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  • Intro to Talmud Spring Session

    60 Highland St: Library
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm
     
    This fall’s class on Chametz and Responsibility in the Talmud was so fun, we have to keep going. In this class we will continue to explore the question of what the Talmud is. What did the rabbis think they were doing? What value can we find in encountering these stories and conversations? No previous experience necessary- all are welcome! Please RSVP to Rabbi Shahar (dcl [at] dorsheitzedek.org) so she can anticipate materials.
     
    Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:15pm
    March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th
     
     
  • Mindful Mornings

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

  • Mindful Parenting with Carla Naumberg

    JCDS, 57 Stanley Street, Watertown, MA
    Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 10:20am to 11:45am

    On several Sundays this year, we will be hosting a series of programs open to all adults (and teens too!) in the community. These programs were initiated by parent interest and will be led by members of the CDT community.

    On this Sunday, in this casual and interactive talk, Carla Nauburg will introduce the ideas and practices of mindfulness and mindful parenting.

    Parenting can really push our buttons. But what if there was a way to make those buttons a little smaller and less sensitive, a little less likely to set off a four-alarm freak out each time our children poke at them? What if we could just freak out a little less and have a little more fun with our kids? Mindfulness, or the ability to notice the present moment with kindness and curiosity, can help us do just that.

    Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a writer with a background in clinical social work. She is the author of Ready, Set, Breathe: Practicing Mindfulness with Your Children for Fewer Meltdowns and a More Peaceful Family (New Harbinger, 2015) and Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters (Parallax, 2014). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post, among other places. Carla lives outside of Boston with her husband and two young daughters.

     

     

  • Intro to Talmud Spring Session

    60 Highland St: Library
    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm
     
    This fall’s class on Chametz and Responsibility in the Talmud was so fun, we have to keep going. In this class we will continue to explore the question of what the Talmud is. What did the rabbis think they were doing? What value can we find in encountering these stories and conversations? No previous experience necessary- all are welcome! Please RSVP to Rabbi Shahar (dcl [at] dorsheitzedek.org) so she can anticipate materials.
     
    Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:15pm
    March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th
     
     
  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, April 6, 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

  • All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, April 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Friday, April 7, 2017 - 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.

  • The Jewish Holidays for Grown-ups - Making Passover Real with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

    JCDS, 57 Stanley Street, Watertown, MA
    Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 10:20am to 11:45am

    Ever wonder who the Maccabees really were? What the hidden meaning of Purim might be? How to make Passover relevant to our spiritual lives? At these sessions, Rabbi Toba will offer holiday-related text study and discussion to make connections between our lives today and some of our most ancient traditions. For adults and teens.

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    The Passover Haggadah declares that “every person, in every generation, is obligated to see themselves as if they personally came out of Egypt.” How might we take this instruction seriously? What aspects of Passover practice—from clearing our homes of hametz (leavened products) to the Pesach seder to the counting of the Omer in the weeks following Passover—might help us achieve our personal liberation?

     

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