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What is Oneg Shabbat?

Once a month we come together as a community to dive and explore a chosen topic over a delicious lunch. They are held from 12:45-2:30pm after the Shabbat Morning Service. In 2020, we invite you to our Oneg Shabbat Series on A Compelling Judaism, What are the values of our (progressive) Community?

"What is progressive Judaism? Is it just Judaism-Lite? And, what is Westminster Synagogue, anyway? Is it Reform? Is it Liberal? I have heard many people refer to it as either." We will address these questions and more, and we will consider possible, competing impulses within progressive Judaisms, find inspiration in our classical teachings and our own interests, and identify practical ways to act in and outside of our community.  Over our six Oneg Discussions of 2020 (see dates and topics below) we will explore: An Ethical Judaism; what are we doing when we pray; the place of Mitzvot; our attitude to Torah, and routes to God. 

Who can come?

This group is for members of all ages and if there is a particular topic you would like to see covered please let us know.

Do I need to bring anything?
Like a Chavurah Supper, we ask that guests bring a dish to add to our Shabbat Table. This can be a sweet or savoury dish that ideally serves 8-12 people. Dishes must be either fish or vegetarian and must not contain nuts (so if you're cooking, check the recipe, if you're buying check the label!)

Do I need to book in?

Yes. There is no charge to join us for the Oneg, but we have limited seating in the room and so want to ensure that we don't disappoint people. To book in, please contact Louise Wendel 

*Please note that dishes must be vegetarian/fish, and nut free*

Dates for Oneg Shabbat 2020
Saturday 22nd February - Progressive approaches to Torah with Rabbi Benji Stanley
Saturday 28th MarchProgressive approaches to God with Rabbi Benji Stanley
Saturday 25th AprilProgressive approaches to prayer with Yael Roberts
Saturday 16th May Progressive approaches to mitzvot with Yael Roberts
Saturday 6th JuneProgressive approaches to the caring for the vulnerable: an Ethical Judaism with Rabbi Benji Stanley
Saturday 18th JulyProgressive approaches to Justice: an Ethical Judaism with Yael Roberts

Sat, 4 July 2020 12 Tammuz 5780