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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!
Early informal ‘schmooze’ at 8:30 am
Clergy-led discussion at 9:00 am
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Global pandemic, racial injustices, and political polarization are just a few of the ways in which 2020 has challenged our strength and resiliency. The Book of Jonah raises (and maybe even answers?) some of the questions we may be dealing with as 2020 comes to a close:
Why do we suffer? Why do people make poor decisions?
Does God test us? If so, how do we pass?
Join Rabbi Fischel and a great group of learners as they dive into the Book of Jonah against the backdrop of this ridiculous year. Although these questions are hard, we promise to find some light during this darkest part of our year.
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Join 2239 and start off your day with some caffeination and rumination! Pour your favorite morning beverage and connect with each other and our sacred tradition.
Wednesdays at 8:30 am
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