Shabbat Round-Up: Nefesh Service Tonight, Superbloom Update, Shavuot, and Upcoming Actions & Events

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Shabbat Shalom, Nefesh community! We’d love for you to join us for Service tonight, Friday May 7, 7pm Pacific time.

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Superbloom: Nefesh Spring Fundraiser Update 🌿 🪕

Thank you, community! We are at 75% of our $25,000 goal thanks to all your donations and sharing.

Shavuot Approaches 📖 🧀

  • Join Nefesh on Sunday, May 16, as Shavuot begins at sundown. 7:30pm PT. We honor this tradition with study, song, poetry, and shir berenj: delicious rice pudding with orange blossom water. Nefesh Tikkun Leil Shavuot.
  • Nefesh White Jewish Anti-Racist Dialogue meets earlier that day, Sunday 5/16, 2:30pm PT
    • Final sessions for this cycle May 16 and June 20, details here
    • Much more below about social justice, racial justice, and Tikkun
  • Shavuot with Hartman @ Home: a selection of reads

Tikkun Olam and Social Justice ✊🏾 ⚖️

  • Next Lev Shalem with Nefesh, Monday June 7, 2021:

Lev Shalem is a monthly space for Jewish people and allies committed to social justice as a volunteer and/or staff person. It will be a heart-centered circle for support, connection, and spiritual resources to ground and sustain us. June’s meeting is co-facilitated by Nefesh Kin Ethne Dennis  and our Community Weaver Ian Schiffer. Register for Lev Shalem Zoom here

  • Nefesh Tikkun Team Abolitionist Action Hour 5/19: Join the Nefesh Tikkun Team for our first Action Hour and Meeting: Wednesday May 19, 6:30 PT. Our first 30 minutes will be for people interested in Nefesh’s Tikkun Team and then 7-8PT will be focusing primarily on taking action for abolitionist campaigns (aiming to dismantle prisons, policing, surveillance, militarism, and all systems of violent state control). Together we’ll pressure decision makers to agree to community demands from around the country through phone calls, emails, petitions, and more. Whether you’re newer to abolition work or you’re already actively engaged in anti-policing and anti-prison campaigns, this is the space for you to hear concrete action steps we can take individually as Jews from all backgrounds to help build a more liberated future for all.
  • May 20 REPAIR presents “The Roots & Persistence of White Nationalism in the United States”
    • Featuring Hector Amaya, Ginna Green, and Shannon Speed, this conversation engages the origins of white nationalism in the United States, and its longevity across generations, geographies, and political moments
    • Save the date! Thursday, May 20th, 12:30pm PDT/ 3:30pm EDT on Zoom
    • Registration and details: https://roots.eventbrite.com
  • Eastside Jews presents “Intersectionality and Class: From ‘Leaning In’ to Solidarity”, a 3-part class May 12, 19, 26. Class is limited to 30 people, register here!

For Queer Jews 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

Community Care ⛑ 🤲🏽

  • New Resources: See our COVID Care page for this and more.
    • WellFed from NuRoots is back: The COVID-19 crisis continues to tighten budgets and has forced many — Jewish young adults in particular — to live without reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food. Many of our community members are facing challenges caused by the pandemic, and hunger and food insecurity are among them. In response, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is making more $250 gift cards immediately available to redeem at grocery stores through our program, WellFed. If you’re a Jewish young adult between the ages of 18 and 40, live in the Greater L.A. area, and are experiencing any kind of food insecurity, this resource is for you.
    • Nefesh: Covid Care resources – Give and Get Help

Nefesh Community In the World 👨🏼‍🎤 📘

Shabbat Shalom, friends!