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  • Exploring the Bible with Dr. Sanford Goldfless

    Meets at participants’ homes
    Monday, December 1, 2014 - 3:30pm

    In this class we get familiar with the Jewish Bible (the Tanach or Torah, Prophets, and Writings) by reading it in English and discussing large parts of it together. We often look at the biblical text from a historical perspective, and we always pay attention to the literary features of the text that are essential for conveying its meaning. We also enjoy conversation about the course of Jewish history and culture through the ages.

    The class is open to all Dorshei Tzedek members and their friends.

    Cost: $15 per session (fee can be reduced to whatever you feel comfortable with)

  • Fire, Stone, Cloud: God in Metaphor, with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Wednesday evenings: Oct 29; Nov 5, 12, & 19; Dec 3

    This class is part of a continuing exploration of different ways that we can conceptualize and experience the sacred.  Do traditional God concepts turn you off? Confuse you?  Make you want to learn more?  Grounded in new thinking about how fundamental metaphor is to human thought, the class will explore ancient metaphors for the Divine in order to “reconstruct” them for our lives today.  Whether you took Rabbi Toba’s first “God in Metaphor” class or are new to the topic, all are welcome!  No particular belief or lack thereof required.

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:30am

    This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion. On the first Thursday of each month, Karen Arnold will lead a meditation based on the weekly Torah portion (a long-time participant in Mindful Mornings, Karen is currently participating in the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program).

    All are welcome, whether experienced in meditation or not. The group is facilitated by CDT members with occasional participation by Rabbi Toba. No need to make a weekly commitment; join us when you’re able! (Please arrive no later than 9:15am, in order not to disrupt the session once we’ve started.) For more information, please email mindful-mornings [at] dorsheitzedek.org

  • Exploring the Bible with Dr. Sanford Goldfless

    Meets at participants’ homes
    Monday, December 8, 2014 - 3:30pm

    In this class we get familiar with the Jewish Bible (the Tanach or Torah, Prophets, and Writings) by reading it in English and discussing large parts of it together. We often look at the biblical text from a historical perspective, and we always pay attention to the literary features of the text that are essential for conveying its meaning. We also enjoy conversation about the course of Jewish history and culture through the ages.

    The class is open to all Dorshei Tzedek members and their friends.

    Cost: $15 per session (fee can be reduced to whatever you feel comfortable with)

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:30am

    This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion. On the first Thursday of each month, Karen Arnold will lead a meditation based on the weekly Torah portion (a long-time participant in Mindful Mornings, Karen is currently participating in the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program).

    All are welcome, whether experienced in meditation or not. The group is facilitated by CDT members with occasional participation by Rabbi Toba. No need to make a weekly commitment; join us when you’re able! (Please arrive no later than 9:15am, in order not to disrupt the session once we’ve started.) For more information, please email mindful-mornings [at] dorsheitzedek.org

  • "TED" talk sponsored by MOCA: Uncovering and Preserving Hidden Jewish Treasures across the Middle East

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary
    Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:30pm

    Congregant Fran Malino, Sophia Moses Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Wellesley College and Chair of Digital Heritage Mapping, offers a unique virtual tour of rare Jewish heritage sites in the Middle East. Using Google Earth and cutting-edge multimedia technology, Dr. Malino will take participants on a virtual visit to Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya, Syria, and other locations in the region to explore sites central to Jewish history and heritage. These include the legendary tombs of biblical prophets, historic synagogues and schools, and decaying cemeteries. Behind each site is a remarkable story - and a network of Muslims, Jews, and Christians working together to digitally preserve sites before it is too late. Malino will offer a primer of the new field of “geo-mapping” and “digital preservation” and share behind-the-scenes vignettes from the often clandestine effort to document Jewish history amidst the turmoil of the Middle East.

  • Hope Into Practice, with Penny Rosenwasser

    60 Highland Street: Sanctuary, Library
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

    We are excited to host Penny Rosenwasser, author of Hope into Practice:  Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears.  Penny’s interactive presentation is based in Jewish ethical tradition and community-building, linking personal healing with activism for a more just and generous world. Using stories from a diverse plethora of Jewish women, and weaving humor throughout, she touches on various themes from her book – including Jewish multiculturalism, human rights in Israel-Palestine and recovery from internalized victimization, historical Jewish resistance to persecution, various healing modalities, and stories of activism and alliance-building. For men and women, adults and older teens, this promises to be an inspiring and thought-provoking event.

    Penny Rosenwasser is the author of Visionary Voices: Women on Power and Voices from a Promised Land: Palestinian and Israeli Peace Activists Speak Their Hearts. She is a self-described “life-long heartfelt rabble-rouser for justice,” and teaches at City College of San Francisco.  You can read more about her and her new book, Hope into Practice, at PennyRosenwasser.com.

    Childcare will be available for this event.

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