A Freshman and Sophomore Seminar: Living the Jewish Calendar
The Jewish Holiday Cycle is much more than a collection of dates, stories and foods. It can also be a way of cultivating a deeper, more meaningful life. In this seminar we will explore the Jewish Holidays as you have never seen them before. We will look closely at the practices, themes and ideas of each holiday with an eye toward helping each student find a way to connect to the Jewish calendar on his or her own terms. Most interestingly, we will explore the classical rabbinic holidays of Purim, Passover and Shavuot alongside the contemporary Israeli holidays of Holocaust remembrance day and Israel’s independence day. If you are looking for a way to find a more compelling, more intriguing approach to Jewish life but are not sure where to begin, this seminar is for you.
This seminar will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Dinner will be served! There is a 300 dollar stipend for successful completion of the course. Open for anyone who has not yet taken a JLF stipend class.
Classes begin Wednesday, February 13th.
Mondays with Rabbi Dan
This one-hour, weekly class is for JLF alumni and their friends. Together we will follow the cycle of the weekly Torah portion and the Jewish calendar. Each week we will explore life’s big questions through the lens of the narratives of the Torah. The conversation will be fun, intriguing and open. This is a great way to deepen your Jewish learning and to connect to other JLF alumni. All classes will include appetizers and drinks. Classes start Monday, February 11th, 2013 6:00-7:00.
No application is necessary; just show up.