Sha'arim: Gateways to Jewish Life and Thought

This class has finished.

with Rabbi Adam Lavitt

Monday evenings, 7:30pm-9pm, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
at the First Unitarian Society, 1326 Washington St, West Newton
Classes: Sep 30 2013, Oct 7, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Jan 6 2014, Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, May 5, May 12

Cost: For CDT members, sliding scale $180-$225; non-members $275

As Jewish adults, how can Jewish thought and practice support our personal journeys? This class will provide basics of Jewish education for those who feel they missed it growing up, including grounding in Torah study, the Shabbat morning service, and other fundamentals of Jewish life and practice. Through text study, discussion and personal reflection, the group will explore Jewish prayer and spiritual practices, learn how to study Torah, engage with the Jewish year cycle, converse with a variety of Jewish approaches to God, and deepen our understanding of the Jewish imperative of caring for others and our world. The class will culminate in a special Shabbat morning service in June 2014, led by participants!

Rabbi Adam Lavitt is a graduate of Hebrew College, with experience in Jewish experiential education, chaplaincy, meditation and circus arts. For the past two years, he has helped shape and lead CDT’s family education initiative, “Learning Outside the Box.”