Rabbi Aaron makes the Jewish case for minimalism. Together, we’ll unpack our consumerist urge to splurge, examine when our attachment to “stuff” turns toxic, and explore how living more intentionally can lead us to discover how to truly spark joy.
With Rabbi Nora
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.
This workshop led by Rabbi Nora explores the poetry of Jewish prayer and the writing of Jewish poets like Yehuda Amichai, Rivka Miriam, Leah Goldberg, and others, whose work will hopefully inspire you to get in touch with your own poetic voice.
Wajahat Ali and Spencer Ackerman on the War on Terror, Trumpism, and American Identity
Journalist Wajahat Ali draws upon his experiences as a Muslim in America to offer lessons and strategies to help cultivate a more compassionate America in Go Back to Where You Came From. In a conversation moderated by Jenn White, host of WAMU’s “1A”, Ali and Spencer Ackerman, author of Reign of Terror, will speak about how the 9/11 era continues to shape today’s political and societal landscapes, and how millennial activists are pushing back against a rising tide of xenophobia.
In Conversation with Derek Thompson
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.
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.
Chef Vered Guttman will discuss and demonstrate dishes, predominantly from the Ashkenazi tradition, to provide beginners with a set of foundational Jewish recipes.
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.