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Minyan Masorti

Charry Memorial Shabbat Service & Portrait Dedication for Rabbi Emeritus Leonard Gordon

How can religious leaders play a role in peace building between Israelis and Palestinians? Can shared text study be a meaningful part of that process? Our weekend together will look at a wide range of sacred scriptures with a special emphasis on texts from the Qur'an. 

9:30 AM Charry Memorial Shabbat Service & Portrait Dedication for Rabbi Gordon

Charry & Minyan Masorti: Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca Miller

The Charry Service provides a traditional, egalitarian service with a focus on learning.  Both women and men participate equally in our service, and we encourage and provide opportunities for participants to learn the language (Hebrew) and the skills (chants and tunes) that allow them to lead the prayers and to read from the sacred texts that make up the core of our service.  Our Rabbis and other guest teachers open up new perspectives on these texts and encourage discussion during our extended study period after the Torah is read. 

Minyan Masorti: Pesach & Shabbat Service w/ Yizkor

Minyan Masorti is one of three prayer communities that gather regularly at GJC for Shabbat and Holiday davening (prayer) and celebrations (see also Charry Service and Minyan Dorshei Derekh). Our tefilot (prayers) consist of an egalitarian version of a traditional service. We're an informal and welcoming group. Davening, singing, learning, eating, drinking, and schmoozing are some of our specialties.

Beit Midrash: "Angry People, Angry God"

When is anger productive and when is it destructive? Biblical and rabbinic literature is full of anger, both human and divine. We’ll study a variety of texts (in translation) dealing with anger to find models that help us channel our anger in constructive directions.

Beit Midrash for adults will take place each Shabbat morning from 9:30-10:00am in the Magil Chapel.  Please feel free to enjoy coffee and cocoa on the Religious School landing beginning at 9 AM.
January 6 through February 24


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