Each chavurah has its own personality.
A chavurah is a small group of people -- including couples, individuals and families -- who get together periodically.
The primary purpose is to encourage Jewish families to know and interact with other Jewish families. This strengthens community ties and is a window into the Synagogue, particularly for new members.
A chavurah determines its own agenda. Most chavurot are social, where friendship, food and talk are paramount. The groups often celebrate Jewish holidays with each other, which is particularly important when one is far from relatives. A chavurah could focus on conversation: perhaps reading a Jewish-related article or book and discussing it. Or the chavurah may choose to attend Synagogue functions as a group. The group determines its own course, and each chavurah has its own personality.
The Synagogue is not involved with the affairs of the chavurah other than to assist in its formation. People can express interest in joining a group, and the Synagogue will group people together based on expressed interest. But it is up to each group to form itself. No one makes a commitment by attending an initial meeting of a chavurah; each will decide if the chemistry and commonality of interests is appropriate for them.
Express your interest in joining a chavurah by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Please identify your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, age of adults and age of children, if appropriate. Any particular interests should also be noted. It's a great way to make new Jewish friends.
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