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
Let in the Light
Mrs. Sorele Goldstein
It may arrive only three days after our darkest winter night but the Jewish Festival of Light has much insight to offer. A deeper look at what the Chanukah candles represent and how they can impact the very fabric of our existence.
The Mystics of the Fire of Chanukah: Light up or down?
Rabbi Yitzchak Greenblatt, PhD
We all know that we light one candle on the first night, two on the second, and so on. But did you know the the Gemara actually mentions another opinion: eight candles on the first night, seven on the second night, on so on? What is the symbolism of these two methods? Find out that there are two distinct characteristics of fire: it burns, and it illuminates.
The Multidimensional Mitzvah Decoded
Rabbi Peretz Goldstein
“C’mon Jonny, do a Mitzvah, help your Bubby put the pork chops in the oven”. This request may seem comical to you, but how do we define a Mitzvah? Doing a favor? A ‘good deed’? Something deeper? Join us as we decode the multidimensional elements of the Mitzvot.
Judaism in the Workplace
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.
FIT: Friendships Illuminating Torah
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.