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December 2020

Shabbat Minyan & Torah Study (via Zoom)

Saturday, December 5, 2020 @10:00am-11:45am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, January 30, 2021

January 2021

The Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel

Thursday, January 21 @7:00pm-8:00pm

Class by Rabbi Batsheva Appel From the back cover of the book:  "The Sabbath is a profound, scholarly, and beautiful meditation on the nature and celebration of the Seventh Day." A discussion of the book and an exploration of the meaning of Shabbat for each of us.

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Torah and Mussar – A Path for Personal Development

Tuesday, January 26 @1:00pm


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February 2021

Old World & New World Reform Judaism

Wednesday, February 3 @7:00pm-8:15pm
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One event on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:00pm

Wednesdays, February 3, 10 at 7 – 8:15 pm, taught by Rabbi Batsheva Appel We will be looking at the origins of Reform Judaism and how the differences between Europe and the United States affected its development. We will also look at the future of Reform Judaism, both in the Diaspora and in Israel.

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Presenting Rabbi Rachel Mikva

Thursday, February 18 @7:00pm-9:00pm

This is a joint event with Beth Shalom Synagogue and Congregation B'nai Israel in partnership with Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Rabbi Rachel Mikva is the Herman E. Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies and Senior Faculty Fellow of the Interreligious Institute at the Chicago Theological Seminary.  Her work is on the cutting edge of theological education and training for religious leaders who build bridges across cultural and religious differences for social transformation.  As a congregational rabbi in Chicago and New…

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March 2021

Judaism’s Great Debates

Wednesday, March 10 @7:00pm-8:15pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, from 7 - 8:15 pm, taught by Rabbi Batsheva Appel Not surprisingly, Jews do not always agree and at key moments in our history, there have been de-bates about what direction Judaism should go. Does spirituality come from intellect or from emo-tion? What are the boundaries of Jewish thought? Big questions underlying big debates. We will examine four key debates from the time of the start of Hasidism to an imagined debate between Theodor…

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Tiffany Shlain – The Making of a Mensch!

Thursday, March 11 @7:00pm-9:00pm

This is a joint event with Congregation B'nai Israel and Beth Shalom Synagogue in partnership with Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Tiffany Shlain is on NPR's list of Best Commencement Speeches and was listed by Newsweek as "one of the women shaping the 21st Century".  She is also co-founder of 50/50 Day, Character Day and the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Tiffany is a world-renowned speaker and has given keynotes at Google, Harvard, and NASA.  She was the…

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April 2021

HUC Connect – Reflections on the Significance of Holocaust Memory in the 21st Century

Thursday, April 15 @2:00pm-4:00pm

The Roger E. Joseph Prize Lecture Sara J. Bloomfield Director - US Holocaust Memorial Museum The Holocaust happened in another century and on another continent. Seventy-six years later, we live in a vastly different, rapidly changing world. Sara J. Bloomfield will speak about why the history and lessons of the Holocaust are not only timeless but timely, as we honor her with HUC’s highest humanitarian award, the Roger E. Joseph Prize. The Roger E. Joseph Prize lecture is sponsored by the…

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Jewish Book Club via Zoom – hosted by Beth Shalom Synagogue

Sunday, April 18 @3:00pm-5:00pm

Please join us as we discuss In Our Hearts We Were Giants / Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz, by Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev. In this remarkable, never-before-told account of the Ovitz family, seven of whose ten members were dwarves, readers bear witness to the terrible irony of the Ovitz's fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust. The Jewish Book Club generally meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month, unless there is a holiday on…

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Jewish Cooking Club via Zoom – hosted by Beth Shalom Synagogue

Sunday, April 25 @11:00am-1:00pm

Gail Sherman will lead us in a delicious recipe for Chopped Liver! Join in at the BSS Zoom room.

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May 2021

Pirkei Avot via Zoom – hosted by Beth Shalom Synagogue

Sunday, May 2 @3:00pm-4:00pm
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One event on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 3:00pm

One event on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 3:00pm

One event on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 3:00pm

May 2, 9, 16, 30 - BSS Zoom Room Timeless Talmudic Wisdom Discussion & Dialogue

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HUC Connect: Intersectional Jewish Identities

Thursday, May 13 @2:00pm-3:00pm

Dr. Mijal Bitton, Scholar in Residence at the Shalom Hartman Institute Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D., HUC President, Moderator INTERSECTIONAL JEWISH IDENTITIES We often speak of American Jews in ways that elide their differences or that assume they are all Ashkenazi or white. But American Jews are characterized by vibrant ethnic and racial diversity that must be understood by those of us working to build inclusive Jewish communities. Through her sociological scholarship on Sephardic Jews in America and her own identity as…

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Tikkun Leil Shavuot: Celebrating the Giving of the Torah

Sunday, May 16 @4:00pm-6:00pm

Joint service with Beth Shalom Synagogue via Zoom in the BSS Zoom room Two Adult Study Sessions & a BYO Dairy Dessert Marriage Imagery of Shavuot with Rabbi Applyby Break: we'll enjoy our individual dairy desserts together The Book of Ruth: Love and Commitment with Rabbi Appel

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Small Congregations Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5781

Sunday, May 16 @6:00pm-Monday, May 17 @6:00pm

Invitation from Temple Sinai: On the evening of Shavuot, we honor the gift of Torah at Mt. Sinai. Traditionally, we do this through an all-night Torah study session called Tikkun Leil Shavuot. Join congregations and rabis from all around the country via Zoom for a unique set of online study sessions including music, TV shows, and a celbration of Torah for all ages. Programs run from Sunday, May 16th - 6:00 pm CST until Monday, May 17 - 10:00 am…

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HUC Connect: Pilgrims and Prisoners: Jews on the High Seas

Thursday, May 27 @5:00pm-6:00pm

Joshua Holo, Ph.D., Dean and Associate Professor of Jewish History, HUC/Los Angeles PILGRIMS AND PRISONERS: JEWS ON THE HIGH SEAS  Braving pirates and mother nature, medieval Jews pursued their business, communal, and religious interests by crossing the known world, at great risk and, at times, even greater reward. Voyage through time on the pilgrimages, explorations, and trade routes that shaped the medieval Jewish experience. Register at huc.edu/HUCConnect

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