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Bringing Ruth to Life

Bringing Ruth to Life

May 29, 2020, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Come here the beloved story of Ruth in an ancient new way – traditional chanting, but read as a play. We’re thrilled to welcome special guest Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, also a classical singer with a beautiful voice, to join us for this reading. Rabbi Liz’s community, Reconstructionist congregation Or Haneshamah, of Ottawa, will be with us as well.

We ask you all to join us on Zoom for this reading, in which Rabbi Liz will give voice to Naomi, the story’s tragic and ultimately redeemed matriarch.  Liz will join Rabbi Rachel as Ruth, David Sieradzki as Boaz, Kevin Teichman and Hanna Weissberger as narrators and several Adat Shalom members, each with their own part in the ‘cast’, to bring the text alive for this uncommon season.  If ever there was a time we needed to hear the messages of powerful love, resilience, repair and hope, this must surely be that time.

We’ll follow the reading of Ruth with our own Shabbat and festival mini-maariv – we warmly welcome you to remain with us for those prayers.

We think it’s a capital idea, to unite Ottawa and Washington DC!  We’re delighted to connect our two Reconstructionist communities, and hope to see you in the Zoom room, next Friday.

Join us via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/194665578