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April 6, 2018  RSS feed
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Cong. Kol Ami

Scholar in residence: The Rabbi Joel S. Wasser Memorial Scholar-in-Residence weekend, April 13-15, will feature Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. Rabbi Herring is an author, presenter and nonprofit organizational futurist. He has worked with more than 300 rabbis and congregations of all sizes and denominations throughout North America on a wide range of issues. Rabbi Herring will present the D’Var Torah Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. titled “Who Moved my Jewish Community?” This is a broad overview of the changed landscape of the Jewish community and the forces that continue to disrupt Jewish life as we have known it until recently. On Saturday. April 14 at 9:30 a.m. during Shabbat services, Rabbi Herring will present a D’var Torah on “Your Role in Transitioning to an Engaged Congregation.” He will speak on how every member is empowered to rethink how a congregation conducts its work so that it can be more inclusive of new ideas and possibilities and learn some proven principles of engagement that work in a congregational setting. On Sunday morning, April 15 at 10 a.m., Rabbi Herring will present a workshop on “Inspiring Community Through Practices of Engagement.”

Board installation and dinner: The congregation will install its 2018-19 board of directors on Friday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Shabbat services. The services will be followed by a dinner. The cost is $18 per person for those 13 and older, $11 for those ages 4-12 and free for those 3 and younger.

L’Chaim: A class, “Sharing Life’s Lessons,” is offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Topics, readings and a different leader are chosen for each weekly session. There will be no class on April 3.

Talmud: A Talmud study class with Rabbi Howard Siegel is offered on Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Jewish law confronts everything from capital punishment to how to make rain. This is open to everyone from beginners through experts. Texts are provided.

Jewish ethics: Rabbi Siegel leads a course in Jewish ethics on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. This course will use Pirke Avot: Ethics of Our Ancestors as a springboard to discussion and debate on issues of the day in the light of Jewish moral/ethical demands.

Knitting time: The Sisterhood Needle Workers hold weekly knitting sessions on Tuesdays from 1:30 - 3 p.m. in the boardroom. The knitters make fabric quilt wall hangings and knitting and crocheting squares to make quilts. These are then donated to a group that provides housing for local teens aging out of foster care, as well as other charities. For more information, call the Kol Ami office.

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