Havdallah in DC
Posted on 06/26/2010 @ 11:30 PM
Tonight was my first BBYO Havdallah experience. I have always loved Havdallah services in the past, so I was really looking forward to this.
During PB & J all of the teens were able to plan a different Shabbat component: Friday Night Services, Oneg, Saturday Morning Services, and Havdallah. They worked together and used BuildAPrayer.org as their planning tool and resource.
The Friday night service and Saturday morning services were filled with beautiful stores, songs with new tunes, and text discussion. Saturday evening's Havdallah was extra special because we took a walk to the Marine Corp Memorial.
The statue of soldiers at Iwo Jima is towering and really takes your breath away. It was the perfect backdrop for this experience. Once again our teen leaders lead their peers in song, prayer and discussion. The candle light, and spices set the tone for discussions about pride, patriotism, and sacrifice. This will be a Havdallah I won't soon forget.