JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Yoga with a Full Heart

Mondays in July, 1-2:15pm
A unique yoga experience touched by Jewish blessing.

Update from Israel

Sunday, July 5, 10:30am-12:00pm ET
With our friends and teachers Yitzhak Sokoloff, Kayla Ship and Ariel Fogelman of Keshet Educational Journeys.

Gender Identity and Judaism Part 3

Sunday, July 12 at 10:00am ET
With Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus, exploring the ways that the rabbis understood gender and the extent to which their ideas relate to our contemporary lives.

ZOOM (BA DA BOOM) JOKE NIGHT!

Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm ET
Raise your hand. Share a joke. With Emcee Rondavid Gold

A Jewish Book Club! with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm
We're reading "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks

Spiritual Practice at the WJC

Wednesday through Friday, 1pm-2:15pm ET
When you join in, just imagine that you are walking into our building, and seeing your community.

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Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • July 6, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Yoga with a Full Heart with Susan Blacker

    WJC's Yoga With A Full Heart

    Blending a gentle yoga class with Jewish wisdom to create a unique experience deepening our connection to body, mind and spirit. This four class series will be infused with aspects of Jewish practice: Morning Blessing, Our Hidden Light, Hineni(Here I Am), Finding Our Essential Self, and Sh'ma - Listening to Our Deepest Voice.

    All are welcome to this gentle class. Chair alternatives will be offered. This will be a unique yoga experience touched by Jewish blessing.

    Susan Blacker is a certified Kripalu instructor since 2002 specializing in therapeutic yoga for seniors. Susan currently teaches 2 weekly classes for the Woodstock Senior Recreation Program and offers gentle yoga classes through Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College. Susan is excited to weave together the beauty of Judaism with the practice of yoga to see where it might lead us.

    If you have questions, you can reach Susan at ssblacker@gmail.com.

  • July 6, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    WJC Women's Group
  • July 7, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Book Club led by Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning:  Our new book is "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. It is a novel that blends the long history of the Sarajevo Haggadah with modern day politics and the emotions of people  involved with preserving it. 

    For our first meeting we will talk about the real Sarajevo Haggadah and discuss only the first section of the book. We will not meet on June 23 and will continue meeting weekly on June 30.

    For more information click here.

    In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. 

  • July 8, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: “Spiritual Sage-ing in a time of Brokenness”
    With Rabbi Pauline Tamari and Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    With age come perspective and wisdom. Let us recognize our status as elders and tap into the inner wisdom we may not realize we possess to find ways to understand both ourselves and this unforeseen world we are living in. We will use the spiritual tools of our tradition to offer our wisdom to those we love in an ethical will and discover ways to uncover and spread truth and light.  

    Join us by clicking here.  

    Spiritual Practice at the WJC

    We have moved our synagogue programs online and are pleased to be able to offer a meeting place to deepen and to strengthen our spiritual lives and community. Our offerings tap different streams of Jewish spiritual practice. All are welcome to join in, and there is no charge.

    On the days when we learn and practice from 1-2pm, at 2pm we will offer a communal healing prayer and also take advantage of our online minyan to provide an opportunity for anyone who needs to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. Feel free to join us at 2pm, even if you have not been participating during the previous hour!

  • July 9, 2020  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Pick up "Recent Work" Art Show
  • July 9, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

    Spiritual Practice at the WJC

    We have moved our synagogue programs online and are pleased to be able to offer a meeting place to deepen and to strengthen our spiritual lives and community. Our offerings tap different streams of Jewish spiritual practice. All are welcome to join in, and there is no charge.

    On the days when we learn and practice from 1-2pm, at 2pm we will offer a communal healing prayer and also take advantage of our online minyan to provide an opportunity for anyone who needs to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. Feel free to join us at 2pm, even if you have not been participating during the previous hour!

  • July 10, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    (Online) Friday Evening Shabbat Service (Summer Hours)

    Join Rabbi Jonathan and our far-flung community for our joyous and uplifting Shabbat services. Invite your friends and relatives to join in as well. We are in the process of discovering and developing how to celebrate Shabbat together when we are physically apart. The results so far are fabulous.
    Join us at this link

  • July 11, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    (Online) Shabbat Service

    Join Rabbi Jonathan and our far-flung community for our joyous and uplifting Shabbat services. Invite your friends and relatives to join in as well. We are in the process of discovering and developing how to celebrate Shabbat together when we are physically apart. The results so far are fabulous.
    Join us at this link

  • July 12, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Gender Identity and Judaism Session 3

    Adult Learning:  In part 3, we will dive into practical issues, such as pronouns, and we will dream together how to make WJC even more welcoming. Please have paper and pen/pencil handy. All are welcome, whether or not you came to previous sessions.

  • July 13, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Yoga with a Full Heart with Susan Blacker

    WJC's Yoga With A Full Heart

    Blending a gentle yoga class with Jewish wisdom to create a unique experience deepening our connection to body, mind and spirit. This four class series will be infused with aspects of Jewish practice: Morning Blessing, Our Hidden Light, Hineni(Here I Am), Finding Our Essential Self, and Sh'ma - Listening to Our Deepest Voice.

    All are welcome to this gentle class. Chair alternatives will be offered. This will be a unique yoga experience touched by Jewish blessing.

    Susan Blacker is a certified Kripalu instructor since 2002 specializing in therapeutic yoga for seniors. Susan currently teaches 2 weekly classes for the Woodstock Senior Recreation Program and offers gentle yoga classes through Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College. Susan is excited to weave together the beauty of Judaism with the practice of yoga to see where it might lead us.

    If you have questions, you can reach Susan at ssblacker@gmail.com.

  • July 14, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Book Club led by Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning:  Our new book is "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. It is a novel that blends the long history of the Sarajevo Haggadah with modern day politics and the emotions of people  involved with preserving it. 

    For our first meeting we will talk about the real Sarajevo Haggadah and discuss only the first section of the book. We will not meet on June 23 and will continue meeting weekly on June 30.

    For more information click here.

    In 1996, Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, is offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, which has been rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. Priceless and beautiful, the book is one of the earliest Jewish volumes ever to be illuminated with images. When Hanna, a caustic loner with a passion for her work, discovers a series of tiny artifacts in its ancient binding—an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair—she begins to unlock the book’s mysteries. The reader is ushered into an exquisitely detailed and atmospheric past, tracing the book’s journey from its salvation back to its creation. 

  • July 15, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: “Spiritual Sage-ing in a time of Brokenness”
    With Rabbi Pauline Tamari and Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    With age come perspective and wisdom. Let us recognize our status as elders and tap into the inner wisdom we may not realize we possess to find ways to understand both ourselves and this unforeseen world we are living in. We will use the spiritual tools of our tradition to offer our wisdom to those we love in an ethical will and discover ways to uncover and spread truth and light.  

    Join us by clicking here.  

    Spiritual Practice at the WJC

    We have moved our synagogue programs online and are pleased to be able to offer a meeting place to deepen and to strengthen our spiritual lives and community. Our offerings tap different streams of Jewish spiritual practice. All are welcome to join in, and there is no charge.

    On the days when we learn and practice from 1-2pm, at 2pm we will offer a communal healing prayer and also take advantage of our online minyan to provide an opportunity for anyone who needs to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. Feel free to join us at 2pm, even if you have not been participating during the previous hour!

  • July 15, 2020  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    WJC JOKE NIGHT!

    ZOOM

    (BA DA BOOM)

    JOKE NIGHT!

     

    Never has there been a more desperate need for laughter.

    Join the group.  Raise your hand. Share a joke (or jokes).

    (Keep ‘em PG rated.)

    Rondavid Gold will be on hand to MC…and to prove that you don’t have to have talent to MC.

    Come.  Eat snacks. Share the laughs.  G-d knows we need it.

  • July 16, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

    Spiritual Practice at the WJC

    We have moved our synagogue programs online and are pleased to be able to offer a meeting place to deepen and to strengthen our spiritual lives and community. Our offerings tap different streams of Jewish spiritual practice. All are welcome to join in, and there is no charge.

    On the days when we learn and practice from 1-2pm, at 2pm we will offer a communal healing prayer and also take advantage of our online minyan to provide an opportunity for anyone who needs to recite the Mourner’s Kaddish. Feel free to join us at 2pm, even if you have not been participating during the previous hour!

  • July 16, 2020  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    (Online) Board of Directors Meeting
  • July 17, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    (Online) Friday Evening Shabbat Service (Summer Hours)

    Join Rabbi Jonathan and our far-flung community for our joyous and uplifting Shabbat services. Invite your friends and relatives to join in as well. We are in the process of discovering and developing how to celebrate Shabbat together when we are physically apart. The results so far are fabulous.
    Join us at this link

  • July 18, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    (Online) Shabbat Service

    Join Rabbi Jonathan and our far-flung community for our joyous and uplifting Shabbat services. Invite your friends and relatives to join in as well. We are in the process of discovering and developing how to celebrate Shabbat together when we are physically apart. The results so far are fabulous.
    Join us at this link

  • July 19, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Women's Rosh Chodesh Group


 

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