Unit Heh – Shabbat & Purim

 – 3 class sessions (February - March 2016)

February 20, 9:00 AM - Sadie Levin Scholar-in-Residence - Rabbi Amy Scheinerman
Religious Fanaticism
A session discussing various Jewish traditions that warn us of the dangers of extremism, at TBE Luski.

February 27, 9:30 AM
Shabbat and Jewish Time – Preparing and Doing
What we do & how we do it: Shabbat
Resources: Blessings for Shabbat Audio
Reading: Strassfeld, A Book of Life, pp. 103-134 – Shabbat: A Day for Walking Softly Through the World

March 5, 9:30 AM
Shabbat at synagogue and at home – rituals and prayers
What we think: Sacred Time
Reading: Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man, pp. 13-24, A Palace in Time
How we do it – Kabbalat Shabbat – the Reception of Shabbat:
Reading: L’chah Dodi and Shalom Aleichem from Mishkan T’filah, pp. 138-139, 142
A Shabbat Haggadah - a guide and texts for doing Shabbat at home

March 12, 9:00 AM - Workshop with Cantor Mary Rebecca Thomas

March 19, 9:30 AM
Purim – joy that Spring is coming soon
What we do & how we do it: Role Reversals, the Book of Esther, Purim Shpiels, Hamentaschen, and Schnapps
Reading: Strassfeld, A Book of Life, pp. 293-297 – Purim


Recommended Temple Beth El experiences:

Sadie Levin Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Amy Scheinerman - all events at TBE

  • Friday, February 19, 6:00 PM, Ancient Wisdom for Modern Relationships
  • Saturday, February 20, 9:00 AM, Religious Fanaticism
  • Sunday, February 21, 11:00 AM, The Rabbis' Radical Views of God

Book Club, Sunday, March 6, 11:00 AM at TBE
Radical: My Journey out of Islamic Extremism, by Maajid Nawaz. Timely and relevant - filled with insights.
Join the discussion, read the book if you can. Please consider a $5 donation to help support Sacred Study and cover bagels and coffee.

Celebrate Purim, Wednesday, March 23, starting at 5:45 PM at TBE
See all the details here: Holidays at TBE