Torah & Text

Early Torah Study

Every Shabbat morning, we begin the day with an informal group at Temple to study parashat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, in English. Led by one of the clergy, we analyze, question, and reflect on Judaism’s central text. All are welcome — just occasionally or every week — and absolutely no background knowledge or familiarity with Hebrew is necessary!

Saturdays

Gather to read this week’s portion together at 8:00 am
Clergy-led discussion at 8:30 am

Join us in person at Temple,* or join us on Zoom!

To be added to our weekly email list for Early Torah Study please email Debbie Heller

*Please review our health and safety protocols.

Wednesday Study Group

“Reform Responsa: How Judaism Informs The Big Questions of Our Lives”

Ever wonder how Reform Judaism decided to support interfaith marriage? Or what Reform Judaism has to say about issues of fertility and parenting? What about synagogue management and ethics? Back in the day, Jews around the world would bring the questions of their lives to their rebbe’s and they would receive a teshuvah, an answer. Although Reform Judaism functions differently, we too look at Jewish law and customs to answer life’s hardest questions. Join us as we dive into Reform Judaism’s most important decisions and how they affect our lives. Our primary text will be Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century: Sh’eilot Ut’shuvot, edited by Michael Washofsky.

All materials will be provided for each class, but if you would like to purchase the text you can do so here: Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century: Sh’eilot Ut’shuvot Volume 1 & 2 (ccarpress.org)

 

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, starting October 26 (sipping 11/23 and 12/28)

This class will take place on Zoom

Join us on Zoom