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Thursday, April 9
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Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • April 7, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Preparing for Passover with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning: Preparing for Passover
    with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Many people will be participating in virtual seders this year, and some people might find themselves leading a seder for perhaps the first time. In this class we will discuss both the basics of the Passover seder and also some of the deeper meanings of this most essential Jewish holiday.
    (This class will meet Tuesday March 31, April 7 and April 14.)
    Join us by clicking here.  

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

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 9, 2020
    HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED-1st Day of Passover
  • April 9, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    No DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE Today

    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.  

  • April 9, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SEDER

    ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER (AND HOPEFULLY ONLY!) 
    WOODSTOCK JEWISH CONGREGATION 
    VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SEDER

    It would be a mind-bending irony if the current plague caused us to cancel Passover, so we are not going to let that happen!

    Join Rabbi Jonathan in our “virtual shul” online as we gather together, each in our own homes, for a meaningful and engaging community seder. Open to all, no pre-registration required.
     
    We will each prepare the ritual Passover foods in our own homes - seder plates, matzah, haroset, salty water, greens, etc. We will distribute a Haggadah that you can download, but that will also be viewable on your screen. We will converse and discuss using online tools that require no special computer skills, and Rabbi Jonathan will lead us through this most essential and joyous Jewish ritual.
     
    All the details can be found in our email by clicking here.

  • April 10, 2020
    HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED-2nd Day of Passover
  • April 10, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 10, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    No Friday Evening Shabbat Service During Passover
  • April 11, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    No Shabbat Service During Passover

    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

  • April 13, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: "What Does It Mean to Be Human" with Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

    Adult Learning: What Does It Mean to Be Human?

    with Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

    We will begin our sessions with about 15-20 minutes of singing and chanting, helping to ground us. Then we will turn to the question, what does it mean to be human? This question, more relevant than ever in the time of COVID-19, is a question the Talmudic rabbis also grappled with. We will read midrash about the creation of humanity from the compilation Genesis Rabbah, and see what wisdom we can find in these rabbinic teachings for our own time. Please feel free to come just for the singing, just for the learning, or for both.

    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 14, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Preparing for Passover with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning: Preparing for Passover
    with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Many people will be participating in virtual seders this year, and some people might find themselves leading a seder for perhaps the first time. In this class we will discuss both the basics of the Passover seder and also some of the deeper meanings of this most essential Jewish holiday.
    (This class will meet Tuesday March 31, April 7 and April 14.)
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 15, 2020
    HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED-7th Day of Passover
  • April 15, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 16, 2020
    HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED-8th Day of Passover
  • April 16, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    8th Day of Passover Service and Yizkor
  • April 16, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY 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.  

  • April 17, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 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

  • April 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

  • April 20, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: "What Does It Mean to Be Human" with Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

    Adult Learning: What Does It Mean to Be Human?

    with Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

    We will begin our sessions with about 15-20 minutes of singing and chanting, helping to ground us. Then we will turn to the question, what does it mean to be human? This question, more relevant than ever in the time of COVID-19, is a question the Talmudic rabbis also grappled with. We will read midrash about the creation of humanity from the compilation Genesis Rabbah, and see what wisdom we can find in these rabbinic teachings for our own time. Please feel free to come just for the singing, just for the learning, or for both.

    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 20, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Tentative: Ulster County Yom Hashoah Commemoration at Congregation Emanuel


 

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