Study with the Rabbi

From Rabbi Ellen: When I was a girl, I loved Hebrew School, but later in life, I yearned to learn more deeply and broadly about Judaism and actively looked for opportunities to learn. Now, as a rabbi, literally translating to teacher, I can share my learning with you, my community. Are you like me and wish for a deeper understanding? If so, join me to explore three areas of Judaism that I love.

I am honored to offer a series of three classes on Zoom on Thursday afternoons, January 25, February 1, and February 8 from 1:30-2:30.

January 25: Brachot (Blessings)
Why do we say them? When do we say them? How can we start a blessing (gratitude, mindfulness) practice?

February 1: Holidays
Jewish Holidays come from the Torah, the Talmud, and modern life.
What are some of the traditions associated with these holidays? How can we find deeper meaning in our observance?

February 22: The Ketuvim (Writings)
The Tanach (Hebrew Bible) has three sections: Torah and Nevi-im (Prophets), which we encounter regularly in services, and Ketuvim (Writings), which you may have less familiarity with. We will read samples from Ketuvim and explore what they have to offer us.