Beyond Prescription and Prohibition: Making Shabbat Your Own
Beyond Prescription and Prohibition: Making Shabbat Your Own

3-Part Lecture Series for Hadar in DC

Dena Weiss

Thursdays, October 21, October 28, November 4

7:30 PM Eastern

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Overview

Shabbat is so much more than the labor and travel that we may not do and the specific rituals that we must do. The beauty and power of Shabbat is often defined by what is in between the necessary and the forbidden, in the special effort that we choose to put in to make Shabbat special. These extra dimensions of Kavod Shabbat, honoring and investing in Shabbat, are grounded in and guided by tradition, but are also specifically tailorable to our own priorities, interests, abilities, and needs. Join us on three Thursday nights as we prepare to celebrate Shabbat in all of its richness and study texts and develop strategies to enhance our understanding and practice of Shabbat.

This series is presented thanks to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's support for "Hadar in Washington DC - Engaging Young Adults."

Co-Sponsors

  • DC Minyan
  • Maayan Chadash
  • Minyan Roeh
  • Rosh Pina
  • Segulah: Minyan of Shepherd Park & Silver Spring
  • Tikkun Leil Shabbat

About Dena Weiss

Dena Weiss is Rosh Beit Midrash and Senior Faculty at Hadar, where she teaches Talmud, Midrash and Hasidut. Dena earned a BA in Religious Studies from New York University and an MA in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She has studied and taught in a variety of Jewish educational settings including Drisha, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Pardes. She currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Mima'amakim journal of Jewish religious art.

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