Mar 13, 2009

Adult Learning Opportunities at Netivot Shalom!

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER - THIS MONDAY for The Laws of Pesach with Rabbi Creditor:Tuesday nights, March 17, 24, 31; April 7, 7:30pm:
The traditions surrounding the holiday of Pesach are both fun and challenging at times.  During this four-part series, Rabbi Creditor will present traditional and modern Jewish texts, which inform some of the ritual and emotional experiences of Pesasch.  This class is beginner-friendly, and all texts will be available in English translation. A $30 materials fee is suggested; registration is required with Rachel in the Netivot Shalom office.

The Torah of Six Feet Under with Maggid Jhos Singer: Ten Sundays, beginning March 1 - May 10, *4:00-6:00 p.m. (*Please Note: on March 29 and May 10 we will meet 3:00-6:00 pm). The Torah is full of stories exploring life, death, love, family, sex, betrayal, reconciliation, spirituality, and teenage angst. We will explore the masterful storytelling of the Torah and the brilliant, award-winning HBO series Six Feet Under (Season 1). Every week we will view an episode, have a little nosh, and engage in some serious discussion and Torah learning that focus on traditional Jewish approaches to death, burial and mourning. Maggid Singer will prepare a teaching from Torah that applies to the episode, making links to some eternal wisdom as refracted through a contemporary lens. $100.00 for series or $10 per class.
Prop 8: What's Next for Marriage Equality? What is happening with marriage equality now that Prop 8 has passed, and what can we do as a community to ensure equal rights for LGBT people in California? Join Rabbi Creditor and Ruby Cymrot-Wu, Policy Organizer of Progressive Jewish Alliance in a conversation about our Jewish voice for justice and the next steps in marriage equality. March 18th, 7pm, at Netivot Shalom.
Entering the Talmud with Rabbi Carol Caine: Four Wednesdays: March 18, 25 and April 1, 7:30 pm : The Talmud is a profoundly rich compilation of wisdom that has continued relevance to our contemporary search for meaning. It addresses eternal questions of ethics, human nature and our relationship to the Divine. Through its way of constructing arguments, the Talmud also teaches that there are many different ways of arriving at the truth. This class will provide a very accessible introduction to this classic of Jewish literature, with texts studied in English. Please join us as we enter into an ongoing conversation with the great sages of the Jewish tradition. To register call Lehrhaus: 510-845-6420
Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World with Rabbi Elie Spitz, Monday, March 23, 7:30 pm: Rabbi Elie Spitz, noted author of "Healing from Despair: Choosing Wholeness in a Broken World" and "Does the Soul Survive" speaks at Netivot Shalom!
The Blessing of the Sun with Rabbi Bochner, Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 pm: Once every 28 years...The Blessing of the Sun (Birkat HaChamah) will be at sunrise Thursday April 8th (Erev Pesach); learn about this rare and unique blessing at a class with Rabbi Shalom Bochner, Please RSVP to
Numbers 12 and The Nature of Healing
Learn with Rabbi Creditor at the Bikur Cholim Committee Annual Meeting, Wednesday, April 1; 7:30 -9:30 pm - For Questions or to RSVP, please email Carol Dorf at (*The Bikur Cholim committee visits the sick)

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