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  • Practicing Hope: A Mussar Class

    60 Highland St: Library
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Practicing Hope: A Mussar Class
    with Rabbi Shahar Colt and Mimi Micner

    It is easy to look around us and feel despair at all the brokenness in our world. But to keep living, hope is essential. Where does this hope come from, and what is it really? Mussar is a Jewish framework for developing specific personal qualities. In this class we will study mussar to explore and practice some Jewish teachniques for managing despair and cultivating hope.

    Each class will include some learning of Jewish texts as well as conversation, reflection, and practice activities to try between sessions.

    Mimi Micner is a fifth year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew College in Newton. She has taught mussar in multiple contexts, including at Brown Hillel and Shir Tikva in Winchester. While in rabbinical school she has served as the Advocacy and Campaigns Specialist at Keshet, and was a Fellow with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

     

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, April 11, 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

  • Practicing Hope: A Mussar Class

    60 Highland St: Library
    Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Practicing Hope: A Mussar Class
    with Rabbi Shahar Colt and Mimi Micner

    It is easy to look around us and feel despair at all the brokenness in our world. But to keep living, hope is essential. Where does this hope come from, and what is it really? Mussar is a Jewish framework for developing specific personal qualities. In this class we will study mussar to explore and practice some Jewish teachniques for managing despair and cultivating hope.

    Each class will include some learning of Jewish texts as well as conversation, reflection, and practice activities to try between sessions.

    Mimi Micner is a fifth year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew College in Newton. She has taught mussar in multiple contexts, including at Brown Hillel and Shir Tikva in Winchester. While in rabbinical school she has served as the Advocacy and Campaigns Specialist at Keshet, and was a Fellow with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

     

  • Reconstructionist Intro to Judaism

    TBD
    Wednesday, April 17, 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, April 18, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, April 18, 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

  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, April 25, 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

  • Tot Shabbat

    60 Highland St., Room 111
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

    Tot Shabbat is a monthly Shabbat morning program, led by CDT members Becca Ó Murchadha and Tal Shalom-Kobi, for children age 5 and under and their parents. Join us in celebrating Shabbat with songs, stories, crafts and other fun activities!

     

  • Practicing Hope: A Mussar Class

    60 Highland St: Library
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

    Practicing Hope: A Mussar Class
    with Rabbi Shahar Colt and Mimi Micner

    It is easy to look around us and feel despair at all the brokenness in our world. But to keep living, hope is essential. Where does this hope come from, and what is it really? Mussar is a Jewish framework for developing specific personal qualities. In this class we will study mussar to explore and practice some Jewish teachniques for managing despair and cultivating hope.

    Each class will include some learning of Jewish texts as well as conversation, reflection, and practice activities to try between sessions.

    Mimi Micner is a fifth year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew College in Newton. She has taught mussar in multiple contexts, including at Brown Hillel and Shir Tikva in Winchester. While in rabbinical school she has served as the Advocacy and Campaigns Specialist at Keshet, and was a Fellow with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

     

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