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Asking Jewish Questions: Foundation of Judaism

Rabbi Alex Braver

Board Room

Discover a deeper sense of what it means to live a Jewish life in a welcoming space that encourages questions and critical thinking. Whether you’ve been thinking about converting or just want to fill some gaps from your childhood Hebrew school education, come explore Jewish history, meaning, and spiritual practice.in our world, and discover how Jewish mysticism can be relevant to your life.

 

Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

October 10, 24 & 31     February 6, 20 & 27

November 7 & 28        March 6, 20 & 27

December 5                 April 17 & 24

Jan. 9, 23 & 30            May 1, 15, 22 & 29

 

 

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Registration: HERE

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

*Tifereth Israel members and students receive a 50% discount

Information:Joy

*Tifereth Israel is committed to eliminating barriers to participation. No one is ever turned away due to financial hardship.

 


 

The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice

Rabbi Michael Ungar & Rabbi Alex Braver

Board Room

The complex issues of modern society are, at their core, issues of ethical and moral concern. Together, we will gain an solid understanding of how Jewish ethics can inform our discussions and decisions.

 

Mondays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

October 16                Februry 5

November 6              March 5

December 4              April 9

January 8                  May 7

 

Registration: HERE

Recomended Donation:      $36

Information: Joy

 


 

Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Rabbi Arye Berk

Board Room

In a subject fraught with tension, where there is no right or wrong answer, come learn about differing perspectives within Jewish communities in a calm environment designed to evoke thought-provoking discourse.

 

Mondays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

October 23                February 12

November 13            March 12

December 11             April 16

January 22                May 14

 

Registration: HERE

Cost*:     $50

Information: Rabbi Berk

*Tifereth Israel is committed to eliminating barriers to participation. No one is ever turned away due to financial hardship.

 


 

Sparks: The Radical Mysticism of the Hassidic Masters 

Rabbi Alex Braver
Katz Chapel

Wrestle with the challenging, spiritually creative teachings of the Hassidic masters, who believed that a divine spark can be found within everything in our world, and discover how Jewish mysticism can be relevant to your life.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Session I November 29 Register HERE
  December 6 & 13  
Session II March 21 & 28 Register HERE
  April 4  
Session III June 6, 13 & 20 Register HERE
     

 

Recomended Donation:      $36

Information: Joy

 


 

These Are the Words: Hebrew Vocabulary for Prayer

Cantor Jack Chomsky

Hosted in Members’ Homes

Learn to understand Jewish prayer through understanding a basic Hebrew vocabulary. Students will acquire about 200 words from the siddur, creating a more meaningful, joyful, and spiritual prayer experience.

 

Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:30 pm

November 1 &13

December 6 & 20

January 10 & 24

 

Registration: HERE

Recomended Donation:      $36

Information: Joy

 


 

Creating Caring Communities: Bikkur Holim

Mark Weinstein

Board Room

Learn about bikkur holim (the mitzvah of visiting the sick) and help create a community that cares for its members, through a study of traditional Jewish texts, organizing strategies, and theories of pastoral care.

 

Sundays, 10:00 to 11:00 am

October 15 & 29        January 7 & 21

November 12            February 4 & 18

December 3 & 17      March 4

 

Registration: HERE

Recomended Donation:      $36

Information: mhw1043@yahoo.com

 


 

Study Circle: Moral Grandeur and Spiritual and Spiritual Audacity - The Writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Rabbi Michael Ungar & Rabbi Alex Braver

Board Room

Study the writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose life embodied a unique mixture of traditional Jewish piety and observance with a radical commitment to social justice and activism. Sponsored by the Tifereth Israel Sisterhood.

 

Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:30 am

October 18 & 23          March 7, 14 & 21

Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 29        April 4, 11, 18 & 25

December 6             

 

Registration: HERE

Recomended Donation:      $36

Information:Joy

 

 


 

Short Story Circle
Helen Chronister, Librarian
Library
Explore stories that captivate the curious and engage participants in thoughtful and lively discussion. Space is limited to 15.

Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am
Session I:        
October 18 & 23
November 1, 8, 15, & 29
December 6

To register: HERE

Recomended Donation:      $36

Session II:
March 7, 14 & 21
April 4, 11, 18 & 25

Register: HERE

Information: Helen
 


 

Torah Trope Tutorial
Elizabeth Sherowski
Katz Chapel
Learn how to chant the Torah trope or refresh your skills — a great opportunity for parents of B’nei Mitzvah students to learn to read a passage for their child’s simcha.

Sundays, 10:00 to 11:00 am
Session I:
October 15 & 29
November 5 & 19
December 3 & 17

Register: HERE

Recomended Donation:      $36

Session II:
January 7 & 21
February 4 & 18
March 4 & 18

Register: HERE

Information: sherowski.2@osu.edu
 


 

Rashi Plus: Weekly Torah Study
Rabbi Harold Berman
Board Room
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. 

Thursdays, 8:15 to 9:15 am

Register: HERE

Recomended Donation:      $36

Information: Rabbi Berman
 


 

Friday Morning Book Group
Rabbi Michael Ungar
Board Room
We’ll choose a book and explore it together, through the lens of Jewish thought and experience. New group members are always welcome.

Fridays, 8:15 to 9:15 am 

Register: HERE

Recomended Donation:      $36
Information: Joy


 

Shabbat Book Club
Rabbi Arye Berk
Following Kiddush Luncheon
Upper Social Hall
Join us in reading Yossi Klein-Halevi’s book, Like Dreamers, which tells the true story of the elite Israeli paratroopers who retook the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six Day War and how, over the next 40 years, they became leaders of the Israeli peace and settlement movements.

  • November 4 & 18
  • December 2
  • January 6 & 20
  • February 3 & 17
  • March 3 & 17
  • May 5 & 19
  • June 2 & 16

Register: HERE 

Recomended Donation:      $36

Information: Rabbi Berk
 

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