Life Long Learning
February LifeLong Learning & Midweek Learning
February, 2017 LifeLong Learning
Arleen Soldati, LLL Chair
Lay Led Shabbat Torah Study, in English, 9 am
Every Shabbat morning from 9-9:45 you can join a wonderful group of people and study the parsha (portion) of the week in English. When her schedule permits, our Rabbi, Hannah Orden will lead the discussion. We usually meet in the library.
Shabbat Morning Study, 9:45
Everyone is welcome at Shabbat Morning Study. The subject is always changing and the presenter/group leader varies: from our Rabbi, Hannah Orden, guest Rabbis, Professors, and CBH members with their own special expertise. Check your Weekly BetNet for up-to-date information and changes.
February 4, 9:45: Rabbi Hannah Orden: Reconstructing Kashrut
One of the ways Reconstructionism defines Judaism is as a progressively evolving civilization. Communal decision making explores Jewish traditions and values to arrive at decisions about Jewish ritual practices. The Torah associates Kashrut with holiness and Kashrut functioned in significant ways for the Jewish people for thousands of years: a mitzvah to help Jews keep in touch with holiness. Eco-Kashrut adds environmental standards and ethical issues to questions and decisions about what is kosher and what kind of ritual practice is holy.
Rabbi Hannah Orden will explore the meaning of traditional Kashrut and the meaning of
“reconstructing” Kashrut while taking into account the present day science of environmental issues and sustainability. Come join in what will surely be a lively discussion.
February 11, 9:45: Jeremy Garber: Contemporary Jewish Authors: They Questioned and Left
Jeremy Garber, guest presenter, returns to continue the rich discussion we began during his last presentation, October 15, 2016. Today we will focus on contemporary memoirs and novels written by Jews who questioned and then left strict Orthodoxy. The memoirs and narratives range from wry, humorous, and poignant. Jeremy will compile a few new readings which will be distributed as soon as they are available.
February 18, Shabbat Morning Service, 9—10:30 am
Join Rabbi Hannah Orden and Steve Wetter for a Shabbat morning service with Torah Study. Note that there will be no regular Torah Study or Lifelong Learning. Casual attire as always.