On August 3, 55 Or Emet members and friends, from toddlers to octagenerians, gathered at Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul for a meaningful Havdalah service marking the end of Shabbat, conducted by ritual leader Eva Cohen,

  

 

followed by a picnic with hot dogs (meat and vegie) off the grill, all kinds of temptations brought by attendees, lively conversation, kids games, walks on hiking trails to the Mississippi River, and ending with s-mores over the fire pit.

During the service a burst of rain fell but we were safely under a picnic shelter.  After the service, the rain ceased and our picnic was embraced by a beautiful rainbow, captured above by Or Emet and photographer extraordinaire Sonny Taylor

 

 

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