Dinner, Learning, Drinks, Live Music!
7:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Choose your own adventure! Talks, Discussions (see below)
9:00 PM Open mic music, food and drinks
FIT: Friendships Illuminating Torah
Private Learning Partners
Would you like to get set up with a learning mentor? We set you up with a friend that you can explore Jewish Wisdom with on Wed. nights or on another night if Wed. nights don’t work for you. Just show up or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sysiphean Struggle of Spirituality
Rabbi Yitzchak Greenblatt, PhD
Sysiphus was that guy in greek mythology who was self-aggrandizing and a trickster and thus was sentenced to roll a giant boulder uphill which would subsequently roll down and hit him. This was more than 18 years hard labor…this was a sentence for eternity.
What does that have to do with Jewish spiritual growth? Come and find out about the Sisyphean Struggle of Spirituality.
New Stuff: Recognizing Blessings in Our Worlds
Rabbi Peretz Goldstein
The gratitude attitude is known to be a secret for happiness and fulfillment, so it’s no surprise that it is one of the central principals of the Torah. Throughout the day, there are many opportunities for appreciating the bountiful good that we receive from our Creator. When we wake, when we get dressed and when we eat are just a few occasions that warrant thanks and thus, there are specific blessings to be made.
What about when we buy new clothes? How about a special celebration? The birth of a child?
This class will provide a guide to the laws of the versatile Shehecheyanu thanksgiving blessing.
Judaism at Work
Rabbi Mati Miller
What does one’s conduct in business say about his religious beliefs, or lack thereof? Some people are under the impression that Judaism concerns itself only with kosher food, prayer in the synagogue, and the celebration of Shabbat and Festivals. Business affairs, they reason, are governed by common sense and one’s personal sense of ethics and that one’s conduct in the workplace has little to do with being Jewish. This talk will dispel such notions and help understand why it is so important for Jews to represent Judaism, even in the workplace.