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!
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2 PM: GANGSTERS VS NAZIS Book Talk with Author Michael Benson
LUNCHTIME LEARNING: Weekly Drop-In Torah Study, WEDNESDAYS @ 12-1 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.
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 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 Nutrition. This 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 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.
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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!