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The Basics of Judaism Begins

The Basics of Judaism

with Rabbi Beth Janus

All are welcome who are looking to start with the essentials, whether you are new to Judaism, searching, or have been Jewish your whole life.  In this class we will explore spirituality, community, and ethics through a Jewish lens.

Begins Wednesday, September 14; 3 sessions:  Sep 14; Sep 21; Sep 28  7:15-8:45 p.m.

All sessions meet off-site at MaMa (6819 Greene Street)

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parent Panel

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parent Panel

Parent-to-parent advice and ideas!

Will your child become bar/bat mitzvah at GJC in the next few years?  Join us to hear from parents who have celebrated their children’s bar & bat mitzvahs at our synagogue in a variety of ways.  This is a chance to ask practical questions and learn more about how to navigate the process in the best way for your family.

Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.

Spiritual Preparation for the High Holidays: an Elul Writing Workshop

Spiritual Preparation for the Holidays:  An Elul Writing Workshop

with Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein

Workshop:  Sunday, Sep 11 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

There is a tradition of keeping a journal in preparation for the New Year.  During this workshop, we will engage in a series of writing exercises to explore the prayers and themes of the High Holidays and to access our deeper knowing.  Bring a journal and a favorite pen.


Lighting Up the Darkness: a Hanukah JAM

December 18th at 3:00 PM

From ancient times people have looked to the heavens as daylight hours shrink and the darkness grows, and they have joined together to figure out how to create light even in the midst of the darkness.  Enter the ancient stories that explore how people made light to overcome the darkness, experience the techniques firsthand, and help light up the darkness!


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