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Nov
14

Lean In Toward Light and Love: Preparing for Hanukkah

Wed,Nov 14 @ 7:30 - 9:00 pm

online class

Lean In Toward Light and Love: Preparing for Hanukkah

Online Course with Rabbi Sam Feinsmith


As we approach the darkest time of the year, this series provides us with an opportunity to cultivate our inner lights--awareness and love--and shine them more brightly into the world.  This online course with Orot co-founder Sam Feinsmith will use Jewish text to ground discussion, reflection, journaling, pair-share, and mindfulness meditation to help us cultivate our inner light.  No prior experience with text study or meditation required; only a desire to turn inward, engage in introspection and self-reflection, and bring more light to the world.

Class will use the Zoom online platform which can be downloaded.

3 Wednesday evenings

November 14, 21, and 28 - 7:30-9:00 PM


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Oct
11

What is Real: Loving What is True through the Book of Ecclesiastes

Thu,Oct 11 @ 10:00 -11:30 am

Mallinckrodt Community Center - 1041 Ridge Rd., Wilmette

What is Real: Loving What is True through the Book of Ecclesiastes

6-class series with Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman

The Book of Ecclesiastes, read each year on the holiday of Sukkot, is an enigmatic and provocative exploration of what is true and real about our human lives. In this class, we will use the questions and wisdom found in this text as a doorway to explore the most central questions of life: who are we? Why are we here? How do we shape the lives we want?

The class will use the Book of Ecclesiastes as the centerpiece and also incorporate other sources of complementary wisdom, both Jewish and secular. No previous learning experience required.


Thursdays - 10:00 - 11:30 am

Mallinckrodt Community Center: 1041 Ridge Rd, Wilmette

October 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15

series cost: $100

drop-in cost: $20/class

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17

Kavannah 5779: Loving with Heart, Soul, and Might through the Weekly Torah Reading

Mon, 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

1 Northfield Plaza, 2nd Floor, Northfield, IL

Kavannah 5779: Loving with Heart, Soul and Might in the Weekly Torah Reading

Weekly class with Jane Shapiro

In this class, we will examine love in all its forms throughout the year: love of nature. of others, of self, of family, of God. Love of the journey, of challenge, of sadness and distress.

We will focus on a select passage in the weekly parsha cycle and consider how to take the message of the week back into our lives. You do not need prior experience with Torah study to be part of this group. 


Mondays 11:30 Bag Lunch, Study from 12:00-1:00

1 Northfield Plaza, 2nd floor, Northfield

September 17, October 22, 29, November 5,19, 26, December 3, 10, 17


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23

Returning Home: Preparing for the High Holidays

Thu, 23 @ 10:00 - 11:30 am

Mallinckrodt Community Center - 1041 Ridge Rd., Wilmette

Returning Home: Preparing for the High Holidays

with Orot's Rebecca Minkus-Lieberman


The High Holiday season is a time for introspection and discovery, for turning towards ourselves and the lives we are living with honesty and compassion. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are days of heightened teshuva - returning to what is most central and reclaiming what is whole. 


In this 3-class series, we will explore traditional Jewish texts, as well as contemporary ones, and using discussion and reflective exercises, begin the difficult spiritual work of readying ourselves for the Yamim Noraim. 


All are welcome - veterans and beginners to Jewish learning and practice.


3 Thursday mornings: August 23, 30, and Sept. 6

10:00 - 11:30 am

Mallinckrodt Community Center - 1041 Ridge Rd, Wilmette, IL


$50/series of 3 classes

$20/class on a drop-in basis


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