The God We Might Actually Believe In
— Process Theology Reading Group
with Rabbi Chai Levy
Tuesday, June 4
MOVING TOWARD HEALTH with Dr. Ilene Serlin, BC-DMT
10:30 AM – Noon • 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month
Need help with balance? Recovering from surgery?
Gentle exercise and movement is the fastest path to healing. Learn more.
Torah Leyning class with Elihu Welber
Wednesdays, Until May 22
Learn how to “leyn”, or chant from the Torah. By teaching practical techniques for executing the basic skills of Torah reading, learn to underscore the use of trope as a tool for illuminating and interpreting sacred text. You will have multiple opportunities to leyn in synagogue during the course of the class, as your skill-set expands. Ability to read Hebrew is a requirement. Musicality is not, though it is helpful. To register for this class please call Kol Shofar at 415 388-1818. Materials Fee: $36. Learn more.
Nosh and Conversation with Rabbi Emeritus David White
Explore Life’s Blessings and Opportunity
and Share Insights and Strategies for Daily Living
Friday, May 24 – 8:30 AM, Room 3 (near the office)
And every other Friday through 2013
Each session is designed as a stand alone and all are invited. Pay as you go or quarterly basis. No charge for first time visitors. $20 per session or $100 a quarter
RSVP to Rabbi David White or call 707 592-4711
In the big picture, the Judaism we know with all its branches stems from “Judah”, as in “Thank God we are alive.” We examine what I call the “Yisrael” “Israel” model which means to “wrestle with God”. It is an assertive interactive position. More than being “thankful”. It is what I call a “partnership” model with God.
In English, “time” is associated with “money” – and it is common to say “time is money”. In Hebrew, the word for time is zman. And the Hebrew word hizdamnut – from the root zman – means “opportunity”. The Hebrew sense of “time” has a different thrust than what we mean in English.
Judaism sees time as “precious” and even associated with God. Each minute becomes an “opportunity” to make a special moment – not to lose time, or associate time with money.
with Ron Brown and Howard Schwartz
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the Beit Midrash/Library
Lunch & Learn
with Rabbi Chai Levy
Thursdays, Noon – 1:00 PM in the Beit Am/Social Hall