ANALYSIS OF THE WEEKLY TORAH PORTION
Together we will explore and engage in dialogue regarding the text of the Torah. This is your opportunity to ask questions, challenge, and offer your own insightful interpretations.
THE NEW YEAR AND ITS SIGNIFICANT MESSAGE: TU BESHVAT
What are the messages of the secular new year and how do or don’t they relate to the Jewish concept of a new year? What can the trees and environment offer us to help us understand the difference and perpetuate our future?
HANUKAH: UNITY OF A NATION
Analysis of the miracles which transpired over Hanukah and how many days we should really be celebrating. Whether we believe in miracles or not, it is important for us to understand the story of Hanukah and the message it brings to us as individuals and as a nation.
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: LECTURE FOR PURIM AND ADAR
What does Judaism have to say about happiness and how it is achieved? Are pleasure and happiness the same thing? Why do so many people pursue happiness and never seem to be happy?
FROM SLAVERY TO REDEMPTION: SPECIAL LECTURE FOR PASSOVER AND NISAN
Does the concept of “being free” truly exist in the framework of religious Judaism and if it does than why do religious people refer to themselves as “God’s servants”? It is crucial that we appreciate what “freedom” means from a Jewish perspective and how it is revealed on Passover.