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Jewish Gateways, an open community, invites all to explore and connect with Jewish traditions.
 
Our “come as you are, no experience necessary” environment encourages wandering and wondering Jews and their families and friends to discover what is personally meaningful. 

Upcoming Events

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A HOUSEWARMING FOR GOD

Torah for Everyone

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00 - 9:00 pm PT, online

When the Israelites complete the portable sanctuary they will carry with them through 40 years in the wilderness, the Torah connects their creation of this dwelling place for God to the creation of the world. How can the significance of a human made tent, for a God who needs no "home," even approach the significance of creation? Once the Israelites set up the sanctuary, they began bringing sacrifices to it. What was the point of these strange rituals? Rabbi Bridget will lead an open discussion exploring this question. All are welcome.

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SACRIFICES: CONNECTING ANCIENT RITUALS TO OUR LIVES

Torah for Everyone

Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 - 9:00 pm PT, online

Join us to explore some of the strangest parts of the Torah, which give detailed instructions for the ancient practice of sacrifice. We will examine the emotional and societal underpinnings of these rites. Surprisingly, these seemingly archaic rituals are connected with the very human stories the Torah tells and also with modern experiences such as celebration, gratitude, and guilt. Rabbi Bridget will lead an open discussion exploring these topics.
This will be the last Torah for Everyone session until October 2024.

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VIRTUAL SHABBAT GATHERING

Fridays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm PT, online

Join other Jewish Gateways community members for an online gathering for Shabbat blessings, songs, and community. Bring your own challah and juice or wine. There will also be an opportunity to offer prayers for healing and to say the Mourner's Kaddish for anyone you are remembering. All are welcome. No experience is necessary.

Join via Zoom here.

*On the Shabbat evenings we gather in person, we do not host virtual Shabbat gatherings.*

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