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Working for the Weekend: Reclaiming Shabbat with Rabbi Streiffer - on Zoom

Past Sessions
Thursday, May 23, 2024 15 Iyar 5784 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 16, 2024 8 Iyar 5784 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 9, 2024 1 Iyar 5784 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Shabbat is not only one of the most important Jewish traditions; it is also perhaps one of Judaism’s greatest gifts to humanity. The radical, subversive notion that everyone deserves a day off has reshaped our world and influenced the way was think about what it is to be human. In this learning series we will explore the meaning of Shabbat: We’ll discover where Shabbat comes from, explore its various meanings in Jewish tradition, and talk about how to “reclaim” it meaningfully as 21st century Jews. Each of the three sessions addresses a different “meta-idea” about Shabbat: [1] Shabbat as an expression of human dignity, [2] Shabbat as an expression of gratitude and appreciation, and [3] Shabbat as an expression of Tikkun Olam and hope for the future. As well, each session opens with a well-known Shabbat song! We will sing together, and then use the song as a jumping-off point for our discussion. This helps learners make the connection between a song they may know and the deeper discussion about Shabbat and its meaning in our lives.

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Thu, June 20 2024 14 Sivan 5784