IN MY SHOES - 2nd & 4th MONDAYS
TELL US A STORY - 3rd MONDAYS
Temple Sholom is pleased to host two support groups by Laura Durant.
"IN MY SHOES," will take place the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, from 10 to 11 a.m. in Temple Sholom's rotunda. This interactive support group, discusses the ever-changing challenges of aging, including, how aging affects our physical, social and emotional well-being; and how to cope with life's daily challenges.
Join the group on the 3rd Monday when a participant, "TELL US A STORY". All of us have memories of our first kiss, love, job, apartment, or cooking disaster! Our unique experiences are fun to share; no matter what the theme, we want to hear them all. Two people will share their story each week (10 minutes) followed by a lively discussion.
CURRENT EVENTS - 7:30 PM WEDNESDAYS
Every Wednesday between 7-8 pm, join Rabbi David Mark’s group in the temple chapel for a lively hour of Jewish and General Current Events! Bring your questions and opinions for a lighthearted discussion of the week’s national, international, and local news. The Rabbi scours the Web for news which will interest our congregants and friends. Free, but donations are always appreciated.
Recent Topics have included: Dr. Ruth’s latest book: “Friends with Benefits is not good—be in a committed relationship.” The Presidential Follies; Do we have any Foreign Policy at All? Can we support Israel, and yet criticize? Is there a Single Jewish Leader who speaks for All Jews? What is the Plight of the Agunah, the “Chained Wife” who cannot obtain a Get, a Jewish Divorce? Who is in charge of making sure NASA rockets do not bring Earth-Microbes to Mars and Other Planets? And More!
SHABBAT DISCUSSION - 12:30 PM SATURDAYS
On Shabbat following Morning Services and Kiddush, join Rabbi David Mark in the Small Chapel and discuss various Jewish topics. Every Shabbat promises another lively and engrossing subject of Jewish Learning. We have covered Kabbalah, both theoretical, Lurianic, Practical, and Folkloristic; Superstitions; Lifecycles, from Birth to Earth; Mussar—Jewish Morality; Jewish Holidays—Little-Known Customs and Practices; Great Books of the Tanakh—Hebrew Bible, including Kohelet/Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms, I & II Kings (the David Saga), Tales of Elijah & Elisha. Stories by Y.L. Peretz, I.B. Singer, Bernard Malamud. Books by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, and more!
TALMUDIC LEARNING - 9 AM WEDNESDAYS
Yesterday's Laws Affect Today's Society. Join Canter Hesh Mayersdorf weekly for a TALMUDIC APPROACH TO JEWISH LIVING. An insightful examination of Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, and history.
"Just as the Bible is the foundation of Judaism,
the Talmud is the central pillar supporting the entire spiritual and intellectual edifice of Jewish life."
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, THE TALMUD: The Steinsaltz Edition