Peeling a Pomegranate Rosh Hashanah 2009/5770
Come and join in the 7th annual Peeling a Pomegranate Rosh Hashanah service/ritual, once again sponsored by Becoming.
This service/ritual is perfect for Renewalniks, Earth-based Jews, Jewitches, Jewish Pagans, Pagans of Jewish Ethnicity, or anyone who feel that annual call of the ancestors, and wish to celebrate the “birthday of the world,” but is looking for a more participatory and earth-based experience. While this service is is intended for Earth-based Jews, it is open to any, Jewish or Gentile, who wish to attend.
Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2009
Time: Gather: 7:00 p.m. Service: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Nolte Park Activity Building, 200 Denver Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Volunteers: Want to help? 202-415-9911 or Email
Cost: A $15 donation is requested to help with costs, but not required.
Bring your shofars and drums, and ritual dress is encouraged – but street clothes are fine. If you’ve celebrated, you know what to expect — so now you can participate even more! Like last year, we’ll be using many of the Kohenet chants and songs, which are earthy versions of Jewish chants or “Jewified Goddess Chants,” as Holly Taya Shere calls them. To prepare you may want to review your year and begin thinking about what it is you what to do or who it is you want to be in the new year.
After the ritual, there will be Kiddush where sweets and desserts will be served. Please feel free to bring something to share to ensure we all have a sweet new year!
Leave your RSVP as a comment below. Do NOT leave your phone or email in the comment field, just fill in the email field with a valid email address. RSVPs are needed to ensure we do not exceed the capacity of our location. Please do a mitzvah and RSVP in advance.
Nolte Park is a Montgomery County Park, so alcohol is not permitted. The location is NOT metro accessible and I do not know if it can accommodate wheelchairs.
The service will be held inside this year. Incense will be used. Please not children under 12 without checking with Ketzirah first.