Intellectual engagement is a cornerstone of empowered Jewish practice. We coordinate a variety of community-driven programs and classes to deepen our work of spirit-nourishing and justice-pursuing.
In addition to weekly Shabbat services (including a monthly "Brunch & Learn" service on the third Shabbat of the month), our community hosts regular programs and special events related to Jewish learning and Torah writ large. Past classes have included our Aleph Bet Intensive, courses with Dr. Justin Sledge on subjects like The Biblical Prophets and Jewish Apocalpyticism, programs on ritual facilitation, community organizing and activism, and more.
As of March 2021, all events are (still) occurring VIRTUALLY until further notice.
Check back at this page and our calendar to keep up-to-date with upcoming classes!
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As part of our Getting Good at Getting Older series, we are pleased to welcome Rabbi Laura Geller - author of Getting Good At Getting Older - back to T'chiyah for an online teaching and conversation with Rabbi Alana to celebrate Shavuot! Together the rabbis will facilitate our learning of the Book of Ruth, a traditional text for Shavuot, and explore through conversation what all of this can mean for us as we strive to build a robustly intergenerational community.
This event is intentionally intergenerational, open to the public, and available free of charge thanks to the generosity of the D. Dan & Betty Kahn Foundation. You do not have to be a T'chiyah member to attend.
Join us on June 6 for our next of Speculative Wisdom, a community-led book club & discussion group exploring the inspirational resonances between contemporary visionary fiction / sci-fi / fantasy literature and Jewish traditional lore. How can stories help us build the liberatory worlds we wish to live in? Our June read will be selections from R.B. Lemberg's "The Birdverse" stories.
*This series is in partnership with Synagogues Rising, a network of kindred communities positioned at the intersections of spirituality and social justice.*
LUNCHTIME LEARNING: Weekly Drop-In Torah Study, WEDNESDAYS @ 12-12:45 PM ET
Reading a chunk of Torah each week, known as parashat ha-shavua ("weekly portion"), is one of our most ancient religious practices. Drop-in for some informal lunchtime Torah study led by various teachers in our community. All are welcome! No previous experience in Torah study is necessary. REGISTER HERE to receive a Zoom link and password, which will be good for each week's session. Click here to sign-up to TEACH / FACILITATE a session.
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Join us for this intimate, supportive space for creativity, reflection and intention-setting for welcoming in the new Hebrew month, led by congregant Bonnie Green of Peaceful Powerful Nutrition. This space celebrates and emphasizes femininity and is open to all genders and identities. To get on the Rosh Chodesh mailing list, email Bonnie at bonniegreen367 [at] gmail [dot] com
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GETTING GOOD AT GETTING OLDER, monthly at 6:30-8 PM, 3rd Monday of each month
Join us as we meet monthly to engage in the work of Getting Good at Getting Older! Rabbi Laura Geller’s Book, Getting Good at Getting Older will serve as our guide as we hold monthly discussion among the cohort of active seniors, their allies and friends of T’chiyah. Each program is stand-alone, so you can join us even if you haven't attended previous programs. CLICK HERE to get on the mailing list for this event series.
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!