Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; March 11, 18, 25; March 11, 18, 25; April 15, 22, 29.
Class cost: $360, no one turned away for lack of funds
This is a class for any Jewish adult (born Jewish or converted) who wants to dive deeper into aspects of what it means to be Jewish and engaged in today's world. Learn about: Theology, Holidays, Lifecycles, Prayer, Law, Torah, and more! Make new friends in a welcoming, inclusive setting, participate in Shabbat observance and holiday celebrations, cook and eat traditional Jewish food on Shabbat potlucks, take part in a community service project, and become familiar with Jewish practice. Knowledge of Hebrew is unnecessary.
On May 2, 2015, participants will assume responsibility for leading one aspect of a Shabbat service as part of the group's Adult Bat/Bar Mitzvah celebration!
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…