Designed for adults who are seeking to renew their connection with God and community in maturity, after finding little spiritual energy in the Judaism of their youth and/or for adults who were not born into Jewish families who are finding themselves attracted to Jewish spiritual life and seek initiation into a Judaism that feels compelling and meaningful.
If you take part, you will learn how to --
**understand Torah as it speaks in your own life, and share your own D'var Torah -- an interpretation of your own -- with others;
*(if you can already read Hebrew) chant a passage from the Torah Scroll not by rote but with your own understanding of that passage;
*celebrate Shabbat in depth;
*celebrate old and new ceremonies of your own life-spiral, and shape your own celebrations of moments when the Spirit speaks deeply in your life;
*celebrate as grown-ups the spirals of the Jewish festival year;
*understand and renew the structure of prayer, so as to enter your own conversation with the Divine;
*act Jewishly to heal the broken places of your heart (tikkun ha'lev) and of the world (tikkun olam).
Starting Nov 10th at 12:30-1:30 pm with our Jewish journey group after Torah study, community services and Kiddush luncheon, plus Thursday nights in November and December for Hebrew with Rita for those who need to build their Hebrew reading skills and then in the new secular year for prayer skills and ceremony preparations for the Saturday, October 14, 2019 (Sukkot Day 1) B’nai Mitzvah Ceremony!