Friday, March 4, 2011

March at MoHoLo

The News & Intro Bit:

Brett's away on tour with Gabby Young ( so we're joined by Laura Wolfisz for a massive March. Lots of Purim-related events coming up, including our big Inner Animal Purim Party, and a couple of very special story-telling and listening events.

Oh and a heads up for our Davening in the Dark Shabbat in June. Book now - limited numbers.

The Events Bit:

06 March · 15:00 - 17:30
Mask and Costume Clinic
Yes, Purim is nearly upon us... With a little bit of glitter and Purim magic we will turn simple everyday materials into beautiful and unique creations. Please bring some recycled or reusable objects, veggie snacks for tea and most importantly your creativity and imagination! The costume clinic will be a chance to discuss any costume ideas you have but maybe don't know where to start or would like some advice as to how to make sure you really stand out from the crowd.

06 March · 19:30 - 21:00
I'm Hans Christian Andersen (brush up performance / dress rehearsal)
Following last month's beautiful storytelling night with Nick Hennessey, RRR unpacks her storytelling show and performs a pared down, intimate performance before taking it on the road around the UK. £6 Limited space. Please EMAIL to book, and we will send you a reply to confirm your spot in the room or on the waiting list.

08 March · 19:30 - 22:30
The Art of Mindful Drinking
A special pre-Purim session from Meaning Through Being's Zvi Bellin. The Talmud teaches that "Wine Enters and Secrets Emerge." A Jewish ritual based on drinking might be fun for hedonistic Purim parties, but is there more to gain than a hangover? This session will explore how we can engage in this important mitzvah with greater wisdom and intention. We will explore the kind of secrets the Rabbis were talking about, and how to uncover these secrets either through alcohol or without chemical intoxication.

14 March · 19:30 - 21:30
Mishloach Manot Packathon
It is a custom to send gifts of food on Purim. These Gifts are called Mishloach Manot and are intended to increase friendship and fellowship.' You are invited to bake and decorate delicious vegan hamentashen! The idea is to pack them up and give them to individuals and groups in the community to promote peace and goodwill.

20 March · 15:00 - 22:00
Inner Animal Purim Party
Release your party animal at our day-of-Purim Sunday afternoon of animalistic mayhem. When we're obliged to get until we can't tell our right from our left, come to express your in-the-wild side, and bring whatever drink you'd like to consume and share with others. Featuring:
* Balkan beats and breaks
* Professional costume life-drawing: capture your animal!
* Professional face-painting
* In-house veterinary service
Celebrate Purim with us! Let your inner animal free! Kwwwwwwaaaaa

24 March · 19:00 - 21:00
Honouring (& Celebrating!) the Absent
There are friends and relatives no longer alive who still light up our lives, and we love and want to celebrate them. But sometimes, what with all this British-ness it can be hard to know when to launch into such a topic. So bring us a memory about them to share. lease join us for a joyful and tender listening circle (you don't have to speak). Feel free to bring things to help you 'show and tell' if you like. We will be joined by artists who will make a picture as we speak, taking words and imagery and transforming them into a piece of art for the house, so if possible, please bring a small photocopy of a picture of the person you want to talk about.

27 March · 14:30 - 17:00
Jewelry Creation
Would you like to create your own beautiful jewelry? In this workshop, we will learn how to make earrings, pendants, and charms. Everything will be provided for you, and everyone will go home with beautiful creations of their own. This will cost £6 for beads for your jewelry - the rest will be provided by Moishe House. Also, because of the teaching nature of this workshop, it is limited to eight people. Please EMAIL Alli at to reserve your place.

03 June · 19:00 - 22:00 (but book early!)
Davening in the Dark: A Shabbat of Sensory Deprivation
Dive into more blindfolded lusciousness at MoHoLo, this time as a very special Friday night. We'll create a safe space to explore dancing, praying and eating, without the use of sight. What does darkness do to your Shabbat experience? Can you surrender with grace and devotion?
7pm Dancing in the Dark (12 people max)
8pm Davening in the Dark (20 people max - a traditional *and* creative service)
9pm Dining in the Dark (20 people max - pot luck, non-meat)
Shabbat comes in at 8.56pm - we will use amplified music until the service starts at 8pm.
Limited number so we need people to EMAIL to confirm their place.

Much love from MoHoLo.

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