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Preparing for Revelation with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Thursday, June 6, 7-9 PM
Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St, Greenfield
$10-18 Suggested Donation
In counting the days of the Omer, we are preparing ourselves to become the vessels for God's Presence and messengers for the Divine Word.
Shavuot Retreat with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9
$260 per person (includes meals). Limited to 25 Participants.
This special opportunity prioritizes Western MA and Southern VT/NH residents until April 15th. After that, registration will be open to the larger community.
On our journey to liberation we each arrive at Sinai the Mountain of Revelation on our way to the Promised Land.
Core Ideas in Mental Health: Insights for Personal (and Public) Discourse
Cost: $36 total (includes both sessions) (please note price reduced from $50)
Description: Join Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener for an overview of core delineations of neurosis and personality disorders. In this two part class, we'll get a basic grasp of how neuroses and PDs form and how they manifest.
Embracing Conflict: A Two Part Class with Rabbi Andrea
Conflict is ubiquitous. Conflict it is often conflated with violence and fear, but it is necessary for growth.
The ritual committee has been hosting a conversation about Shabbat over the past year to develop a level of practice for our official and public Shabbat observance. We've been talking about the yes's and the no's of Shabbat and the goals we have for experiencing Shabbat as something restful and renewing.
Rabbi Andrea is hosting a screening and short talkback about Mr Gaga, trailer here. This exquisite film portrays the life work of Israeli choreographer Ohad Neharim, whose singular vision and scope of work has been described as "a new vocabulary of movement."
There is no charge for this program.
Part of our new "Members Choice" Film Series
Rich Rituals Build Your Own Home Ritual Workshop Series on the topic of Pesach. Led by Justin Sundell-Thomas. Come discuss ways to observe Pesach at home in a way that builds meaning for you.
Some of our intermediate Hebrew students have begun reading Mishnah Avot, or "Ethics of the Fathers", a classic rabbinic text which traditionally serves as an introduction to the Talmud (and is full of quotes you will probably recognize even if you've never read it). We read line by line with the aid of reference materials in order to absorb the language holistically, and discuss the meaning of sayings attributed to the earliest rabbis in this oft-cited key text.
Temple Israel's Refugee Support Project presents the film Harvest of Empire, an award-winning documentary on immigration that explores the history of U.S. intervention in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador & Honduras. The film is directed by Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now. Liz Kelner will lead a post-film discussion.