28 2020

Rosh CHodesh Society

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Shabbat, says the Talmud, is G-d’s gift to the Jewish people—
and what a gift it is! It offers respite from labor and a break
from the intrusion of our ubiquitous technologies. It allows
family and community the time to connect and reflect without
distraction. The warm smell of challah, the glowing candles, and
the comfort of ritual all leave their imprint, shaping forever the
meaning of family, peoplehood, and one’s place in the universe.
Yet to many, Shabbat is archaic, restrictive, and daunting, and
it is therefore altogether ignored. The objective of this course
is to remove the barriers that keep people from enjoying
what Shabbat has to offer. We invite women of every level of
observance to experience the mystery of this most precious of
Jewish treasures on their own level. This mitzvah is not an all-ornothing proposition, and so this course provides multiple entry
points so that students at every level of affiliation can explore
meaningful ways to enrich their lives with the lessons of Shabbat