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Study Sessions

Bible Stories for Adults, Part Two
with Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe
 
Following up on last year’s successful series, we will continue to explore often overlooked biblical narratives.  As many of us learn Torah stories as a child but seldom revisit this complex literature as adults, we will unpack the wisdom and complexity found in each text.  All are welcome, whether you attended last year’s series or not; whether you know these stories or are arriving at them for the first time.  
Dates: 
Tuesday, April 21 at 11:00 am: Korach’s Rebellion Against Moses
Monday, May 11 at 1:30 pm: Samson and Delilah 

Confronting our own End of Life Struggles: The Stories of Moses and Aaron
Sundays, 10:30 am
with Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Norman Cohen, Ph.D.
 
As we continue to immerse ourselves in the life stories of the biblical characters and find meaning for our own lives, no character is more powerful than Moses.  His life frames most of the Torah and we have studied several portions of it.  Yet, it behooves us to look closely at his end of life struggles, which we all experience — how he copes with aging, the loss of his brother and sister, his handing over power to his disciple Joshua, and his own death.  Come along and imbibe the power of these moments in Moses’ life as seen through the provocative and engaging world of Midrash.
Dates: 
April 26: Miriam and Aaron’s Death - Numbers 20 and the Midrash on the Death of Aaron
May 3: Raising Up New Leadership- Deuteronomy 31
May 31 at 10:00 am*: The End has Come: How Moses Copes with Death

Text Study
Mondays, 1:30 pm
with Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe

Rabbis Jaffe will lead a study of parshah hashavua – the Torah portion for that week – including additional commentary from various sources.  This open discussion is welcome for all.  No Hebrew knowledge or past experience necessary.  Join us in lively discussion as we immerse ourselves in the Torah portion and the wisdom it has to offer.
Dates:
May 25
June 1, 8, 15

Mon, July 13 2020 21 Tammuz 5780