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Basics of Judaism
This experiential 18-week course introduces the basic principles, theology, literature, and ritual/spiritual practices of Judaism through discussions and exposure to traditional texts, contemporary readings, and real-life Jewish experiences, including class trips to synagogues and other Jewish institutions. A great introduction to Judaism for those exploring conversion to Judaism and an opportunity for those who grew up Jewish to learn what it’s all about. Please email Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen at acohen@jccmanhattan.org to schedule a meeting. (more)LEARN MORE
jewish living > jewish learning > evening classes
Tue, Sep 16 - Jan 13
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7pm18 - 0weekly
Basics of Judaism
This experiential 18-week course introduces the basic principles, theology, literature, and ritual/spiritual practices of Judaism through discussions and exposure to traditional texts, contemporary readings, and real-life Jewish experiences, including class trips to synagogues and other Jewish institutions. A great introduction to Judaism for those exploring conversion to Judaism and an opportunity for those who grew up Jewish to learn what it’s all about. Please email Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen at acohen@jccmanhattan.org to schedule a meeting. (more)LEARN MORE
jewish living > jewish learning > evening classes
Tue, Sep 16 - Jan 13
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7pm18 - 0weekly
Uncovering the Brilliant Light of the Soul: The Jewish Ethical Practice of Mussar
With Gary Shaffer Mussar is a traditional Jewish approach to spiritual insight and practical self-improvement. It aims to bridge the gap between intellect and emotions, and establish new bases for personal actions and interpersonal relations. This class includes ongoing learning about Mussar, and each class will also focus on its transformational teachings and practices. You may join this class at any time. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Thu, Sep 18 - Dec 18
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7:15pm custom
Understanding Jacob: The Trickster Episodes
Jacob, the biblical patriarch, is a complex character. As a youth he barters a pot of lentil soup for his twin brother's birthright, and years later he tricks his father into giving him the blessing meant for his brother. How do we understand these episodes? We do know that Jacob will "pay" for his trickster behaviors for the rest of his life. Through text and Midrash we will examine these and other fascinating, morally ambiguous episodes. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > evening classes
Wed, Oct 22 - Nov 25
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7pm18 - 0custom
How Do Jews Respond to Crisis and Tragedy?
Rabbi Adam Mintz We will explore how Jewish thinkers respond to the tragedies they experienced and how they defined "tragedy." How did the rabbis in Poland react to the pogroms? How did twentieth century thinkers respond to the Holocaust? How did the Orthodox rabbis respond to the Enlightenment? (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > evening classes
Tue, Oct 28 - Nov 18
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8pm18 - 0weekly
Remembering and Not Remembering the Shoah: A Conversation
How do we deal with painful memory? Traditional Jewish dialogue between past and present has nurtured continuity and community, loyalty and concern for the other in one's midst, but also identification with the victim, with loss, and with the threat of future catastrophe. Psychologist Emily Kuriloff Psy.D., author of a recent book on the impact of the Shoah on psychoanalytic ideas and therapy, and psychiatrist Michelle Friedman, M.D, director of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School, will use sacred, historical, literary, psychotherapeutic, and personal material to help participants find purposeful space between tragedy and memory. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Mon, Nov 3
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7pm18 - 0once
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Hamsa Pendant
In these beginner-friendly workshops, you will learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, and create different textures and finishes, and develop other wax carving techniques. You will make a wax jewelry model, take it to a caster to have a mold made and the metal casting done, and then have it polished. Create your own pendant in the shape of the mystical hamsa amulet in any design, size, or texture that appeals to you. Cast one for yourself and several for friends to give as fabulous gifts and ward off the evil eye! (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Nov 10 - Nov 24
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Basics of Judaism
This experiential 18-week course introduces the basic principles, theology, literature, and ritual/spiritual practices of Judaism through discussions and exposure to traditional texts, contemporary readings, and real-life Jewish experiences, including class trips to synagogues and other Jewish institutions. A great introduction to Judaism for those exploring conversion to Judaism and an opportunity for those who grew up Jewish to learn what it’s all about. Please email Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen at acohen@jccmanhattan.org to schedule a meeting. (more)LEARN MORE
jewish living > jewish learning > evening classes
Wed, Nov 12 - Apr 1
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7pm weekly
Basics of Judaism
This experiential 18-week course introduces the basic principles, theology, literature, and ritual/spiritual practices of Judaism through discussions and exposure to traditional texts, contemporary readings, and real-life Jewish experiences, including class trips to synagogues and other Jewish institutions. A great introduction to Judaism for those exploring conversion to Judaism and an opportunity for those who grew up Jewish to learn what it’s all about. Please email Rabbi Ayelet S. Cohen at acohen@jccmanhattan.org to schedule a meeting. (more)LEARN MORE
jewish living > jewish learning > evening classes
Wed, Nov 12 - Apr 1
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7pm weekly
Kaddish: Women’s Voices
Any woman who has said Kaddish for a loved one has a story about the often fraught experience of navigating loss and honoring the memory of a loved one while staying true to herself. Join Nessa Rappoport, Shelley Richman Cohen, and Paula Gantz as they share their stories, as they appear in National Jewish Book Award winner Kaddish: Women’s Voices, reflections of 52 women from around the world with editors Barbara Ashkenas and Michal Smart. Book signing and reception to follow. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Mon, Nov 17
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7pm18 - 0once
Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives
Join editors Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell and Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer and contributors Blu Greenberg, Rabbi Hara Person, and Dr. Ellen Umansky as they read from and discuss their acclaimed collection of essays. Anne Lamott calls this book “beautiful, profound and deeply touching…a stunning gathering of women, a quilt of rich, wise voices.” Don’t miss this powerful program! (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Sun, Dec 7
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3pm18 - 0once
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