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VASHON HAVURAH NEWSLETTER • JANUARY 2021
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Zoom Tu B'Shvat Seder
Saturday, January 30, 5 pm 

Please join us for songs, storytelling, and discussion celebrating connections between Judaism and ecology. Tu B’Shvat is the Birthday of the Trees, the time when the sap begins to flow up from the roots to nourish and replenish the tree.

Come make a commitment to take action for climate justice!

 
 
To prepare: please have some fruits and nuts representing three categories;

1. pitted (olives, dates, plums, etc)
2. Hard outside (Nuts in their shells, bannanas, citrus)
3. Soft inside and out (grapes, figs).

Please also bring a spoonful of maple syrup and a story about a tree to share.
 

Co-sponsored by Vashon Havurah and Vashon Climate Action Group


Register Here for the Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest!

The Seattle Jewish Community is hosting a big festival aligning climate action with Tu B'Shvat. Click above to register for a myriad of events and activities. 
Interested in Jewish events in the greater Seattle area?
Check out the Jewish Federation's Newsletter HERE.
Directions for getting onto Zoom:

If you are using a laptop or desktop with webcam and microphone, click the “join zoom meeting” link, and your default browser will open a zoom window. You do not need to create an account.  Depending on your security settings, you may get a banner asking if you want to download or run the Zoom program. Click “yes” or “agree” or “run”.

If you are using a phone or tablet, go to zoom.us and download the Zoom mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. You do not need to create an account. When you click the “join zoom meeting” link, the app will open.
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handsAbout Us

 The Havurah is proud to be an all-volunteer organization, maintained by the cooperative energy of its members. We are blessed with many hard-working folks. Here's our board:
 
 
President:              Suzanne Greenberg
Vice President:      Meredith Cummings
Clerk/Secretary:    Alice Bloch
Treasurer:              Amy Greenberg

 
We welcome your ideas and skills too!   CONTACT US 
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Sustain Us

We depend on your wise and generous hearts for:
• monthly or annual membership contributions.
• donations in honor of births, bar/bat mizvah,
   graduations, weddings, and other happy events.
• donations in memory of beloved family members
   and friends.

 
Four easy ways you can help!
 
1. Save Your Thriftway Receipts:
Vashon Thriftway gives 1% of your purchases to the Havurah!
Simply circle the "net sales" and write your name and phone number on that side of the receipt. Add up your totals and bring them to Louise Olsen's house at 17218 97th Pl. SW, #102A. She has a box on the porch for receipts. 
2. Use Amazon Smile:
Amazon gives 0.5% of your purchases to the Havurah! Click:
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3. Send Contributions with PayPal:
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4. Mail a check:
 Vashon Havurah • PO Box 89 • Vashon WA 98070

THANK YOU!
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