Rabbi Dayle Friedman's Fall 2019 Education Series

posted Sep 1, 2019, 3:13 PM by Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 2:55 PM ]
Join Rabbi Dayle Friedman for her fall Education Series.  The timely and important topic is Be Strong and of Good Courage: Finding Our Grounding in Dark Times.

We are living in tumultuous times.  We face challenges to our democracy, our moral norms, and the very future of our planet.  What practices and attitudes did our ancestors bring to the challenges they faced that might sustain us as we navigate these rough seas?  We will investigate the concept of bitachon-trust, and how we might draw upon it.  We will explore daily practices, such as morning gratitude and evening prayers.  And we will investigate how taking action can be a source of encouragement and a spiritual practice.

Our discussion will follow a light brunch.  This fall Education Series will cover three topics; you need not attend all to participate:

Session I–November 3, 2019:  Cultivate Hope: Bitahon/trust As a Spiritual Practice:  We will investigate how the Mussar tradition has developed bitahon/trust as a grounding practice, and explore how we might integrate this into our lives.

Session II–November 10, 2019: Evening and Morning, Each and Every Day: Daily Practices to Ground UsWe will look at practices from the tradition for awakening and going to sleep, and explore how we can adapt them to suit our idioms and spiritual sensibilities.

Session III–December 8, 2019: Healing the World: Tikkun Olam As a Spiritual Practice:  How is activism or volunteer work a spiritual practice? We will explore how setting an intention, and taking time to reflect on the work, can bring sustenance and healing to us as we work to heal the world.

Advance registration: $10 - members, $15 - guests

Walk-in registration: $15 - members, $20 - guests
See our Calendar for details on location, time and RSVP information.