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  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:30am

    This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion.

    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 8:30am, in order not to disrupt the session once we’ve started.)

    For more information, please email mindful-mornings [at] dorsheitzedek.org

  • Reconstructionist Intro to Judaism

    60 Highland St: Library
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Introduction to Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach
    If you are beginning to explore Jewish life and practice, or seeking to fill the gaps in your Jewish education, this class is for you! Class sessions will address the foundations of Jewish living, key concepts in Judaism, and offer a taste of the wide variety of Jewish texts. For those interested in conversion to Judaism, the class will serve as a useful introduction, and rabbinic support will also be provided. Come join us on a journey towards meaningful engagement in the riches that Jewish tradition has to offer.

    When?
    Ten Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:00pm on the following dates:
    Jan. 30th
    Feb. 6th, 27th
    Mar. 13th, 27th
    Apr. 3rd, 17th
    May 1st, 15th, 29th

    Cost: There will be a sliding scale between $150-$350 for the ten sessions, but please be in touch with Rabbi Shahar (dcl [at] dorsheitzedek.org) if the cost is prohibitive.

    Location: It sounds like there is some interest in meeting in West Newton, and some interest in meeting elsewhere. The first meeting of the class will be in West Newton (at 2nd Church or FUUSN), and then Rabbi Adam will figure out based on the group if it makes sense to do some meetings in participants’ homes.

     

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:30am

    This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion.

    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 8:30am, in order not to disrupt the session once we’ve started.)

    For more information, please email mindful-mornings [at] dorsheitzedek.org

  • All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, March 1, 2019 - 6:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Friday, March 1, 2019 - 5:30pm

    6 pm - Candle lighting and dinner;
    6:45 pm - Service

    Once a month, we gather for a potluck vegetarian dinner followed by a musical, all-ages erev Shabbat service. Join us for this fun, musical erev Shabbat experience appropriate for adults and kids of all ages (especially kids in pre-school through 4th grade).  We’ll end at 7:30 pm with Oneg Shabbat (dessert). Please bring a vegetarian/dairy main dish to share - enough for 15-20 people.

     

  • Purim for Grown-Ups

    JCDS: 57 Stanley Ave, Watertown
    Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

    with Rabbi Toba Spitzer and Rabbi Shahar Colt

    Rabbi Toba and Rabbi Shahar will each lead a workshop in preparation for Purim on themes including the masks we wear, assimilation and resistance, and the value of silliness!

     

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 8:30am

    This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion.

    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 8:30am, in order not to disrupt the session once we’ve started.)

    For more information, please email mindful-mornings [at] dorsheitzedek.org

  • Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

    60 Highland St.-Library
    Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:45am to 9:40am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:45am to 9:40am

    Each month we explore the parshat hashavua, the weekly Torah portion, through the lens of commentaries both traditional and contemporary, before the Shabbat morning service. No prior experience in Torah study is necessary. Bring your own caffeinated beverage!

     

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