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  • Who are We? Jewish Peoplehood Reconstructed

    60 Highland St: Room 111
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Who are We? Jewish Peoplehood Reconstructed
    With Rabbi Toba Spitzer
    Wednesday evenings, November 8, 15 and 29, 7:30-9pm

    Jewish identity, both individual and collective, is hard to define.  Across the centuries and around the globe, there have been a vast variety of Jewish cultures and practices. Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism, is credited with formulating the concept of “Jewish peoplehood,” but does this notion hold any meaning for us today?   Are we a “community of faith”?  A “nation”?  Something else entirely?  Together we will explore some possible metaphors for understanding Jewish identity and community, and share our own experiences of being part of “the Jewish people.”
     

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 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

  • Got Shabbat? (Including Tot Shabbat)

    60 Highland St: Sanctuary, FH, kitchen, library, LR, Rms 109-110, 111, 212
    Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    Join us for “Got Shabbat?”, an opportunity for the whole community to come together and have fun, learn together and find new ways to celebrate Shabbat. Beginning together with songs and blessings, adults and kids are then invited to choose from a panoply of activities, until we gather again to read a little Torah and close the service together. Come find out if you’ve “Got Shabbat”! A kiddush lunch will follow.

  • Who are We? Jewish Peoplehood Reconstructed

    60 Highland St: Library
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Who are We? Jewish Peoplehood Reconstructed
    With Rabbi Toba Spitzer
    Wednesday evenings, November 8, 15 and 29, 7:30-9pm

    Jewish identity, both individual and collective, is hard to define.  Across the centuries and around the globe, there have been a vast variety of Jewish cultures and practices. Mordecai Kaplan, the founder of Reconstructionist Judaism, is credited with formulating the concept of “Jewish peoplehood,” but does this notion hold any meaning for us today?   Are we a “community of faith”?  A “nation”?  Something else entirely?  Together we will explore some possible metaphors for understanding Jewish identity and community, and share our own experiences of being part of “the Jewish people.”
     

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 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, November 18, 2017 - 8:45am to 9:40am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 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!

     

  • Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

    JCDS: 57 Stanley Ave, Watertown
    Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am

    Parenting Through a Jewish Lens is a class that is organized and run through Hebrew College, at locations around the Boston area. The class builds a community of parents thinking about how Judaism fits in with your parenting, and how Jewish text and tradition can support your parenting, for parents of all backgrounds, Jewish and not.

    Registration is required. To register, please go to this link - https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/form/registration-parenting - and indicate that Dorshei Tzedek is the site you are choosing. Finances should not be a barrier to participation; you will see information about tuition subsidies on the registration page, and please be in touch with Rabbi Toba, at rabbi [at] dorsheitzedek.org, if additional assistance is needed.

    The class runs for six sessions on Sunday mornings, beginning October 22, at our Sunday religious school location:
    October 22
    October 29
    November 5
    November 19
    December 10
    December 17

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 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

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