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May 2019

Torah Study through a Hasidic Lens

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 27, 2019

Private home, Newton, 12 Rockledge Road
NEWTON HIGHLANDS, MA 02461 United States
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$120

We will delve into hidden meanings that lie beneath the simple reading of selected Torah texts through the lenses of Hasidic masters such as The Baal Shem Tov, Degel Machaneh Efraim, Rebbe Nachman, and Sfat Emet. Each text we encounter will offer insight into our psycho-spiritual lives with the aspiration that our own interiority will be illuminated and expanded though its study. We will look at Moses, Miriam, Pharaoh and other biblical characters and locations as archetypes. What do Egypt/Mitzrayim…

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More Than Snapshots

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960 United States
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Free

Lappin Foundation invites the community to an interactive presentation by Lara Silberklang on how we can use family photos to gain a deeper understanding of our own stories. Lara Silberklang is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. She creates experiences that deepen social and cultural engagement.

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Jewish Women’s Theatre Presents ‘True Colors’

May 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Oshman Family JCC Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, 94303 United States
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$25 – $30

"True Colors" will relate humorous, revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of Color exploring identity, community and being a Jew in modern times. The show will be performed on May 20 and is presented by Los Angeles-based Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT). JWT seeks out accomplished writers, encouraging them to explore their Jewish identity and create from their hearts. By establishing a home for such material, JWT expands the view of Jewish women and furthers Jewish culture. Each year, they present…

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A la Mode au Monde with Musica Pacifica

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
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Two punches of the Community Tuesdays Punch Card or $20

Members of Musica Pacifica play music that crosses historical and stylistic boundaries. Enjoy a potpourri of medieval, Renaissance, traditional and world music, performed on a panoply of bowed, blown, plucked and hit instruments. These may include the recorder, clarinet, violin, harp, harpsichord and multiple percussion instruments. Judith Linsenberg is acclaimed for her virtuosity and fearless playing of the recorder. Winner of national performance awards, she has played with many ensembles throughout the US and Europe and recorded for numerous labels.…

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Senior Moments: Yiddish 101 w/ Rita Ratson

May 21 @ 12:30 pm
Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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$8 – $18

KI's Senior Moments Committee presents Yiddish 101 with Rita Ratson (Instructor of Yiddish at Gratz College) Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon ♦ 1:30 p.m. - Program Lunch and Program: $15 KI Members - $18 Non-members Program Only: $8 KI members - $10 Non-members RSVP with payment by May 15 to Naomi 215-887-8700 or Naomi@kenesethisrael.org All Are Welcome 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027

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Spiraling Though Time: Radically Rethinking Our Relationship to Land

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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$80

How could Shabbat, Shmitah (sabbatical), and agricultural cycles disrupt our assumptions about what it means to own, rest, and relate to the earth and each other? We will delve into rabbinic and biblical agricultural wisdom to inform our contemporary understandings and practice. This class is part of Open Circle Social Action, which brings people together to learn about the importance of the practice of tikkun olam (repair the world), tzedek (justice), and tzedakah (charity) in Jewish tradition; work with community…

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Spiraling Through Time: Radically Rethinking Our Relationship to Land

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$80

How could Shabbat, Shmitah (sabbatical), and agricultural cycles disrupt our assumptions about what it means to own, rest, and relate to the earth and each other? We will delve into rabbinic and biblical agricultural wisdom to inform our contemporary understandings and practice. When: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25. Where: Hebrew College, Room 104 Fee: $80. Financial assistance available upon request Instructors: Rabbi Getzel Davis & Leora Mallach This class is…

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Dessert & Discussion

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St.
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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Join InterfaithFamily/Boston, Rabbi Braham David and other seriously dating, engaged and newly married interfaith/intercultural couples for an evening of socializing and fun, meaningful conversation. This month, join with other interfaith couples for a 'Grab Bag' of questions - both lighthearted and serious - about interfaith relationships. $5.00/person includes tasty dessert, beverage and a great time!!

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Interfaith Iftar

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Islamic Center of Mill Valley, 62 Shell Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Free

Join us for a meal that celebrates the strength of our interfaith connections in Marin. Iftar, "breaking the fast" is an important and holy act for Muslims during the sacred month of Ramadan. Explore texts from the Koran and the Torah during a special study session, and celebrate our Marin interfaith community with a festive Halal/ Kosher meal. All are welcome! Hosted by the Islamic Center of Mill Valley, the Osher Marin JCC & Congregation Rodef Sholom. RSVP Strongly Encouraged:…

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Introduction to Judaism

May 21 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:15pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 18, 2019

Temple Sinai, 50 Sewall Avenue
Brookline, 02446 United States
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$275 – $375

Explore a modern take on Jewish life in this 18-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Engage with Jewish values, celebrations, spirituality and community. Everyone is welcome. This class is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.

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