What does it mean to walk with mitzvot?
“Mitzvah.” It’s a word we’ve heard thousands of times and probably used in conversation, but what does it really mean? Arthur Green says a mitzvah is “a deed in which humans are given the opportunity to fulfill the will of God.” Have you ever done something and felt like God was happy you did it? What does that mean? How did you know?
Walking With Mitzvot will trace the history of the concept of mitzvah in the Jewish tradition from the Biblical period to modern Jewish thought and explore diverse topics such as Mitzvot and the Spirit, The Intersection of Gender and Mitzvot, and Mitzvot Ha-Teluyot Ba’Aretz (Mitzvot that depend on the Land of Israel).
This class is open to all adults in the community interested in building a more mature understanding of Jewish tradition and spirituality in a warm and supportive environment. Classes will be offered Sunday mornings, beginning October 25th.
|November 8||#1 Mitzvot: Imperatives of a Loving Heart|
|January 24||#2 Mitzvot in the Biblical Period|
|January 31||#3 Mitzvot in the Rabbinic Period|
|February 28||#4 Mitzvot and Modern Jewish Thought|
|March 16||#5 Growing in Mitzvot|
|March 16||#6 Mitzvot and the Spirit|
|March 16 (Wednesday evening)||#7 The Intersection of Gender and Mitzvot|
|April 7 (Thursday evening)||#8 Mitzvot Ha-Teluyot Ba’Aretz (Mitzvot that depend on the Land)|
|April 17||#9 The Intersection of Philosophy and Mitzvot|
|TBA||#10 Living the Mitzvot Today and Tomorrow|
All sessions unless otherwise specified will take place Sunday mornings according to the following timeline:
|9:30 to 10:15am||**Optional** Feel free to start your Sunday morning by attending minyan with our 7th grade class. Serve as a minyan buddy, learning about and experience the weekday morning service along with our 7th graders.|
|10:15 to 10:30||Coffee and Nosh|
|10:30 to 12:00 noon||Class with Rabbi Greyber|
This 10 session class costs $36 for members ($54 for non-members) and is open to all adults in the community. Click here to register.
Move beyond your childhood faith. Bring mitzvot into your life. Make friends for a lifetime.