There is something beautiful about a household where nobody is a stranger and everyone is treated like family. The Essenes and the Pharisees knew this, and a century before the time of Yeshua, founded surrogate family gatherings called chavurot. The followers of Yeshua adopted this model as the foundation of the early Yeshua movement for the first three centuries of its existence. In Jewish terms, they were chavurot: in Christian terms, house churches or home churches.
It is time for us to rediscover and reclaim this ancient model. It is time to rejuvenate our relationships with each other and with God.
Here at Interfaithfulness, we promote this kind of spirituality through our project, CHAI: The Chavurah Action Initiative. CHAI is the Hebrew word for life, and it connotes life in all its fullness of joy, productivity, and relationship. CHAI means life as it is meant to be. Whether you are interested in nurturing that life for your core family or household members, or in sharing that life with others as a chavurah or a house church/home church, we want to help.
Shulchan Shelanu, our Shabbat Table Discussion Guide, is just one instrument designed to renew household spirituality. We invite you to subscribe to it, and to use it to kindle all kinds of exciting discussion with your household members at the Shabbat dinner table. Come join us in spiritual transformation, one household at a time.
Subscribing to Shulchan Shelanu, is only $18 (eighteen dollars) a month, or $180 (one hundred eighty dollars) a year. If you wish to combine a donation with your subscription, the button will provide you with that option. And Thank You!
Building a Bridge to a Better Tomorrow
with Rabbi Stuart Dauermann and Dr. Bruce Stokes.
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