🌑 Space Midrash: The Great American Eclipse 2024 🌑
Welcome to Space Midrash, your guide to experiencing the Great American Eclipse of 2024 in Jewish communities across North America. Our dream is to gather over a million American Jews to view this awe-inspiring event from community centers and synagogues.
🌌 About the Eclipse 🌌
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will sweep across North America, casting a shadow of totality that will pass over numerous cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This is a rare and breathtaking event where the moon completely covers the sun, turning day into night for a few magical moments. The path of totality will be accessible to hundreds of millions of people, and the eclipse will be on the long end, with around 4 minutes of totality.
🏘️ Community List 🏘️
We are compiling a list of Jewish communities located along the path of totality. These communities will be hosting viewing events and gatherings for the eclipse. Here are some of the cities that will experience totality:
- Mazatlán, Mexico
- Durango, Mexico
- Torreón, Mexico
- Piedras Negras, Mexico
- San Antonio, Texas, USA
- Austin, Texas, USA
- Waco, Texas, USA
- Dallas, Texas, USA
- Texarkana, Texas, USA
- Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
- Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
- Carbondale, Illinois, USA
- Paducah, Kentucky, USA
- Evansville, Indiana, USA
- Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
- Dayton, Ohio, USA
- Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Burlington, Vermont, USA
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
- Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
- Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
- Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
- Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
- St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Stay tuned for more information about specific communities and events!
🕍 Jewish Perspectives on the Eclipse 🕍
The eclipse is not just a scientific event, but also a spiritual one. It’s an opportunity for intergenerational experience and a chance to discuss the wonders of the universe at the Passover Seder. We believe that witnessing this celestial event can deepen our connection to our faith, our community, and our world.
🌞 Best Practices for Safe Community Events at an Eclipse 🌞
Safety is paramount when viewing an eclipse. Here are some guidelines for hosting safe community events:
- Always use “eclipse glasses” or other solar filters to view the eclipse directly.
- Do not look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.
- If you are within the path of totality, remove your solar filter only when the moon completely covers the sun and it suddenly gets quite dark.
- Be aware of the weather and have a plan for potential weather-related issues.
- Ensure that your location is safe and easily accessible for attendees.
Grab this guide book and white-label event flyer, so you can put on a great inter-organizational multi-generational eclipse celebration for your Jewish Community
📞 Contact Us for More Information 📞
We’re here to help you make the most of the Great American Eclipse of 2024. If you have any questions, need more information, or want to share your plans for the eclipse, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re excited to be part of this journey with you!
Join us in making the Great American Eclipse a powerful and unifying event for Jewish communities across North America. Let’s come together under the shadow of the moon and create memories that will last a lifetime. 🌑🌍🌟
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connecting Jewish People and Communities to Space.
Space /spās/ – the awe-filled cosmos that is begging us to come and know it, and be greater through it.
Midrash /ˈmidˌräSH/ – a Jewish process of providing contemporary commentary through storytelling.