Join us on the following Saturdays at 9 a.m. for Torah Study. We are going through the entire Torah, verse by verse. Come add your voice to the discussion! Knowledge of Hebrew not required. Spring 2013: January 19, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4 and June 8 (Bossen Family Library)
Join us on the following Saturdays at 9 a.m. for Talmud Study. We will discuss Talmud passages on a variety of engaging topics such as forgiveness, social justice, and reproductive rights. Knowledge of Hebrew not required. Spring 2013: January 26, February 16, March 16, April 27, May 18 and June 15 (Bossen Family Library)
Women’s Torah Study
Join fellow women to read and discuss Torah on the following Saturdays at 9 a.m. No special expertise or knowledge of Hebrew needed. Come and share your insights! Spring 2013: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 1 (Administrative Conference Room)
Two Jews, Three Opinions! Great Controversies in Judaism and Jewish History
with Rabbi Friedman
5 Sundays, February 3 - March 3
We are a People of language. Not known for our military prowess, many of our great contributions derive from differences articulated in famous texts like the Bible and Talmud as well as great debates over Hasidism, Zionism, and denominational differences. We will explore the implications of Abraham’s charges against God, the revolution of Korach against Moses, the petition of the Daughters of Tzelofchad, the Mitnagdim and the Hasidim, Judaism and Evolution, Spinoza and the Rabbis of Amsterdam, and Zionism vs. Reform Judaism. Some text preparation.
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Judaism—But Were Afraid to Ask!
with Rabbi Berkowitz
6 Wednesdays, April 3 - May 8
Bossen Family Library
Stumped in services? Baffled by the Bible? Flummoxed by the festivals? Confused by Kabbalah? Join Rabbi Berkowitz for a six-week course exploring our nagging Jewish questions--from the basic to the obscure. In addition to a crash-course on Jewish history, thought and practice, Rabbi Berkowitz will weave your own pressing questions into the course.
Email your most bewildering inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “Ask the Rabbi.”
Judea Reform Congregation rabbis John Friedman and Leah Berkowitz will offer a Jewish perspective in informal discussions of the latest headlines from the New York Times and other news sources at monthly lunchtime meetings in the community.
Rabbi Friedman will meet with interested parties at the Caribou Coffee on the corner of Franklin Street and Estes Drive in Chapel Hill. Spring 2013 Dates: January 24, February 21, March 21, April 18 and May 30.
Rabbi Berkowitz will meet participants at Brueggers Bagel Bakery on Ninth Street in Durham. Spring 2013 Dates: January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11 and May 16.
Meetings in both locations will begin at noon. Coffee, tea and other drinks and some light food will be available for purchase at both locations. Participants may also bring bag lunches.