Presence, Light, Manna: What We Need is Here – A Contemplative Shabbat

June 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – June 2, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Havurah Shalom
825 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Rabbi Benjamin Barnett

Presence, Light, Manna: What We Need is Here – A Contemplative Shabbat, Led by Rabbi Benjamin Barnett of Havurah Shalom and Rabbi Joshua Boettiger of Emek Shalom in Ashland

Beginning with Friday evening, then continuing all day Saturday from morning through Havdalah, we will immerse ourselves in contemplative Jewish practice. Through meditation, chanting and prayer, supported by instruction and teaching, we will aim to open hearts and refine our awareness. Our time will be spent in silence, aside from prayer and chanting, as well as brief opportunities to check in about the practice. The retreat is open to everyone, regardless of experience.

Registration to cover expenses is $40 for members of Havurah or Emek Shalom, $50 otherwise. You can register below. The Shabbat morning service and lunch following are open, with no registration needed. Contact Rabbi Benjamin at with questions.

Additional details:

Our Friday evening program will go from 7:30-9:30 pm (dinner is not provided). For those from outside of Portland, home hospitality can be arranged for the night. We will reconvene at 8:30 am and be together until 9:00 pm. Lunch and dinner will be provided, and there will be snacks available throughout the day.

Please RSVP at

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