Christmas is coming up, which raises the annual question: Am I a bad Jew if I put up a Christmas tree? Should we consider Christmas trees a deeply religious symbol of Christianity, or simply a festive holiday decoration? With Rabbi Aaron, explore what our ancient rabbis might have to say, ways interfaith families might navigate this dilemma, and how this time of year impacts American Jewish identity at large.
Treasures of the Mexican Table
From the James Beard Award-winning Mexican chef and Emmy Award-nominated TV host Pati Jinich comes Treasures of the Mexican Table, a culmination of Jinich’s decades-long quest to discover the best of her home country’s culinary treasures. In this virtual cooking class, follow along at home as Jinich teaches you how to make two recipes from the book.
Shabbat overnight stews have existed for centuries throughout the Jewish diaspora, providing a solution for the ancient Jewish desire to feast on a hot meal on Shabbat. Chef Vered Guttman is back with new recipes beyond your grandmother’s cholent: Jerusalem style hamin macaroni, Ancient Persian haleem and overnight vegetarian stuffed vegetable.
- Dec 16, 2021 • 7:00 pm ET
Free to those in financial need.
With Rabbi Nora
This inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora and musicians Aaron Shneyer, Sarah Fredrick and Jeff Geld blends contemporary and traditional elements for an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.
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.
Netflix stars Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are bringing a minimalism talk and a live version of their popular podcast on the road for their first tour in three years: the Love People, Use Things Tour.
With Alison Cohen
At this one-hour alternative Shabbat service, unwind and reconnect through guided meditation, reflection on Jewish teachings, and communal singing. Mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen and musician Aaron Shneyer will be your guides, whether you participate from our pews or virtually from home.
In Conversation with Barrie Hardymon
From the author of A Little Life comes To Paradise, a bold, brilliant novel spanning three centuries and three different versions of the American experiment, about lovers, family, loss and the elusive promise of utopia.