T'chiyah Members: Be sure to renew your membership for the June 2022 - May 2023 year!

Programs & Classes with T'chiyah

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.

Check back at this page and our calendar to keep up-to-date with upcoming classes! 

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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 5:30 PM: Lag B'Omer Fun & Fire with Jewish Ferndale!

We're excited to partner up with our mystical neighbors at Jewish Ferndale for an evening celebration and music for this little-known holiday.  This date, the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, is said to be the day on which a plague ceased afflicting the students of the great Rabbi Akiva. It's also the yahrzeit (death anniversary) of the mystical sage Shimon bar Yochai, the attributed author of the Zohar. And it also holds the aspect of Hod within Hod - gratitude/majesty within gratitude/majesty! ✨ Whatever the rationale, it's a time of levity and joy, and is traditionally celebrated with bonfires and music! 🔥 🎶 🍖 Come enjoy some tunes and BBQ (vegan options available) and get to know your fellow Ferndale Jews! 👋 RSVP at: www.jewishferndale.com/#events

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2 PM: GANGSTERS VS NAZIS Book Talk with Author Michael Benson

Congregation T’chiyah is pleased to announce a book event and author talk with Michael Benson, author of Gangsters vs. Nazis: How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in WW2 Era America. Join us on Zoom Sunday, June 26th from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time to learn more about how Jewish gangsters were the front line in combating the growing Fascist movement in the United States in the late 1930s, until the USA entered WWII. Click here to learn more and RSVP!




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. 


Jewish Recovery / 12-Step Group, MONDAYS @ 7:30 PM

Our weekly fellowship meeting open to all members of 12-step groups or other programs for sobriety/recovery. We se Jewish philosophy, spiritual tradition and the Hebrew calendar to guide our weekly discussions in an effort to enhance our personal programs of recovery. This is not an official 12-step meeting, but we do rely on a common understanding of the steps. Individuals who are newly exploring recovery/sobriety are welcome! Meetings take place every Monday night from 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom. Log-on at: www.tchiyah.org/recoveryzoom Password: 12step

This is a lay-led and confidential space. Please reach out to coordinator Emily Silver with any questions or concerns regarding your participation: emilyvsilver [at] gmail.com


Rosh Chodesh New Moon GatheringROSH CHODESH: NEW MOON GATHERING, dates and timing vary according to month

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 NutritionThis space celebrates and emphasizes femininity and is open to all genders and identities. To get on the Rosh Chodesh mailing list, go to https://www.tchiyah.org/rocho 

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GETTING GOOD AT GETTING OLDER, monthly at 6:30-8 PM3rd 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. 

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JEWISH JOURNEYS - Conversion & Adult B'Mitzvah Class

If you're newly choosing Judaism for yourself as a convert, or are seeking to establish your identity as a practicing Jew with an adult B’Mitzvah, you’re invited to join in for a year-long intensive online course involving lecture, discussion, independent study, personal practice and chevruta (partnership) learning, covering wide swathes of Jewish history, tradition, spirituality and other aspects of Jewish life.


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