Jewish Life University

Once again, Jewish Life University is here to give you the tools you need to unlock a rich and meaningful Jewish life!
If you are looking for a way into Judaism and Jewish life; if you are seeking an understanding of Judaism that you missed out on before; if you are looking to fill in the gaps in your knowledge of Judaism and Jewish practice, the Jewish Life University is for you!

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How to Fix the World

An exploration of how Jewish values have shaped us and continue to inspire us to Action

Learn from master teacher, Rabbi Johanna Potts, about the core values, texts, ideas, and experiences of Judaism, and how those factors combine in brilliant ways through history, the calendar of time, and through our rituals to shape our lives as Jewish individuals and communities. No previous background in Judaism is required to participate in this program.

Lifelong Learning Fee: $72.00 (per participant) for the entire program.

Dates are November 19, December 3, December 17, January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18 and March 4 at 7 pm.

Looking at our values of social justice, tzedek, tzedakah, and hospitality – welcoming the stranger, we will see the textual bases for these values in Jewish texts over time and how we bring them into our lived Judaism today.

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Avodat HaLev: Bringing Heart and Soul to Tefilah

Tefilah, Jewish prayer, can be so meaningful and even transformative when we understand and bring intention to the words that we pray. Come explore the meaning and intentions of Shabbat prayers to gain a deeper understanding of how they connect us with God, with tradition, and with each other. We will look at prayers such as the Shema, the Amida, the AshreiAdon Olam, and Kabbalat Shabbat.

Join spiritual leader Sally Heckelman as she opens the door for you to explore:

  • How to engage with the traditional prayers in a way that is personal and meaningful — even if you don’t speak or read Hebrew
  • How to understand, sing and engage with the melodies of Jewish prayer
    The environment of the class will be a safe-space to learn and ask the questions that you have been afraid to ask before. No background in Hebrew or Jewish prayer is required.

Three-week session: Tuesdays, Jan. 26, Feb.2, Feb. 9 from  7:30-8:30pm

Registration is free – Click here to register

*Please note – class is full. Registrations received after 12/29/20 will join a waiting list.