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Adult Learning

“It is a Tree of Life (Eitz Chayim) to those who hold it fast, and all who cling to it find happiness. Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace.”–  Proverbs 3:17-18

Lifelong Jewish learning is the best way of applying the Jewish values in our lives. Learning is about the knowledge we gain and how it guides our actions. Study enables us to think and to act in larger and deeper ways.

Adult Learning 2022-23

Our upcoming year is current in the planning stages. We are planning short adult learning series, special one time programs, and new podcasts for learning with Rabbi Gurevitz on your own schedule. Please check back in the fall for updates. 

 

Ongoing programs and sessions

Torah and Tefilah

Every Shabbat morning. 8-9:30 am (9am start on some dates - please check the temple website calendar to confirm time).

All are welcome to join us for our weekly Torah study discussion group. We primarily study the portion of the week, but will sometimes deviate to study festival texts or alternative biblical or rabbinic texts to explore a topic together. All texts are studied in English. This study group takes the text as its starting point, but much of our conversation focuses on making connections to lived experiences and current affairs. We open with the opening blessings of a morning service to help foster and attitude of gratitude, and close with a prayer for healing and mourner’s kaddish.

Spiritual Journey Group

This occasional program is led by Rabbi Gurevitz and provides a forum to study Jewish sources that offer pathways into Jewish spiritual mindfulness practice (including Mussar, Jewish mysticism, meditation). We reflect and discuss how to apply these mindfulness practices to our everyday lives. To receive email reminders of upcoming Spiritual Journey Group sessions, contact the temple office and request to be added to this group

Adult B’nai Mitzvah 

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Service: TBD

What is an adult bar or bat mitzvah? It is an opportunity to mark a commitment to learn something new and develop your Jewish literacy as an adult. It is especially for those who never had an opportunity to be called to the Torah at the age of 13. You will learn more about the structure and content of a prayer service, learn how to make meaning from Torah and use commentaries, and other ways to make more meaning out of your participation in Jewish life and practice.

Contact Rabbi Gurevitz if you have any questions.

Sun, August 7 2022 10 Av 5782