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Dear Friends,


January brings several inspiring experiences and learning opportunities.


Wed. Jan. 15- A Kabbalistic Tu B'Shevat Seder

Fri. Jan. 31- Kabbalat Shabbat with Shir Yaakov and Igal Harmelin


A new class series on Mysticism of the Aleph Bet, Part 2  begins on Jan. 28th.

You don't need to have taken Part 1 to have a rich learning experience in this class.

Scroll down this email  for all our Jan. events. Details are also available on the Rimon website: www.rimonberkshires.org. 


With Blessings for a healthy New Year,

Rabba Kaya


Tu B'Shevat Seder

 A Celebration of Trees

Tu B'Shevat Seder


Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 6:30-9:00pm 

First Congregational Church of Stockbridge

4 Main St, Stockbridge,MA


inverted tree  

Tu B'Shevat celebrates and honors the special gifts of trees. In Israel, it is the time when the trees begin to emerge from their winter sleep and burst into flower. The 16th century kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria introduced the mystical Tu B'Shevat seder in which a variety of fruits and nuts are shared along with four glasses of wine/grape juice. Through music, learning, blessing and eating mindfully, participants will partake in a spiritual journey through the senses.

The ritual seder will be followed by a vegetarian potluck dinner

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share with the everyone.

To help defray the costs of this program, there will be a fee of $10/person.
If this presents a hardship, please let us know. No one will be turned away.
Everyone is welcome.

RSVP is required.  

Please contact info@rimonberkshires.org or call 413.274.1034

   Informational Meeting for Spain Trip
Would you like to learn more about the Retreat in Spain? Please join us for an informational meeting to discuss in detail the itinerary, travel plans, cost and flexibility of dates. 
Sunday Jan. 12, 2014
11:00am - 12:30pm
358 North Plain Rd. Housatonic, MA
This meeting will take place after the Prayer and Meditation group. Please consider attending both. See Below.



Morning Prayer and Meditation Group

Wednesdays January 8, 29 &  Feb. 5,12,19

and Sunday Jan. 12th


 358 North Plain Rd (Rt. 41). Housatonic,MA


Join us for gentle chanting of morning Hebrew prayers, niggunim (wordless melodies) and Jewish meditation.


No fee. Donations are greatly appreciated.


Please let us know if you are planning to attend by emailing kaya@rimonberkshires.org



Kabbalat Shabbat

A Musical and Contemplative 

Kabbalat Shabbat Service 

and Pot-Luck Dinner

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014


Chapel of the Church on the Hill

55 Main St., Lenox, MA 



Rabbi Shir Yaakov Feinstein-Feit
    Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman
           Igal Harmelin
Shir Yaakov is an abba, 
singer, composer, designer, producer, and teacher. Whether as Creative Director of Romemu; in song circles, synagogues, yeshivas and intentional communities around the world; and in Jewish, multi-faith, and non-affiliated spiritual contexts, Shir Yaakov weaves a tapestry of kabbalistic wisdom, contemporary songwriting, and deep personal spirituality. He has recorded and released four albums of original music. His latest recording is "One Bead" with the world music ensemble The Epichorus.
 Rimon was pleased to introduce The Epichorus
 to the Berkshire community last summer.http://shiryaakov.com 
Israeli born Igal Harmelin-Moria has been practicing and teaching meditation around the world for 40 years. In his blog www.IGodblog.com he writes commentaries on the weekly portion of the Torah from the perspective of evolving spiritual consciousness.


Please plan to arrive between 5:45 and 6:00pm as the service will begin promptly at 6:00pm.             
RSVP is necessary.
Please let us know the number of people planning to attend and the dish you plan to bring. All dishes must be vegetarian and appropriate to be served at room temp.            


Donations to support this program are greatly appreciated.
Mysticism of the Aleph-Bet: Part 2 
Tuesdays: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, March 4, 11
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Chapel of the Church on the Hill
55 Main St., Lenox, MA
Our series on the Aleph-Bet continues. We will discover the deep mysticism of the final 12 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, which contain within them worlds of Jewish spiritual knowledge, universal spiritual values and ethics for living a balanced life. No prior knowledge of Hebrew is necessary. Classes are open to all, even if you haven't attended Part 1 of this series.


Fee: $120 series

         $25/individual classes

         Reduced fee available upon request.


To Register:  Call 413-274-1034 or email info@rimonberkshires.org


About Us 

 Rimon, the Hebrew word for pomegranate, is symbolic of our mission to disperse the seeds of Jewish spirituality to transform and raise consciousness for the sake of healing and repairing our world.


RImon offers the treasures of Jewish spiritual wisdom and traditions to any 

and all seekers, wherever they may be on their spiritual journey. 

We embrace diversity. Everyone is welcome


Rimon is an affiliate of Jewish Federation of the Berkshires 


413-274-1034,  info@rimonberkshires.org