Week 9 – Tabernacles in Time and Space

Hello all.  Thanks to those who came out in the icy weather for class last night.  We covered Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and began covering the Jewish Home and Life Cycle.

Sukkot and Simhat Torah Slides (PDF) Leading a Jewish Life – slides (PDF)

WE WILL NOT HAVE CLASS NEXT SUNDAY AS SCHEDULED.  Some plans changed and I will be out of town.  So no new homework, and I will do my best to make up the material without adding another class. We will have our regular class on Feb 2.

REMEMBER that on Jan 31-Feb 1,  Temple Sinai will be having a Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Michael Cohen from the Arava Institute in Israel to teach us about Judaism and the Environment, and Dual-Narrative approaches to conflict resolution. We will have:

  • Friday night service with Rabbi Cohen offering the d’var (sermon)
  • A Shabbat dinner after services.
  • Saturday morning service (9:30) and then a Study Session on Judaism and the Environment from 10:30-12:30, with bagels.
  • A Saturday afternoon Havdalah  ( 5 pm-7pm) with a workshop on dual-Narrative approaches to conflict resolution.

Please plan to attend some of all of these!

Our FINAL CLASS is Feb 9, and we will be preparing a Tu B’Shevat Seder for the community that is happening that evenings.  We will finish up our conversations, and then learn about the holiday and then we will enjoy the ‘Seder” together after class.  The Seder starts at 6 and goes till 8 so plan to stay.   I will have certificates of completion there.

Thank you!