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Asking Jewish Questions: Foundation of Judaism

Rabbi Alex Braver

Whether you’ve been thinking about converting, or just want to fill in some gaps from your Hebrew school education, come discover a deeper sense of what it means to live a meaningful Jewish life, in a welcoming space that encourages questions and critical thinking. Come check out the first few classes free of charge to see if it’s right for you!

Tuesdays @ 6:15 to 7:45 pm

October 23 & 30                    March 5, 19 & 26

November 6 & 27                  April 2, 16 & 23

December 4 & 18                  May 14, 21 & 28

January 15, 22 & 29              June 4

 

*Cost: $360/ Individual, $613/Couple

Registration: HERE

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*Tifereth Israel members and student receive a 50% discount. No one is every turned away for inability to pay.

 


 

dinner, drinks & drash

Rabbi Hillel Skolnik & Rabbi Alex Braver

 

Schmooze over a free dinner and drinks, followed by discussion and learning on a wide range of topics, led by members of the Tifereth Israel clergy team and special guests from across the Jewish community.

Nosh @ 6:00 pm  I  Drash @ 6:30 pm

 

October 10

Do I Have to Take the Torah Literally?

Rabbi Hillel Skolnik & Rabbi Alex Braver

 

October 24

Biblical Archaeology: Footprints of Abraham

Dr. Chris Farrar

 

November 14

Topic TBD

Rabbi Hillel Skolnik

 

December 12

The Meaning of Kaddish

Rabbi Alex Braver

 

Additional Dates in 2019

January 9 & 23

February 13 & 27

March 13 & 27

April 10 & 24

May 22

June 12 & 26

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Torah Trope Tutorial

Dr. Jerry Benis

Learn how to chant the Torah trope or refresh your memory. Basic Hebrew reading skills required.

Second & Fourth Sunday of Each Month @ 10:00 to 11:00 am

October 14 & 28                   March 10 & 24

November 11                        April 14 & 28

December 9                          May 12 & 16

January 13 & 27                   June 23

February 10 & 24

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Kavannah: Jewish Mindfulness Practice & Study

Rabbi Alex Braver & Beth Brown

Explore the deep roots of mindfulness practice and kavannah, focus in prayer, in the Jewish textual tradition, from the time of the Talmudic rabbis through the Hassidic mystics of Eastern Europe. Then join us in trying out a variety of guided meditation exercises. All are welcome. .

 

Mondays @ 6:00 to 7:00 pm

     
Session II March 11 & 25 Register HERE
  April 8  
Session III June 17 & 24 Register HERE
     

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Pray & Mean It: Prayer Skills and Meaning

Cantor Jack Chomsky

 

Why do we pray what we pray? What can I do to feel less lost in the prayer service? How can we connect more deeply with the poetry and melodies of the siddur? Join Cantor Chomsky in conversation on these questions and more!

 

First & Third Monday of Each Month (Usually) @ 6:30 to 7:30 pm

November 5 & 19

December 3 & 17

January 14 & 28

February 4

March 4 & 18

April 1 & 15

May 6 & 13

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes

Rev. Dr. Tim Ahrens

 

Change happens. Each day we face changes in our lives. We experience changes in our families, friendships, neighborhoods, schools, work places, communities of faith, and society. Loved ones are born and friends and family die. Neighbors move, we move, children grow up and go out into the world. Our jobs change and the soicety around us keeps changing. How do e\we deal with these changes? Using the story of the Exodus and the Israelite's journey through the desert as a model, join Rev. Dr. Tim Ahrens (Sr. Minister of First Congregational Church and founding pastor of B.R.E.A.D), along with Rabbis Skolnik and Braver and Cantor Chomsky, as together we take a look into our lives and the transitions we face.

 

Mondays @ 7:00 to 8:30 pm

January 7

February 4

March 4

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Perek Yomi

Rabbi Hillel Skolnik

 

Explore a new chapter of the Hebrew Bible each week, beginning with “In the beginning” and moving onward from there! Drop in for a few sessions, or make it a regular part of your week! Includes bagel breakfast.

 

Weekly, starting Tuesday, October 9 @ 8:30 to 9:30 am

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Hebrew Crash Course: Level II

Pamela Feldman-Hill

 

Already know the Hebrew aleph-bet? Review your reading skills while learning basic Hebrew prayer vocabulary, grammar, and phrases as we study familiar Hebrew prayers like Adon Olam and Lecha Dodi. Space is limited.

 

Tuesdays @ 6:00 to 7:30 pm

January 8, 15, 22 & 29

February 5 & 12

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Study Circle: Hassidic Teachings

Rabbi Hillel Skolnik & Rabbi Alex Braver

 

While Hassidic tales have become widely known to modern audiences, the profound spiritual teachings that stand at the very heart of Hassidism have remained a closed book for all except scholars. Join us in studying these extraordinary teachings, made accessible and in translation through Art Green’s “Speaking Torah.”

 

Wednesdays @ 9:30 to 10:30 am

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7 & 14

February 27

March 6, 13 & 20

April 3 & 10

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Short Story Group

Helen Chronister, Librarian

 

Have you been wanting to join a book club but never seem to have time to read the book? Our lively short-story discussion group is the perfect alternative. All are welcome.

 

Wednesdays @ 9:30 to 10:30 am

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7 & 14

February 27

March 6, 13, 20 & 27

April 3 & 10

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Lunch & Learn Downtown

Rabbi Hillel Skolnik & Rabbi Alex Braver

 

Stimulating conversation and Jewish study, on your lunch break! Dairy lunch sponsored by Marty & Debra Rosenthal and Fran & Steve Lesser. Our host is Anspach Meeks & Ellenberger, 175 S. Third Street, Columbus, 53215.

 

Monthly on Wednesdays @ 12:00 to 1:00 pm

October 24

November 14

December 19

January 16

February 27

March 27

April 17

May 22

June 19

July 17
August 21

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Niggun & Music Havurah

Cantor Jack Chomsky

 

Join in on the joy of music, both vocal and instrumental, with this new experimental “jam session” led by Cantor Chomsky.

 

Monthly on Wednesdays @ 6:00 to 7:30 pm

November 21

December 19

January 16

February 20

April 17

May 15

 

FREE

Registration: HERE

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Rashi Plus: Weekly Torah Study

Rabbi Harold Berman

 

Study the classic commentary of Rashi, plus other Medieval Torah commentators, through careful reading and lively discussion. No Hebrew knowledge needed. New students always welcome.

 

Ongoing weekly on Thursdays @ 8:15 to 9:15 pm

 

FREE

No registration required

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Book Group: Feminist Theology

Rabbi Alex Braver

 

Join the conversation between two feminist theologians, Judith Plaskow and Carol P. Christ, as they debate the nature of divinity in the world, beginning from the premise that the transcendant, omipotent, male God of traditional theologies must be re-understood.

 

Ongoing weekly on Fridays @ 8:15 to 9:15 pm

 

FREE

No registration required

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Israel Discussion Group

Rob Cohen

 

Explore the latest news from Israel over kiddush lunch with a lay-led discussion.

 

Monthly on Shabbat @ 12:30 to 1:15 pm

November 10

December 8

January 12

February 16

March 9

April 13

May 11

June 8

July 13
August 10

 

FREE

RSVP: HERE

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Bikur Holim: Creating Caring Communities

Mark Weinstein

 

Learn about bikur holim (the mitzvah of visiting the sick) through study and conversation. Then, join our bikur holim group and put your knowledge and skills into practice

 

Monthly on Shabbat @ 12:30 to 1:15 pm

October 27

November 24

December 22

January 26

February 23

March 23

April 27

May 25

June 22

July 27
August 24

 

FREE

RSVP: HERE

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