WELCOMING: wandering Jews • wondering Jews • those of Jewish heritage • non-Jews • multiracial relationships • families • interfaith relationships • couples • adult children of interfaith families • Jews by choice • people of color • singles • LGBTQIA folks
Judaism for Grownups: Small Bites for Busy People
AN EVENING OF CELEBRATION AND REFLECTION
Tuesday, June 13, 7:00-9:00pm
Participants' home in Berkeley
All those who've participated in any of this year's Tour of Jewish History and Thought or Judaism for Grownups classes are invited to this gathering.
We will ... reflect on what's been most meaningful from our learning ... share feedback on this year's classes and on topics and formats for future classes ... and celebrate with wine, cheese, and desserts in a beautiful home.
HOW: To register for the celebration click email Rabbi Bridget.
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join us to learn, discuss, and explore how Jewish issues might connect to your life. Rabbi Bridget will lead us in exploring this topic in an environment in which no assumptions are made about prior Jewish knowledge.
WHO: All are welcome. You don't have to be Jewish to draw on the riches of Jewish wisdom!
HOW: The fee for the session is $25. Click here to register.
SERIES: This is part of a 15-session series, Judaism for Grownups: Small Bites for Busy People, taught by Rabbi Bridget Wynne. In an open environment, in which no assumptions are made about prior Jewish knowledge, this series offers a chance to explore the compelling stories, provocative ideas, and rich traditions that make Judaism a distinct approach to becoming a more mindful and moral human being.
Come for one session, a few, or the entire series.
WHEN AND WHERE: We meet twice monthly on the first and third Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:00pm, November-June, in a participant's home in Berkeley. Please see below for a list of dates and topics.
QUESTIONS: Contact Rabbi Bridget by email or at 510-410-0622.
SCHEDULE AND TOPICS
November 1, 2016 – The God I Don't Believe In ... of the Bible and the Prayerbook
November 15, 2016 – Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
December 6, 2016 – What Happens Next: Jewish Understandings of Afterlife and Messiah
December 20, 2016 – Will the Real Story of Hanukkah Please Stand Up? (Hanukkah begins the evening of December 24)
January 3, 2017 – The Torah: It's an Ongoing Conversation
January 17, 2017 – When Things Fall Apart: Jewish Approaches to Illness, Death, and Mourning
February 7, 2017 – Judaism & Environmentalism: From the Garden of Eden Till Today (Tu B'Shevat, the holiday celebrating trees and nature, is Saturday, Feb. 11)
February 21, 2017 – The Jewish Path: Covenant and Mitzvah
March 7, 2017 – What is Jewish Spirituality?
March 21, 2017 – Making Prayer Meaningful: More Possible Than You Might Think
April 4, 2017 – Passover: Taking Us Back to the Future (Passover begins the evening of Monday, April 10)
May 2, 2017 – The Jewish Spectrum: Denominations, Cultural and Secular Jews, and More
May 16, 2017 – Learning as a Spiritual Practice (Shavuot begins the evening of Tuesday, May 30)
June 6, 2017 – Welcome to the Jewish People: Circumcision, Welcoming a Daughter, Conversion, and What Makes Someone a Jew?
June 13, 2017 – An Evening of Celebration and Reflection