Events: Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice
AA 11th Step Meeting
7:00 p.m. on Mondays, CRSSJ Prayer Garage, 1233 Park Street, back of building, north entrance
Text Study: the Book of NUMBERS
Noon on Tuesdays, CRSSJ Prayer Garage
An Inter-religious Bible Study (with theological probability and the occasional statistic --genealogy, really). We’ll discuss some of the Bible’s greatest stories… (Think talking donkeys, anxious scouts, jealous siblings and sticks and stones make… water.) All are welcome!
Lunch provided, RSVP appreciated to Stacey Cannon by Monday evening.
Grinnell Community Meal
5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays
Grinnell Community Meal is served every week by SJAG. The meal is FREE and open to the public. The Community Meal is coordinated and sponsored by the Social Justice Action Group (SJAG). For more information or if your group would like to prepare a meal, please contact 269-4597 or 269-4981. Volunteers are always needed to help with prep, serve, and clean up.
Marijuana Anonymous Meeting
5 p.m. on Wednesdays and 5 p.m. on Saturdays, CRSSJ Prayer Garage
Council on Religious Life
5:30 p.m. Wednesday April 9, Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 224A
The Council on Religious Life meets twice each month for interreligious dialogue and the planning of multi-religious programming for the campus. Everyone is welcome. Email RSVP by Tuesday evening to Stacey Cannon.
Grinnell Meditation Group
8:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and 3:45 p.m. on Saturdays, CRSSJ Prayer Garage
Grinnell Meditation is a mindfulness practice group for anyone who wants to connect to the present moment and cultivate awareness. These meetings will be no shorter than 30 minutes, no longer than 1 hour, and will have the following format: 5-10 minutes of basic instruction and approximately 20 minutes of sitting meditation. There will be an optional discussion group afterwards for those who wish to stay. Questions or more information please email meditation.
Gumma: Muslim Prayer
1:30 p.m. on Fridays, CRSSJ Prayer Garage
Prayer is led by prayer leader Kamal Hammouda. For more information please email hammoudk or questions about prayer time can be directed to 269-4981.
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
5:15 p.m. on Fridays, Chalutzim lounge
All are welcome to this weekly informal egalitarian service, which provides a spiritual and self-reflective cap to the week, ushering in the Sabbath, day of rest and renewal. The service takes place in the Chalutzim lounge in the Multi-cultural suites, from 5:15 to 6 p.m. For more information about this event or Jewish life on campus, please email Rabbi Rob Cabelli or call 269-4266.
5:15 p.m. on Fridays, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Please join us for Shabbat Table (6:15 PM in Rosenfield Center, Room 209), a bountiful way to bring the week to a close with friends and community in a spirit of peace and gratitude, with a delicious vegetarian meal cooked and prepared by students in the Chalutzim student group in the Chalutzim kosher kitchen. Shabbat Table, as well as the informal egalitarian service that precedes it (5:15 in the Chalutzim lounge), is open to everyone. RSVP’s for Shabbat Table [Chalutz] are recommended, by Wednesday if possible, with your ID number if you are able to donate a meal from your meal plan. For more information about this event or Jewish life on campus, please contact Rabbi Rob Cabelli.
Shabbat Torah Study
10:30-Noon on Saturdays, CRSSJ Prayer Garage
What is Torah study? We read and interrogate texts from the Five Books of Moses (i.e. Torah) according to the presumption that this ancient compilation has important things to say about the human condition, but we make no assumptions about what they are. We mine it for meaning, trying to insinuate ourselves into the “mind of the Torah.” We encounter language and literary theory, spirituality, philosophy, anthropology, philology, ideas of justice and questions about the nature of life and the universe, and a whole lot more in our explorations. All are welcome – you need not know Hebrew at all, though we do delve into it at times, nor hold any particular religious or theological beliefs, practices, or tenets – that’s not what this is about. For more information please contact Rabbi Rob Cabelli.
Lox ‘N Bagel Brunch
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month, Rosenfield Center, Room 209
Yearning for real lox, bagels, and cream cheese? Want to wake up to OJ and coffee, fresh fruit, freshly scrambled eggs, and more before heading off to study? Join us for Chalutzim's lox & bagel Sunday brunch, the first Sunday of every month. Eat and schmooze (that is, kickback and chill)! Bring your friends. All are welcome, but remember that the early bird gets the fish. For more information please contact Rabbi Rob Cabelli.
Walk-in Conversation & Counseling
Religious Life Staff are available for confidential conversation and counseling for students, staff and faculty.
Walk-in hours follow (or please contact us at 269-4981 for an appointment):
Rev. Deanna Shorb
Dean of Religious Life and Chaplain
Mondays (2:00 PM—3:00 PM) at Spencer Grill
Tuesdays (10:00 AM—11:30 AM) CRSSJ
Rabbi Rob Cabelli
Tuesdays (10:30 AM—Noon) CRSSJ
Wednesdays (3:00 PM—4:00 PM) CRSSJ
Thursdays (1:00 PM—2:00 PM) at Spencer Grill
Adjunct Muslim Prayer Leader
Going Solo For Prayer and Meditation?
The prayer rooms at the Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice (2nd Floor, 1233 Park St) and Herrick Chapel (Basement) are open daily 8 a.m. until midnight.