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December 2019

Ethical Eating: Jewish Food History, Values and Ritual

December 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until December 9, 2019

How can we create a kinder world through daily food rituals? Food is a central part of Jewish culture; it represents our history as well as our values. In this three-part series, we will deepen our understanding of where our food comes from as well as study texts that show us the significance of our food choices throughout Jewish history. We’ll be using this knowledge to examine our current food traditions to ask the question: what can we do to…

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February 2020

Into the Depths: Exploring Ritual Immersion in the Mikveh

February 6, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

Learn about the ancient ritual of immersion in a mikveh, explore how you can make this ritual meaningful in your life, and discover creative approaches to immersing in natural bodies of water. Modalities will include live presentations, break-out conversations, shared texts, and plenty of Q&A. This three-part series will include: The history, modern reinvention, and spiritual relevance of mikveh as a Jewish ritual for today Educational and ritual resources for creating your own meaningful mikveh practice Ideas for enhancing an…

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Beneath the Surface: Spiritual Boot Camp

February 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 23, 2020

Judaism has much to offer today’s spiritual seeker beyond communal prayer. Dive deep into an array of practices that bring us closer to a relationship with the Divine: Jewish mindfulness meditation, lovingkindness meditation, chanting and spiritual direction. We’ll meet twice as a group on Zoom, for an opening and a closing gathering. Between these meetings, you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned and to meet individually with Rabbi Jacob by phone or Zoom. In those conversations,…

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March 2020

Poetry as Sanctuary: Writing from Multifaith Traditions

March 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 6, 2020

Reading and writing poetry can create sanctuary, a welcoming place to hear and reveal our own inner voices. It is also expansive and can move us into communal space where we share our hopes, concerns and intentions. Practicing this art form can be profound and transformational. This course aims to inspire and nurture your writing, whether you’re just beginning or have an ongoing practice. We will draw on poems and sources from multifaith traditions to spark and support our writing.

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Creating Your DIY Wedding

March 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 7, 2020

Whether your wedding plans are traditional or alternative, this course will provide the tools you need to make your big day meaningful, sacred, and reflective of who you are. We’ll learn hands-on techniques and ideas for creating many of the ritual objects connected to a Jewish wedding―from designing your own ketubah, to making unique invitations, to fashioning the huppah and how to express your spiritual life and cultural values through your ceremony and reception. Real-life examples and resources from a…

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