Shabbat Evening Songfest

By Arnie Warshawsky

Reb Dan Lev and his bride Margie Walkover hosted the first of what he hopes will become a regular event on the last Shabbat of the month.  Everyone in the community is invited to attend. The idea is for people to join in friendship, song, and meditation as we bring Shabbat to a close. And because we are who we are, there is always something to nosh afterwards. At this inaugural songfest, we all met at Dan and Margie’s home a little before sundown on March 30. We sang–mostly Israeli songs–meditated on the meaning of the songs, and generally had a very good time. Even I can sing the lai, lai, lai. Dan and Margie had prepared booklets filled with songs, mostly transliterated into English, for everyone. Dan played guitar, Don Armstrong played ukulele, and Paul McDonald played percussion. As sundown approached, we brought the songfest to a close and all gathered in a circle to celebrate Havdalah. After Havdalah we all joined in with the pot-luck nosh. Everyone had a great time. Maybe we’ll see you next month.