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What does being Jewish mean to you? How does it add to who you are?
Individualized exploration of Judaism, following the interests of the participants. Groups now forming.
The History of Jewish Meaning
Tuesday, Dec 5, 7:30-9:00pm at Ohev Shalom
Topic: Abraham and the Idols - An evolving tale
The story of Abraham in his father's idol shop is not in the Bible. But there are versions of this tale in the works of the rabbis as well as in works that the rabbis rejected. All the versions are fiery and dramatic. We'll use this fascinating example of biblical interpretation to explore the transition from the Second Temple period to the era of the rabbis.
Fifteen sessions led by Rabbi Helen Plotkin
Meets twice a month on Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00.
Begins at Ohev Shalom on Oct 10, 2017,
moves to Beth Israel on Feb 20, 2018.
Specific topics will be announced in advance. Come to all, or select those that interest you.
Text study and discussion will focus on questions like these:
Five sessions led by Rabbi Shelly Barnathan.
Meets at Beth Israel every other Tuesday morning,
10:00-12:00,from Oct 17 to Dec 12, 2017.
Baby boomers and empty nesters are pioneers in understanding and making the most of the “third chapter” of life, years full of potential for learning and growth. Wise Aging is a program designed to offer rich Jewish resources and support for living these years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom.
Topics include: becoming one’s authentic self; relating to our bodies as we age; nourishing and renewing healthy relationships; discovering qualities of soul; practicing forgiveness; learning to live with loss, change, and death; creating meaningful rituals; cultivating wisdom; and leaving a legacy.
Based on the book Wise Aging by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. LInda Thal, available on Amazon for $13 or $14..
To discuss customized learning for your family, please contact
Rabbi Helen Plotkin (email@example.com / 610-368-4065).
Ohev Shalom: 2 Chester Road, Wallingford, PA 19086
Beth Israel: 542 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063