Thursday, February 7, 2019


10 am
1 event

iEngage: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

Location: Community House

From: Thursdays, February 7 – March 14, 10:30 am

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Taught by Rabbi Marion Lev Cohen

An iEngage Israel six-session seminar focusing on differing Israeli and Palestinian narratives, ideologies, and perspectives. Based on Yossi Klein Levi’s book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. We will examine current issues from multiple points of view, including the occupation of the West Bank, the new Nation State legislation, restrictions on free artistic and political expression, and the challenges to being a Jewish and democratic nation.

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12 pm
2 events

Soulful Thursdays at Central

Location: Community House

From: Thursdays, January 24 - June 27, 12:00 pm

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Beginning in January, we will be offering a weekly series of drop-in programs on mindfulness, healing, and rejuvenation to help you restore, replenish, and reconnect. These programs are open to all.

Healing Service
First Thursday of the Month: Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, Jun. 6
Led by Rabbi Lori Koffman and Rory Michelle Sullivan
A sacred space to process our fears and struggles. Through prayer, meditation, sharing, and singing, we will find healing, strength, and hope in one another.

Mindful Movement and Meditation
Second Thursday of the Month: Feb. 14, Mar. 14, Apr. 11, May 9
Led by Cantor Julia Cadrain
A rare time-out. A place to exhale, stretch, and meditate before we rejoin the fray and frenzy of our typical routines. No special clothing, background, or equipment is required.

Caregiver Café
Third Thursday of the Month: Feb. 21, Mar. 21, Apr. 18, May 16, Jun. 20
Led by Rabbi Lori Koffman and Social Worker Jackie Pykon
Caring for a sick loved one can be fraught, confusing, exhausting, and difficult. Offering support both practically and emotionally, the first half-hour will feature a visiting expert, followed by a facilitated sharing session.

Joy is Central
Fourth Thursday of the Month: Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23, Jun. 27
Led by Rabbi Lori Koffman
Inspired by Rabbi Buchdahl’s Yom Kippur sermon reflecting on the Torah’s commandment to be joyful, this class will focus on a different practice each month—gratitude, mindfulness, relationships, and more.

 

Soulful Thursdays at Central: Healing Service

Location: Community House

From: First Thursday of the Month

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Led by Rabbi Lori Koffman and Rory Michelle Sullivan

A sacred space to process our fears and struggles. Through prayer, meditation, sharing, and singing, we will find healing, strength, and hope in one another.

 

6 pm
1 event

Torah Matters: Reproductive Health and the Jewish Tradition

Location: Lindenbaum Pavilion

From: Thursday, May 2; 6:00 pm

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Taught by Central Clergy

Central’s clergy reflect upon contemporary issues through the lens of Jewish text and tradition. Each evening will begin with dinner, followed by an hour of learning and discussion. Come with your CORE Group or on your own, these discussions are a wonderful way to continue to get to know both the clergy and your fellow members.

Join Rabbi Lori Koffman for our next session where we will explore reproductive health and the Jewish tradition. With many states introducing “heartbeat bills,” and New York state passing the landmark Reproductive Health Act, there has been a good deal of controversy in the news lately regarding abortion and family planning. Come hear what Jewish tradition has to say about these issues, and how the national debate raises some serious concerns around the First Amendment’s separation of Church and State. Dinner will be served.

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