Kiruv: Programs to Keep You Close

Kiruv @ T'chiyah

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:

  • a 4-part class with Dr. Justin Sledge, beginning April 29
  • weekly Torah study, starting May 6
  • a book talk & Q+A with author Shuffy Golberg
  • a special "Jewish Journeys" cohort learning program - for new choosers of Judaism & returning seekers, to be launched in June

Read on for more info!

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🌐 LIVE CLASS: "The End is Just the Beginning" Intro to Jewish Apocalypticism with Dr. Justin Sledge

WEDNESDAYS @ 7-8 PM: April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20 
You asked, we answered. The inimitable Dr. Justin Sledge returns for another one of his beloved Jewish learning courses - with lectures provided live via Zoom. This time, with a theme relevant to our current era: The Apocalypse. Come and learn some of the weirdest, wildest and most bewildering texts the Jewish tradition (and beyond) has to offer. ***RSVP required. Free for T'chiyah members; suggested donation of $10/session for non-members.***

🍛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. 


️🎙️ BOOK TALK & Q+A: "My Morningless Mornings," with author Shuffy GolbergWednesday, June 3 @ 7 PM

Join us on June 3rd at 7 PM for an evening of literature and conversation with Stefany Anne (Shuffy) Golberg, author of the new memoir-meditation on day and night MY MORNINGLESS MORNINGS!

We’ll hear some selections from her new work and hopefully other pieces her reverent, wry, poignant oeuvre, as she broadcasts from her Detroit home, The Huckleberry Explorer’s Club Museum and General Store. 

***REGISTER HERE*** Open to the public. Attendees are invited to make a contribution in Shuffy’s honor to Congregation T’chiyah.


🧳JEWISH JOURNEYS: For new choosers of Judaism & returning seekers! 

Date & Duration TBD: Launching 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!

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  • Jake Ehrlich
    published this page 2020-04-28 11:41:10 -0400