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

Cannabis: What Does the Torah Say?

Rabbi JP Katz A bill deciding the legal status of a plant that needs no introduction will be voted upon by Massachusetts citizens on Tues., Nov. 8th. What does the Torah say about Cannibus for non-medical purposes? Why should you care? Join us for a fun and light discussion on mary jane. This talk is rated MT. Mature Thinkers required. No knuckleheads.

The Primacy of Life (Part 2)

Rabbi Yitzchak Greenblatt, PhD Judaism is a system which cherishes life. We go to great lengths to preserve it. Sometimes, moral problems can arise as a result. What if I am forced to choose between killing one of two people? Between killing myself or killing someone else? Join Rabbi Greenblatt for a in-depth discussion of the classic Jewish sources (in English translation) spelling out the moral difference between passive and active behavior in life and death situations.

A Special Blessing for a Special Occasion

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.  

Organ Transplants

Rabbi Mati Miller An in-depth analysis of the sources and how they apply to today’s day and age.