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A Jewish Book Club! with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm, through June 9
We're reading The Orchard by Yochi Brandes.

Daily Jewish Spiritual Practice

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

The Woodstock Jewish Congregation Cookbook

Deadline: August 1
We are pleased to announce a community project that brings us together while we are socially isolating.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • May 31, 2020  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Annual Meeting (Online
  • June 2, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    NEW! Book Club led by Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    A Jewish Book Club!

    with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, & June 2 & 9

    Rabbi Ellen writes:

    “I read the The Orchard by Yochi Brandes two years ago and it has remained vividly in my memory. As part of the WJC’s expanding online offerings, I would love to reread the book and share discussion about it with you.  

    The Orchard is a brilliant historical novel that depicts the beginnings of modern Judaism and Christianity (in the first and second centuries) and the historical circumstances and tumultuous disputes that accompanied their births. The heroes of that generation (such as Rabbi Akiva and his wife Rachel, Rabbi Ishmael, Rabban Gamaliel, Paul of Tarsus, and many others) become flesh and blood in this stunning interweaving of biblical and Talmudic lore into a page-turning and deeply insightful read.

    I look forward to reading and discussing this book with you!”

    During the first session Rabbi Ellen will introduce the historical time period and events in which the novel is set.

    The Orchard is available as an e-book on Kindle, and used and new hard copies can be purchased via your local bookstore and online at the following booksellers 

    https://www.alibris.com/The-Orchard-Yochi-Brandes/book/39503595?matches=17

    https://bookshop.org/books/the-orchard-9789652299307/9789652299307

    https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-NullResults-_-Results&an=yochi+brandes&tn=&isbn=&kn=+

     

     

  • June 2, 2020  6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
    Breathing, Awareness, and Joy with Carol Fox Prescott

    A Theater Workshop with Carol Fox Prescott
    Please contact Maxine Davidowitz by email to receive a Zoom invite.
    maxine.davidowitz@gmail.com

    adult learning

  • June 3, 2020  8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Life Spring Annual Meeting
  • June 3, 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.  

  • June 4, 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.  

  • June 5, 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.  

  • June 5, 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

  • June 6, 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

  • June 7, 2020  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    RESCHEDULED: Adult Learning: Gender Identity and Judaism with Student Rabbi Miriam Geronimus

    Gender Identity and Judaism

    The Talmud describes 6 different genders. In this 2-part class, we will explore the ways that the rabbis understood gender and the extent to which their ideas relate to our contemporary lives. We will also review contemporary gender terminology and the ways that language can help us understand each other and build diverse communities.

    Attendance at both sessions is recommended but not required.

  • June 8, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Topic to be announced
  • June 10, 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.  

  • June 11, 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.  

  • June 12, 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.  

  • June 12, 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

  • June 13, 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


 

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