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Melton - Press Pause: Rest, Assured

Past Sessions
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 3 Adar II 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 26 Adar I 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 19 Adar I 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 12 Adar I 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 5 Adar I 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 28 Sh'vat 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Press Pause: Rest, Assured  

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This is a hybrid event and will be held in person at Temple and via Zoom.

Are you new to Shabbat? This class is for you. The Jewish approach to mindfulness and self-care traces back to the roots of creation. The concept of a week comes from the Jewish marking of six days of work and one day of rest. For six days each week, we actively interact with the world. On the seventh, we reflect on our actions. We pause, rest, reflect and reboot. In this unit, we will explore Shabbat and the role of time in Judaism. Along with other prescribed Jewish practices that ask us to pause, reflect and refrain from business as usual. Together, we will reflect on the practices that allow us to start anew, week after week, and year after year. 

Lesson 1:Let There Be Life: The Beginning 
Lesson 2:Shabbat: Much more than a Day Off 
Lesson 3: R&R: A Day of Rest and Ritual 
Lesson 4: A Break in the Bounty: A Year to Deepen Roots 
Lesson 5: Tending to the Garden: Preserving Planet Earth 
Lesson 6: Recalculating: Finding the Right Way after Taking the Wrong Turn 

Taught by: Ilana Steinberg 
Ilana Steinberg, a Denver native, earned her B.A. in Math from Colorado College.  She received her M.A. in Jewish Communal Service from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.  In 2019 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from HUC-JIR.  After working for Jewish federations in Denver, Cleveland, and Washington, D.C., Ilana pivoted to Jewish education.  She has served as a facilitator in the Anti-Defamation League’s “Words to Action” program since 2017 and “A World of Difference” since 2021.  Among her previous teaching credits are Denver’s Hebrew High, Ayeka, Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, Rosh Hodesh - It’s a Girl Thing, and Congregation Rodef Shalom’s Shabbat School.  She recently joined the board of the multi-faith, multi-race Together Colorado.  Ilana also recently served on the board of Denver Jewish Day School.   

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