Friday, July 26, 12:00-1:00
The publication, Sh’ma Now, hosted by the Jewish Forward magazine, curates a monthly distilled “conversation” bringing together several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, communal and non-partisan, engaged and striving. Participants in our study group will have an opportunity to join in this conversation. Our focus is on ideas — their complexity and range, and how they inform action.
Last week, we discussed the concept of Makom Kodesh, Making a place sacred. Participants shared their thoughts on what makes spaces holy: location? what happens or happened there? what we do there to welcome God’s presence, or the practice of Godliness.
This week, July 26, we will discuss the Jewish tradition of
Generosity of the Heart: N’div Lev | נְדִיב לֵב
We invite you to explore several readings on this topic posted at:
After our session on July 26, the Noon Study Group will take a short recess. We will resume our discussions on August 23 when we begin a discussion of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility. Stay tuned to this web site for details.
Our informal discussion group meets every Friday from 12-1, in the CBI Library. All are welcome to join us, regardless of their level of expertise or attendance at previous Friday study group sessions. If you have questions, please contact Jay Jacoby at email@example.com.
Join us for a participatory, high-energy Shabbat service, sure to inspire, uplift, educate and engage. Be sure to hang around for food and schmoozing at our Kiddish lunch.
Just as healthy foods nourish us through the blood stream, so Jewish meditation nourishes our “soul stream.” Meditation can be transformative, taking us from the intellectual awareness of ourselves to a deeper spiritual practice that links us to Judaism in the most profound way. Each mitzvah, holy day and cycle of life has its own rhythm, nuance, taste and character. Jewish meditation is a practice of infusing their essence into our daily spiritual lives.
Ready to give it a try? Join us (usually) on the first and third Sunday of each month from 1pm – 3pm. No previous meditation experience necessary. This opportunity is free and open to all. Congregation Beth Ha Tephila, 43 North Liberty Street in North Asheville.