Events for December, 2021
Firelight Flow: A Chanukah Yoga Class
In celebration of the festival of lights, Jewish yoga and mindfulness teacher Alison Waldman leads an integrated meditation and gentle yoga flow.
At this one-hour alternative Shabbat service, unwind and reconnect through guided meditation, reflection on Jewish teachings, and communal singing led by mindfulness teacher Alison Cohen and Rabbi Nora.
On their third album Fish Pond Fish, the acclaimed folk quartet uses nature as a looking glass for the here and now, taking us into gardens, orchard rows, down to the ocean floor, and under stars.
Building a Jewish Home
Open to couples and singles, Jewish and interfaith, this workshop led by Rabbi Nora helps you to craft your unique Jewish life. Discuss Shabbat, finding a community, keeping kosher, negotiating Jewish life with your family, and living spiritually in the modern world. The class will culminate in students attending a Shabbat service and dinner together.
The Jewish Limits on Free Speech
Americans continue to struggle with issues around language: What are the “proper” terms to use? How sensitive should we be? What about an individual’s right to free speech? While the particular nuances of these debates might feel new, the questions underneath them are not. With Rabbi Aaron, explore what our ancient rabbis had to say about how sensitive we should be with our words.
Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon
The unlikely partnership between acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon continues with the long-awaited Noon, their first new album in 15 years and a singular collaboration from two of the most accomplished and idiosyncratic instrumentalists in American music.
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.
All I Want for Chanukah is a Christmas Tree
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.
Jewish Flavor: Slow-Cooked Stews
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.
Friday Night Services
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.
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.