March 23, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
How do we keep our community holy? This week’s Torah reading describes how the priest would enter the Mishkan in the morning, make sure the fire on the altar was still burning and take out the embers of the previous day’s sacrifices. Out with the old, in with the new! In order to be holy, we must remove that which no longer serves us, though that’s easier to do when the object to be removed is external. What do we do with shame, guilt, anger and other negative emotions? What about our patterns and beliefs that perhaps could also use some spring cleaning? What about our traumas, our grief, our addictions and our pain? How do we remove those in order to make more space for the holiness inside us to emerge?
On this Shabbat, Rabbi Ilan Glazer will share original prayer melodies and insights from his new book And God Created Recovery: Jewish Wisdom to Help You Break Free From Your Addiction, Heal Your Wounds, and Unleash Your Inner Freedom. Together, we can lift ourselves ever higher and rededicate our lives to maintaining the fire of holiness inside us. Rabbi Ilan Glazer is a freelance rabbi, speaker and transformation coach who has drummed with a who’s who of the Jewish musical world.
Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share. We’ll be in the Chapel.