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Timely Lessons from our Timeless Texts | Lunch & Learn

  •  Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Judith Siegal | March 11, 12-1 PM
    Birthright Israel in Historical Context. The transformation from a great program into a strategic asset for world jewry.
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Join Israel tour guide, Mike Hollander for a virtual exploration of Israel 
Water, water, water! 
Sunday, March 7 at 10:30-11:30 AM

This session will explore the parched Land of Israel, from the Biblical Period though Start Up Nation, and explore the challenges of an area with few natural water resources. The Bible describes Israel as “…a land with streams and springs and fountains issuing from plain and hills” and not a land of great rivers like the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates. This session will explore how for millennia, from our ancestors until the modern era, residents of Israel have had to ensure enough water to farm and live here. The challenges have been enormous but not insurmountable, as Israel has become a world-renowned leader in water technology. Click here to register.

Virtual Tour of Machaneh Yehudah
Sunday, March 14 at 12-1 PM

Since physical travel to Israel is limited these days, we will go on a virtual tasting tour to see the sights, smell the smells, hear the sounds, and meet some of the people in Jerusalem’s Shuk Machaneh Yehudah, one of the world’s most popular markets and one of the world’s most popular markets and a Mecca for foodies.  Click here to register.

Jerusalem - a Journey through the Poetry of Yehuda Amichai.
Sunday, March 21 at 12-1 PM

The German-born, late Israeli Yehuda Amichai, is often referred to as our ‘National Poet.’ Moving to Palestine as a child with his family, Amichai served in the Palmach before he became a teacher and taught literature in Israel and abroad. His poetry focused on many tensions, including those between religious and ‘secular,’ Jew and Arab, old and new, particularity and universality, war and peace. This literary and spiritual journey will take us through millennia of Jewish memory and contemporary issues while exploring some of Amichai’s poems of Jerusalem. Click here to register.

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Learn to Read Hebrew for Adults - Union for Reform Judaism

Get started with aleph-bet! Familiarity with Hebrew can be a key to feeling at home in the Jewish community. Learn the shapes and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet, with a warm and supportive educator to guide you and a group of classmates for practicing together. Recognize and understand common Hebrew words and phrases that are often heard in Reform congregations and in Jewish prayer. Perfect for Introduction to Judaism alumni and other adults, this course assumes no prior Hebrew experience. Click here to register.

Seder 201: Bringing Big Questions of Today to your Family Seder with Rabbi Judith Siegal
Thursday, March 18, 11:30-12:30
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Limmud eFestival - a Celebration of Jewish Ideas
March 21 at 1 PM.
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Sat, February 27 2021 15 Adar 5781