Upcoming Education Events

Pages

  • CDT Book Club

    60 Highland Street: Living Room
    Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 12:45pm to 2:15pm

    Shabbat afternoons, November 1 & 15

    With facilitation by participants in Rabbi Toba’s “Israel and Us” class, CDT members and friends are invited to discuss Israeli author Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. Named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times and The Economist, it is a deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today. Shavit offers a unique and personal history of Israel, which articulates an unusual honesty about both its foundation and its accomplishments. Please be sure to have read Chapters 1 through 8 by the November 1st meeting!      

  • Exploring the Bible with Dr. Sanford Goldfless

    Meets at participants’ homes
    Monday, November 3, 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: Room 111
    Wednesday, November 5, 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, November 6, 2014 - 9:15am to 10:00am

    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 [dot] org

  • Exploring the Bible with Dr. Sanford Goldfless

    Meets at participants’ homes
    Monday, November 10, 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: Room 111
    Wednesday, November 12, 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, November 13, 2014 - 9:15am to 10:00am

    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 [dot] org

  • CDT Book Club

    60 Highland Street: Living Room
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 12:45pm to 2:15pm

    Shabbat afternoons, November 1 & 15

    With facilitation by participants in Rabbi Toba’s “Israel and Us” class, CDT members and friends are invited to discuss Israeli author Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. Named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times and The Economist, it is a deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today. Shavit offers a unique and personal history of Israel, which articulates an unusual honesty about both its foundation and its accomplishments. Please be sure to have read Chapters 1 through 8 by the November 1st meeting!      

Pages