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Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink

In The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell is Human draws on research to reveal the transformative power of our most misunderstood emotion and shares how regret can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and school, and deepen our sense of meaning and purpose.

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VIRTUAL: No R...

VIRTUAL: No Regrets: A Jewish Take on Could’ve, Should’ve, Would’ve

Should our mistakes be a source of shame, or pride? Following up on Dan Pink’s The Power of Regret book talk, Rabbi Aaron explores the ways Judaism embraces our regrets instead of denying them.

VIRTUAL: Esse...

VIRTUAL: Essential Jewish Cooking

Chef Vered Guttman will discuss and demonstrate dishes, predominantly from the Ashkenazi tradition, to provide beginners with a set of foundational Jewish recipes.

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Start Fresh: ...

Start Fresh: Monthly Morning Intention-Setting

Inspired by Rosh Chodesh, the start of a new month in the Jewish calendar, Rabbi Nora leads song-filled morning prayers and kavvanot (intentions) to start your day.

Interfaith Co...

Interfaith Couples Workshop

Rabbi Aaron facilitates a guided, nonjudgmental space for Jews and their non-Jewish partners to talk, learn, and grow – together and as individuals.

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Shabbat: Exhale

Shabbat: Exhale

At this one-hour alternative Shabbat service, unwind and reconnect through guided meditation, reflection on Jewish teachings, and communal singing. Mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen, Rabbi Nora, and musician Aaron Shneyer will be your guides, whether you participate from our pews or virtually from home.

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VIRTUAL: Jona...

VIRTUAL: Jonathan Greenblatt

In It Could Happen Here, Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL sounds an alarm, warning that antisemitism, racism, and other insidious forms of intolerance are gathering momentum in the U.S., and violence on an even larger, more catastrophic scale could be just around the corner if we don’t act now.

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Next Level: J...

Next Level: Jewish Ethics

In this four-week course on Jewish ethics, learn with Rabbi Nora about Judaism’s approaches to different moral dilemmas, applying Jewish text to contemporary challenges in our personal lives and in our society.

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VIRTUAL: Grou...

VIRTUAL: Group Chat: An Open Space for Women

Leading up to the launch of a new programming series for women in their 20s and 30s, Rabbi Nora facilitates an evening of conversation, contemplation, connection, and community-building. This is an open space to share, listen, learn, and offer input on the topics you’d most like to explore during future events.

VIRTUAL: Esse...

VIRTUAL: Essential Jewish Cooking

Chef Vered Guttman will discuss and demonstrate dishes, predominantly from the Ashkenazi tradition, to provide beginners with a set of foundational Jewish recipes.

And That’s Wh...

And That’s Why We Drink

In the Webby award-winning comedic true crime and paranormal podcast, hosts Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer dive into chilling ghost stories and the most provocative true crime cases. The world is a pretty scary place, and that’s why they drink (wine and milkshakes preferred).

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Friday Night Services

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Aaron and musicians Aaron Shneyer, Jeff Geld, and Sarah Fredrick blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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Marlon James

Marlon James

From the New York Times bestselling author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf—a National Book Award finalist—comes Moon Witch, Spider King, the second book in the Dark Star trilogy James has dubbed his “African Game of Thrones.”

VIRTUAL: Esse...

VIRTUAL: Essential Jewish Cooking

Chef Vered Guttman will discuss and demonstrate dishes, predominantly from the Ashkenazi tradition, to provide beginners with a set of foundational Jewish recipes.

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Arthur Brooks

Arthur Brooks

In From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life, the social scientist and Harvard professor addresses a universal dilemma: What can we do now to make our older years a time of happiness and purpose?

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Friday Night ...

Friday Night Services

This inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer, Jeff Geld, and Sarah Fredrick blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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Erik Larson

Erik Larson

On the occasion of the paperback release of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, Erik Larson speaks about his chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis.

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Debbie Millman

Debbie Millman

In Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People, the host of the award-winning podcast “Design Matters” showcases her most exciting interviews, bringing together insights and reflections from today’s leading creative minds from across diverse fields in an illustrated, curated anthology.

VIRTUAL: Esse...

VIRTUAL: Essential Jewish Cooking

Chef Vered Guttman will discuss and demonstrate dishes, predominantly from the Ashkenazi tradition, to provide beginners with a set of foundational Jewish recipes.

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Shabbat at Ho...

Shabbat at Home Resources

While our Jewish Life staff welcomes Shabbat into their own homes, we have plenty of resources to help you lead your own Shabbat at home.

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Start Fresh: ...

Start Fresh: Monthly Morning Intention-Setting

Inspired by Rosh Chodesh, the start of a new month in the Jewish calendar, Rabbi Nora leads song-filled morning prayers and kavvanot (intentions) to start your day.

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National Refu...

National Refugee Shabbat

Celebrate National Refugee Shabbat at this inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora. With music from Aaron Shneyer, Jeff Geld, and Sarah Fredrick, the service blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.

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