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CANCELED: Ritual Leadership Training ~ 4

June 4 @ 9:45 am - 4:00 pm

The program includes one full-day intensive and one evening follow-up session.

Follow-Up Sessions:  Thursday, August 17th, OR Thursday, September 7th {7:00 – 9:30 pm at Eastminster Church}

 Fill out short form to RSVPSIGN UP NOW  Location is set for June 4 training; if you can host on August 13, please let us know 

Topics for Full-Day Intensive:

  • What is Torah? Introduction to the arc of the Torah narrative.
  • What is revelation? A close look at the Sinai narrative and different ways of interpreting/relating to the receiving of Torah (i.e. What is commentary and interpretation?)
  • Asher kidshanu (You have commanded us). What is mitzvah/commandment?  What are different ways of relating to commandment/mitzvah rooted in different beliefs or orientations?
  • What is bracha (blessing)? – words of blessing, prayer. What are different ways of relating to God, God-language, and words of prayer?

Topics for Evening Session:

  • What are the requirements of a Shaliach tzibbur/a representative of the community and the Jewish people?  Roles include:  lighting candles on behalf of the community, hagbah (lifting the Torah), gelila (rolling the Torah), opening the ark, ritually carrying the Torah, chanting from the Torah, having an individual aliyah.
  • How does one lead the various rituals with knowledge, intention, and skill?

For more information, contact Rabbi Miriam.

This program is also ideal for anyone interested gaining a greater understanding about Torah, blessings, and rituals. 

DJC Members:  free
Non-DJC Members:  $250/person (includes one full day session + one follow up session)


June 4
9:45 am - 4:00 pm
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