphere - Friday night services - Saturday morning services - Havdallah

Our atmosphere committee used the theme "the Lion King" to set a tone that recognizes the interconnectedness of life. For Friday evening and Saturday morning services, our teens planned and led traditional and non-traditional service option. Havdallah's theme was sweetness and recognizing diversity in the world, which gave us all great perspective about the coming week.

Over the 25 hour period, we learned from each other, bonded with each other and got some much needed relaxation after a week of very hard physical and/or emotional work.

We are already looking forward to and planning our next (and last) Shabbat together.

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