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Angels & Ancestors: A Shavuot Night of Learning
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Angels & Ancestors: A Shavuot Night of Learning

A night of rich learning to honor Shavuot, our holiday of revelation, This year we will lean into the mystical, exploring our lore and our own experience engaging with the unseen: angels, divine beings, ancestral guides. Everything from magic to ancestral healing to genealogical research. Come for a chunk of it or all of it. Or just for the cheesecake.

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Author Event: Living Waters
Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

Author Event: Living Waters

Author Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores reads from her recently published novel, Living Waters. “Interweaving themes of coming of age, spiritual soul-searching, sexual awakening, loss and grief, the paranormal, family, friendship, and forgiveness, this book will make you laugh and cry in turn.”

To complement the reading, Alissa and Reb Irwin will lead the group in exploration of the afterlife and how we have experienced the presence of loved ones beyond the grave.

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Yiddish Tish
Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Yiddish Tish

A periodic exploration of poetry and short prose by great Yiddish writers. We read and translate from the Yiddish together, but no previous Yiddish knowledge required. Trust us on this. A chance to enter the culture and feel of Yiddish literature. There will also be great conversation, a little grammar, and many laughs. Bring your lunch.

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Yiddish Tish
May
15
12:00 PM12:00

Yiddish Tish

A periodic exploration of poetry and short prose by great Yiddish writers. We read and translate from the Yiddish together, but no previous Yiddish knowledge required. Trust us on this. A chance to enter the culture and feel of Yiddish literature. There will also be great conversation, a little grammar, and many laughs. Bring your lunch.

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Yiddish Tish
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Yiddish Tish

A periodic exploration of poetry and short prose by great Yiddish writers. We read and translate from the Yiddish together, but no previous Yiddish knowledge required. Trust us on this. A chance to enter the culture and feel of Yiddish literature. There will also be great conversation, a little grammar, and many laughs. Bring your lunch.

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Adult Ed: Deep Structure
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Adult Ed: Deep Structure

Taught by Gesher Calmenson

Our teachers describe a set of structural relationships expressed by such diverse forms as the architecture of the Temple and the progression of the Prayer service. We will look at this “hidden” structure through the eclectic work of Rabbi David Wolfe-Blank, z’l,  a transitional modern teacher trained in Jewish orthodoxy, Zen, somatic therapy, and New Age consciousness.

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Death & Dying: Jewish Custom and Outlook
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

Death & Dying: Jewish Custom and Outlook

Wednesday, May 3 ~ 5:30-7pm
Taught by Reb Judith Goleman and Reb Irwin Keller

Sometimes people find themselves at a loss in the face of loss: not having a clear idea how to be with someone who is dying, how to mourn and how to remember. In this introduction to Jewish practice, Rebs Judith and Irwin will explore the wisdom that our Jewish tradition has to share.

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