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Holy Days: Forgiveness and the Possibility of Human Change
Explore the meaning of the High Holy Days from different perspectives. Co-sponsored by Romenu. I. "Return Again…" with Rabbi David Ingber The spiritual process of change involves both returning to who we really are and becoming who we are yet to be. II. The Palace of Return Is Music Itself with Shir Yaakov Come sing new and ancient melodies as we prepare to do the dance of gratitude, grief, and forgiveness. III. The High Holy Days and the 12-Step Ladder with Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses Explore how major themes of the High Holidays align with the 12-step recovery process. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Thu, Sep 4 - Sep 18
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7pm18 - 0weekly
The Imperfect Parent and the High Holidays
Parents often struggle with embodying a mythical image of "perfect parent" while coming to terms with their own imperfections. In this workshop for parents of children of all ages (preschool to adult), we will use the themes of the High Holidays to explore how we can embrace our imperfect attempts to love and mentor our children. Co-sponsored by West End Synagogue. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Thu, Sep 18
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9:30am once
Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace
Rabbi Amy Eilberg, Dr. Sarah Sayeed, and Professor Giovanna Czander Speaking on her newly-published book, From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace, Rabbi Eilberg will highlight Jewish understandings of conflict and peacebuilding as they apply to interpersonal conflict, interreligious encounter, intra-communal discord, and even international hostilities. Her presentation will be followed by brief talks on resources for peace in Christianity and Islam from Professor Giovanna Czander, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Dominican College and Fordham University, and Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Director of Community Partnerships at the Interfaith Center of NY. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Thu, Oct 23
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7pm18 - 0once
Kaddish: Women’s Voices
Any woman who has said Kaddish for a loved one has a story about the often fraught experience of navigating loss and honoring the memory of a loved one while staying true to herself. Join Nessa Rappoport, Shelley Richman Cohen, and Paula Gantz as they share their stories, as they appear in National Jewish Book Award winner Kaddish: Women’s Voices, reflections of 52 women from around the world with editors Barbara Ashkenas and Michal Smart. Book signing and reception to follow. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Mon, Nov 17
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7pm18 - 0once
Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives
Join editors Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell and Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer and contributors Blu Greenberg, Rabbi Hara Person, and Dr. Ellen Umansky as they read from and discuss their acclaimed collection of essays. Anne Lamott calls this book “beautiful, profound and deeply touching…a stunning gathering of women, a quilt of rich, wise voices.” Don’t miss this powerful program! (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Sun, Dec 7
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3pm18 - 0once
A Partner in Holiness: Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching our Lives
An Event in Honor of Rabbi Jonathan Slater's New Book, A Partner in Holiness: Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching Our Lives through the Wisdom of R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev's Kedushat Levi Find inspiration for a satisfying life of spiritual practice through the combination of contemporary mindfulness meditation and classical Hasidic spirituality. Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater, mindfulness meditation instructor at the JCC since 2002 and Co-Director of Programs at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, has published two volumes of selections from the beloved Hasidic text Kedushat Levi, by R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev in translation with commentaries. Through these teachings he opens up the possibility of developing a life of spiritual practice which will wake us up to the wonders of the world, help us nurture a heart of compassion and sustain us in times of trouble. Through conversation with Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism and former instructor in Makom, he will bring some of the key themes of R. Levi Yitzhak’s teachings, and share a practice with us to prepare for the coming holiday of Hanukkah. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. The event will be followed by a reception and book signing. (more)REGISTER
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Sun, Dec 14
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