Tefilat Shalom: A Service of Comfort and Peace
Spring is a time of renewal in nature and in us. As we get ready to retell the story of the Exodus from Egypt, we take this opportunity to look at our own life stories and focus on getting out of the narrow places in our lives, the places where we feel stuck and enslaved.
To assist in this process, community members are invited to come together for a special service of comfort and renewal on Thursday evening, April 4. The service will help us connect to these themes, and to each other, as we prepare for Pesach and for springtime.
Presented by the Jewish Community Chaplaincy program of Jewish Family Services, the service will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd St., in Overland Park. The service is open to anyone regardless of one’s level of observance. A light nosh will precede the service at 6:00 p.m. and sweets afterward.
Rabbi Jonathan Rudnick, JFS Community Chaplain, along with Rabbi Moshe Grussgott of Kehilath Israel Synagogue and Lezlie Zucker, community song leader, will facilitate the service that features both traditional prayer and contemporary inspirational readings and music.
If you are interested in a deeply spiritual experience, please consider attending this service. Feel free to invite anyone you think might find meaning in this service.
Part of the service will honor the memories of all of those who have died in our community since the last service in the fall. Those who have had a loved one die in recent months are invited to attend the service and encouraged to be part of this opportunity for restoration by honoring their memory. This will connect to the traditional memorial prayer, Kaddish, toward the end of the service, when the names of all those who have died will be read.
Please make reservations by calling JFS’ office at (913) 327-8250 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.