Blessing of the Animals: The Shabbat You and Your Pets Have Been Waiting For!

Date: 
October 21, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Body: 

Under the oak trees at Beth El

Most of our Shabbat services are geared towards humans...but not on the afternoon of November 5th! This Shabbat, we read the parashah (Torah portion) of Noah, describing how Noah saves all the animals on earth from the flood. We'll read Psalms about the creation of animals, sing songs giving thanks for the amazing variety of life around us, and take time to name and remember beloved animal companions who have died. Followed by an oneg with human and animal treats.
 
All animals are welcome who can manage in a mixed-species crowd. Bring dogs on leashes, birds, lizards, hamsters, fish, tarantulas...even a horse is planning to join us this year! Rabbi Zellman will be leading this service and will give a special blessing to each animal in attendance. (Children and pets should be accompanied by adults.)