Through this fraught time of pandemic and quarantine, our community has been collecting data and soliciting feedback to guide us as we strive to continue to meet the spiritual needs of our congregants. (If you are in need of *material* support - or are willing to sign-up as a volunteer, please visit our "Chesed" page.)
Though we cannot safely gather in person, we are excited to announce the launch of these compelling programs in the name of "KIRUV" - "bringing us closer" to ourselves, to one another and to the spiritual sustenance of our tradition:
- weekly Torah study, starting May 6
- a public lecture with Dr. Schneur Zalman Newfield about the experience of leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy
- a special "Jewish Journeys" cohort learning program - for new choosers of Judaism & returning seekers, launched in June
- a program with Dr. Laura Geller, author of Getting Good at Getting Older
- programming for the month of Elul to prepare ourselves for the High Holidays
Read on for more info!
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🍛LUNCHTIME LEARNING: Weekly Drop-In Torah Study starting MAY 6
WEDNESDAYS @ 12-12:45 PM, starting May 6
Reading a chunk of Torah each week, known as parashat ha-shavua ("weekly portion"), is one of our most ancient religious practices, offering insight into our ancestral tradition as well as a colorful mirror through which can reflect on our lives and our society today.
Drop-in for some informal lunchtime Torah study led by various teachers in our community. In true Reconstructionist style, we'll put the ancient Torah text, traditional commentaries, and the insights from our own lives in conversation with one another.
All are welcome! No previous experience in Torah study is necessary. Please REGISTER HERE to receive a Zoom link and password, which will be good for each week's session.
🧳JEWISH JOURNEYS: For new choosers of Judaism & returning seekers!
Date & Duration Launched in June 2020!
Maybe you're on the conversion path and are seeking to dig deeply into what living a Jewish life is all about; maybe you're a Hebrew school drop-out seeking to dive into your ancestral traditions for resilience through these fraught times. Whether you're newly choosing Judaism for yourself (conversion) or seeking to establish your identity as a practicing Jewish adult (B'nai Mitzah), we want to support you on your Jewish Journey through this extended course offering for Jews by Choice and Jews seeking to formally establish their Jewish identity through a Bar/Bat/B'nai Mitzvah. ***Click HERE to learn more and to sign-up for updates about this program.***
Are you interested in leading or facilitating a program, class, lecture, session, workshop, etc.? Or is there something that you're craving that you think we can bring you? Contact us!