Havurot (Fellowship Groups)

Looking for Community? Join a Havurah!

Hoping to meet others in the congregation? Not sure quite how to do it? Over the past year we’ve been creating many new havurot (fellowship groups). They provide an opportunity for members and others to form smaller communities within the congregation. Most meet once a month, are organized by members, and pull people together with a similar demographic or interest. If you’d like to participate, email Joy at office@shamayim.org and she will connect you with the group leaders.

 

Our Young Family Havurah welcomes parents and little ones ages 0-5. They have a monthly Sunday morning playgroup and they get together for holidays, tot Shabbat, and special events. Our Men’s Havurah meets monthly on Sunday mornings for coffee and discussion and provides a great opportunity for a group of men to spend time together. If you’re an older member of the community you might be interested in Binah: Havurah on Midlife and Aging. Members discuss issues related to growing older.

Our teens have a loosely formed Youth Group and create their own holiday celebrations, volunteer together, teach in our school, and help lead services.

Our Torah Study Havurah is a key part of our ritual calendar. It meets every other Saturday morning in a member’s home (on weeks when we do not have Shabbat morning services). Members who are interested volunteer to lead a discussion about the weekly Torah portion.

 

Want to work on your Hebrew? We have a Beginner’s Hebrew Reading Group. All are welcome. Check out our calendar for the next meeting.

We also have a Shabbat Dinner Havurah that meets monthly.

Our Young Adult Havurah, Kehillah, is for Jews and their friends who are in their 20s and 30s. This group meets monthly for Shabbat dinner, holidays, volunteer projects, bar nights, and discussion.

Our newest group is the LGBTQ Havurah for members and friends. They meet for a monthly Shabbat dinner. To join, email office@shamayim.org.

We have something for everyone. We hope you'll join us!