The summer of 2020 is a summer unlike any that we’ve experienced before, but we are taking full advantage and have filled our calendar with events, classes, and programs to suit a wide variety of interests. We hope you’ll join us! For a full schedule of programs, including services, click here to view our calendar.
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This weekly casual gathering is a chance to sit down with a glass of your favorite wine (or grape juice), relax, and prepare yourself for Shabbat.
with Rabbi Michael G. Holzman
Tuesdays June 30, July 21, and August 25, 7:00-8:30pm
Join us throughout the summer as we study White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. This New York Times bestseller works to understand and challenge the idea of “white fragility,” a reaction in which white people feel attacked or offended when the topic of racism arises.
with Sam Blum
Join us each week to discuss a different film. Past films have included “I Am Not Your Negro,” “The Royal Tennenbaums,” and others. The conversation is always lively, and maybe you’ll learn something new about one of your favorite films!
with Cantor Susan Caro
Take a moment out of your week to recenter and reconnect with yourself as Cantor Caro leads us through a mindful discussion and meditation.
with Rabbi Jessica Wainer
Thursdays, July 2, 9, August 6, 13, 7-8:00pm
Have you wanted to start reading more but aren’t sure where to start, or don’t have time for a novel? Try a short story instead! Drop in for one session or join us for all four as we study and discuss a new story each week.
with Cantor Susan Caro
Friday July 3 and August 7, 9:00-9:30am & 1:00-1:30pm
Learn how to bake challah! From 9:00-9:30am, we’ll prepare the dough, then after letting it rise, we’ll come together to braid it from 1:00-1:30pm.
We will follow this recipe; please be sure to have all the ingredients ready.
You will also “knead” the following tools:
- Mixer with dough hook (unless you prefer kneading by hand)
- Plastic wrap
- Baking sheets
- Spray oil
- Basting brush
- Parchment paper or aluminum foil
with Andrew Stein
Tuesdays, July 14, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 6:30-8:00pm
Poetry has a prominent place in the Psalms, Jonah, and other books of the Hebrew Bible, and is an integral part of the Jewish liturgy from rabbinical times through the Middle Ages (such as devotional prayers known as piyyutim) and to our own day, as well as secular poetry since the Hebrew renaissance that began in the early 19th century and continues in Israel. One of the high points of Hebrew poetry in Jewish history was from 10th to 15th century in Spain under both Muslim and Christian rule.
This 5-part course will give a brief overview of what many scholars consider one of the richest parts of Jewish literature, focusing in particular on Samuel Ha-Nagid, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Moses Ibn Ezra, Yehuda Halevi, and a few other figures. We will look at how religious and secular poetry developed and interacted with each other, as well as taking on aspects of the broader Arab and Christian cultures.
Click here to learn more about this course.
Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, 3:00-3:30pm
Family Siyyum is a brief way to mark the end of the week and welcome in Shabbat with song and conversation. It is appropriate for people of all ages and we hope you can join us!
Sundays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 10:30am-12:00pm
Skip the airfare and join us for a LIVE digital guided tour of Israel! Our professional tour guide, Doron Wilfand, will take us to important and famous sites throughout Israel, sharing his wealth of knowledge about each location and answering any questions we might have.
Registration is not required for these sessions.
Saturday, July 18, 7:30pm
Enjoy a mini-concert of folk and popular music performed by our own Cantor Susan Caro.
Jews and folk music go together, like wine and cheese. So bring your own wine and cheese as you listen to some old favorites (sing along at home if you want!) and perhaps some songs new to you as well. Guitar in hand, Cantor Caro is delighted to entertain, bringing popular music into your homes, bringing a Shabbat to a close.
Tuesday, August 4, time TBA
More information TBA.
Saturday, August 15, time TBA
Join us for a night of virtual board, card, and dice games! More information TBA.
More information TBA