Walking with God: A Hasidic Guide to Teshuvah
Rabbi Elie Lehmann
When? Thursdays, 1:00-1:45 PM Eastern, September 8-22
Follow the path of teshuvah laid out by one of the early Hasidic masters, Rabbi Pinhas Shapiro of Koretz. Each letter of the Hebrew word, teshuvah, points to a biblical verse that has the power to renew our spiritual lives and reshape how we are present with God, our loved ones, and even our work. Join us as we enter the psychospiritual world of the hasidim and find meaning together through text and reflection.
Teachings From Rebbe Nahman on Teshuvah
Rabbi Goldie Guy
When? Thursdays, 8:00-9:00 PM Eastern | 7:00-8:00 PM Central, September 8-22
In this class, we will explore teachings on teshuvah from the Hasidic master Rebbe Nahman of Breslov. The class will include a discussion of selected teachings, followed by time to introspect and reflect through journaling prompts related to the teachings we study.
The Fall and Rise of the House of Judah: A Theory of Teshuvah in Tanakh
Rabbi David Kasher
When? Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 PM Eastern | 9:30-10:30 AM Pacific, September 6-20
Who was the first person to do teshuvah in our tradition? There's a strong case to be made that it was Judah, the fourth of Jacob's sons. He lived a life of shocking depravity, until one day (and with some help), he started to turn it all around. Through close readings and participatory group analysis of Biblical texts and classical commentaries, we will consider the story of Judah as a model for our own personal teshuvah and then trace his legacy throughout Jewish history as it becomes a template for collective teshuvah.
Mahzor in the Morning: Yom Kippur Edition
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer
When? 7:45-8:00 AM Eastern, September 28, 29, 30, October 3, 4
In this 15-minute class, we will explore some of the core prayers in the mahzor, with an eye toward deepening our connection and uncovering new meaning in the Yom Kippur liturgy.
High Holidays Training
with Hadar's Rising Song Institute
When? June 28-Oct 2
Prepare to learn High Holidays services this year with Joey Weisenberg and R. Deborah Sacks Mintz. Subscribe to Joey's comprehensive High Holidays master class for $18 month and join the live webinars throughout the summer.
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Devash Parashah Club for Grades 2-4
When? Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00-5:30 PM Eastern
Sept 8-Oct 6
Come learn the parashah with us using Devash, Hadar's parashah magazine! We will cover some of the highlights from the weekly Torah portion, including midrash and commentary, and the one-minute debate. The class will make use of interactive and engaging polls, Kahoot quizzes, and lively discussions.
Taste of Mishnah Club for Grades 5-8
When? Monday, Sept 12 and Thursday, Sept 15, 5:30-6:00 PM Eastern
What do the echo of a shofar, copper snakes, and Moshe’s arms have in common? Find out as we explore some fascinating texts about Rosh Hashanah, like whether it counts if you only hear the echo of a shofar, and how that connects to copper snakes and Moshe’s arms. This class, with fun polls and engaging discussions, is an opportunity to get a taste of Mishnah Club.
Learning With Grandparents: Rosh HaShanah
When? Wednesday, Sept 21, 5:00-6:00 PM Eastern
What scares you? When has fear protected you? And what would you do if you weren’t afraid of anything? As we get ready for the yamim noraim, the “days of awe and fear,” we’ll explore the ways in which fear can be both helpful and harmful. This session is for kids ages 7+ and any special adult.
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