Progressive Judaism in Stockholm

Welcome to a weekend filled with warmth, empathy and learning.

More information of each activity can be found on the signup pages.
Addresses to each activity will be emailed to you after the final registration date.

Friday, 10 February – 5.30 pm
Sukkat Shalom kabbalat shabbat led by our own Rabbi Rebecca Lillian.
Theme: Refugee shabbat
We end the evening with a simple kiddush – challah, wine/juice and fruit.

Obligatory registration:  Kabbalat Shabbat Signup  
Final registration date: Wednesday, 8 February


Saturday, 11 February – 10 am 
Talking Torah: Parshat Yitro: Holiness and Justice; Spirituality and Activism
Read Parshat Yitro on Sefaria in Hebrew or English.
Read Parshat Yitro in Biblen 2000 (2 mos 18) in Swedish.

Obligatory registration: Talking Torah Signup
Final registration date: Wednesday, 8 February


Sunday, 12 Februry – 10 am
Progressive Judaism: What, Why, When, Who, Where, How?
An Adult (teen-agers welcome) Education Series
Join Rabbi Rebecca Lillian for a series of seminars on the evolution of Progressive Judaism, and how we at PJS Sukkat Shalom view ourselves.
This is session one of a four-part series. You are welcome to attend one, some, or all.

Materials will be in English, but conversation is welcome in both Swedish and English.

Obligatorisk anmälan: Adult Education Signup
Final registration date: Wednesday, 8 February

Warmest welcome
Progressiv Judendom i Stockholm

The board of PJS

Adult Education: Becoming Jewish
Sunday, 29 January – 10 am

Join us for a discussion with Rebecca Lillian, our new rabbi.
Ever since our ancestors left Egypt, there have been non-Jews who have wanted to join our people. And beginning with the story of Ruth and Naomi, our narratives include Jews-by-choice who contribute greatly to our heritage. But if to be a Jew is not a religion only, but also a multi-faceted culture, what does it mean to become a Jew by choice? This a long and never-ending story, so this adult session will introduce this topic.
Other sessions will follow in the spring.

Language will be a combination of English and Swedish.

Obligatory registration:  SIGN UP HERE
Final registration date for all events: 26 January
Place: Central Stockholm, the address will be emailed to you after the final registration date.

Warmest welcome
Progressiv Judendom i Stockholm

The board of PJS

Talking Torah:
Parashat Bo: Unity in Diversity
Saturday, 28 January – 10 am

Join us in discussing Parshat Hashavua with Rebecca Lillian, our new rabbi.

In Parshat Bo, we learn that when the enslaved Israelites fled Egypt, they were accompanied by” a mixed multitude who went up with them.” (Shemot/2nd Moses book 12:38) What is a mixed multitude? Rashi, the great medieval commentator, tells us that it is a mixture of converts of different nationalities. Throughout history, other commentators have offered varied ideas. The text is clear, though: from the start, Jewish people have always lived and worked side-by-side with non-Jews.

In today’s interconnected, globalised, yet increasingly nationalistic world, what can we learn from Parashat Bo about how to create unity in diversity?
Discussion will be a combination of English and Swedish

(Read this Torah portion, Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 on Sefaria in Hebrew or English, or read it in Swedish from any Torah translation)

Obligatory registration:  SIGN UP HERE
Final registration date for all events: 26 January
The location address will be emailed to you after the final registration date.

Warmest welcome
Progressiv Judendom i Stockholm

The board of PJS

 

We welcome our new rabbi – 13-15 January

PJS and Sukkat Shalom welcome our new Rabbi, Rebecca Lillian and her husband Jan Swartz, with a weekend full of activities, January 13-15, 2023.
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Friday, January 13 – at 6 p.m.
Introduction shabbat service
Sukkat Shalom’s introduction shabbat service led by Avital Shein and Tim Kynerd with our musicians David Francisco and Sonja Kalmering.

After the service is the PJS potluck dinner. Please bring lots to share with others of a main dish of either fish, dairy, fruit, vegetables, or pastries…Everything should be ready to put directly on the table and preferably with serving utensils. Remember to arrive early enough on Friday evening to unpack and place your contribution on the buffet table.
PJS arranges cold and hot drinks at cost.

During the dinner, Ingrid Lomfors and our chairman Eva-Britt Henmark Lapidus will each give a welcome speech.

Rabbi Rebecca Lillian will hold a dvar torah about darkness and light (based upon parshat hashavua) during the evening.
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Saturday, January 14 – at 4 p.m.
Havdalah and Torah
After we celebrate Havdalah together, we will participate in a shiur led by Rabbi Rebecca Lillian with the theme L’ovdah ul’shomrah: To serve and protect the earth. In the opening chapters of Bereshit (Genesis), human beings are instructed to work the land, and to protect it. Unfortunately, we have not lived up to this assignment. What else do Jewish texts teach us about how to. be better stewards of the planet Earth?
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Sunday, January 15 – at 10:00-12:00.

Coffee with the rabbi
Rabbi Rebecca Lillian will be available for personal meetings at a cafe in Stockholm. If you want to have fika with her, write to info@progjud.se for information about the location.

Obligatory registration for Friday and Saturday  SIGN UP HERE
Final registration date for all events: 11 January

Please chose the box for which days you plan to attend.
The location address will be emailed to you after the final registration date.

Warmest welcome.
Progressiv Judendom i Stockholm
The board of PJS