Commentary on the weekly Torah portion from Rabbi Jonathan’s recent book

Va’yeitzei | This Is ‘The Place’
This is the beginning of Jacob’s journey of spiritual awakening. By impersonating his brother Esau, Jacob had tricked his blind father, Isaac, and acquired the special blessing of the firstborn intended for Esau. But now, Esau wants to kill him, and Jacob has been forced to run away from the only home he has ever known.

Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan

Thursdays at 1pm ET
Each week we highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crises.

“A Shtickle Toyrah” (a bit of Torah)

Mondays at 9–9:15am ET
Start the week off with a taste of the weekly Torah portion.

Witnessing for One Another with Rev. Blaze Ardman

Mondays, 1–2pm ET
Join us for this hour when people can come together to speak their stories, stories from their lives, past or current, to be witnessed and heard.

A Jewish Book Club! with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm
Starting Tuesday, October 27, the book group will be reading Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends. of Hasidic Masters by Elie Wiesel.

Yoga with a Full Heart

Tuesdays, 11am-12pm ET
A unique yoga experience touched by Jewish blessing. With teacher, Susan Blacker.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • November 24, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    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.

    Register to receive Zoom link: https://www.wjcshul.org/virtual-shul/

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

  • November 26, 2020
    HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED-Thanksgiving Day
  • November 26, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    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, in this adult learning class, we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crises.

    Register to receive Zoom link: https://www.wjcshul.org/virtual-shul/

    We will conclude each session with a healing prayer and an opportunity to recite the Mourner's Kaddish.

  • November 27, 2020
    HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED-Day After Thanksgiving
  • November 27, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    (Online) Friday Evening 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

  • November 28, 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

  • November 30, 2020  9:00 am - 9:15 am
    "A Shtickle Toyrah" (a bit of Torah)

    The teaching may be about the Torah portion we'll chant on the upcoming Shabbat, or about the haftorah (reading from the prophets) assigned to the portion, or about the wide expanse of Jewish wisdom from ancient and modern commentaries and authors. Anyone who has a favorite portion of Torah, or is interested in learning and then teaching, is invited to contact Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser.
    Register to receive Zoom link.

    (An adult learning offering.)

  • December 1, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    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.

    Register to receive Zoom link: https://www.wjcshul.org/virtual-shul/

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

  • December 3, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    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, in this adult learning class, we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crises.

    Register to receive Zoom link: https://www.wjcshul.org/virtual-shul/

    We will conclude each session with a healing prayer and an opportunity to recite the Mourner's Kaddish.

  • December 4, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    (Online) Friday Evening 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

  • December 5, 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

  • December 7, 2020  9:00 am - 9:15 am
    "A Shtickle Toyrah" (a bit of Torah)

    The teaching may be about the Torah portion we'll chant on the upcoming Shabbat, or about the haftorah (reading from the prophets) assigned to the portion, or about the wide expanse of Jewish wisdom from ancient and modern commentaries and authors. Anyone who has a favorite portion of Torah, or is interested in learning and then teaching, is invited to contact Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser.
    Register to receive Zoom link.

    (An adult learning offering.)

  • December 7, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    WJC Women's Group


 

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