Ahavat Olam

A progressive synagogue in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Shabbat morning  תפילת שבת 

August 6, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

Ahavat Olam Synagogue welcomes everyone to join us in person, outdoors and on line via Zoom in thoughtful, moving Shabbat morning prayers on August 6, 2022 at 10:00 am, mostly sung, much in Hebrew, some in English, some in the language of the heart and in the speech of the angels. Please join us if you can!

In person outdoors: 

  • Please be fully vaccinated. Masks heartily encouraged.
  • RSVP to info@ahavat-olam.ca to let us know you’ll be coming so we know how many to expect, and so I can send you the location information. We’ll be meeting on the rooftop deck of our apartment. We have limited room — spacious, but not infinite — so first RSVP’d, first served.
  • Please plan to arrive by 10:00 am or you may have trouble getting in. Come 10 or 20 minutes early, enjoy the garden, and schmooze!
  • There’ll be a washroom available inside.
  • It will be sunny and warm and there won’t be a lot of shade. Please bring hats, sunscreen, water — maybe an umbrella.
  • After services, we can head to nearby Guelph (better known as Dude Chilling) Park for a picnic kiddush luncheon. Bring picnic food!

On line via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87961573615?pwd=eHRTWEV6dDNneWs2U2M5a0dIVHNVdz09. Remember that, since we’ll be conducting a live Shabbat service and Zoom is a very different medium from Real Life, the experience probably won’t feel quite as connected and intimate as with our regular Zoom services. We’ll do our best.

The weekly parshah (Torah portion) is Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22). Moses sits the Children of Israel down on the other side of the Jordan and recounts episodes of their 40 years in the wilderness; he encourages them in their coming entry into the Land.

This shabbat is also Tisha B’Av — the 9th day of the month of Av — typically a day of mourning for the destruction of the Temple and for other misfortunes. Because Shabbat is a day of rejoicing, we postpone fasting and reading the Book of Lamentations until Sunday.


If you have questions, please write to info@ahavat-olam.ca.

[Image: Red Winter Rose by Marcus Ganahl on Unsplash. Tisha B’Av is a time of grief and loss; here’s a image that perhaps captures some of the melancholy that accompanies such a time.]


August 6, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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Ahavat Olam Synagogue


on line via Zoom and in person outdoors: register at info@ahavat-olam.ca