SUPPORT GROUPS - 10 AM MONDAYS
Join Laura Durant, leader of these interactive discussion support groups:
Philosphically Speaking - Meets the 1st Monday every month. Explore and challenge the way we view our day to day responses to the ever changing norms both in families and the greater society. Do we choose to modify our own truths? Can we accept new views? Is change an option?
In My Shoes - Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday every month. An interactive discussion support group which meets to discuss 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.
Tell Us A Story - Meets the 3rd Monday every month. All of us have memories of our firsts–kiss, love, job, apartment, or cooking disaster. 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.
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