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Kleinstein Scholar Sessions

Kleinstein Scholar Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller
Tuesday, February 15 at 12:00pm

If you missed the live discussion, please click here for a recording of the lecture.

From Urgency to Impact - Finding Our Way in the Climate Crisis:
We will look at resources in Jewish tradition and text for support as we respond to the climate crisis as individuals and as a Jewish community.

Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller is the Lead Organizer for RAC-CA, the California Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, where she works with clergy, congregational leaders and coalition partners to build power to implement just public policies in California and beyond. From 2004-2017, she served as a rabbi at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco. She also served on the Bay Area council of Bend the Arc and was a co-chair of the J Street Rabbinic Cabinet. Rabbi Saxe-Taller's original prayer melodies are available at https://www.juliesaxetaller.com/, and her chapter, "Waking Up to Climate Change" is in the new Social Justice Torah Commentary.


Open to All Parents

As part of the Kleinstein Lecture Series, we are excited to offer a session specifically for our Religious School parents. The lecture will be hosted by Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller, please read below for more information. 

We ask that you invite other parents outside of the Beit Haverim community to join us. This is geared towards parents, not children.
 

January 30, 2022 at 2:30pm
If you missed the live discussion, please click here for a recording of the lecture. Enjoy!


Jewish Parenting in a Time of Crisis (for parents of all ages from birth through young adults):

The climate crisis is one of several major upheavals that are shaping the world in which we and our children live. These challenges demand action as well as thoughtful parenting. There is no mold or formula to follow, but Jewish tradition offers wisdom, structure, and spiritual resource to support us and our families.

Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller is the Lead Organizer for RAC-CA, the California Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, where she works with clergy, congregational leaders and coalition partners to build power to implement just public policies in California and beyond.  From 2004-2017, she served as a rabbi at Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco. She also served on the Bay Area council of Bend the Arc and was a co-chair of the J Street Rabbinic Cabinet. Rabbi Saxe-Taller's original prayer melodies are available at https://www.juliesaxetaller.com/, and her chapter, "Waking Up to Climate Change" is in the new Social Justice Torah Commentary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jaime Gross in the temple office.


Rabbi Sanford Seltzer Lecture Series, October 2021

THE JEWISH ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY
Adoption, Adaptation, Rejection
 
Three Sessions: October 12, 19 and 26 at 12:00pm
Live on Zoom

Oct 12
How It All Began: A Synagogue Centered Judaism And The Early Church: Some Notable Controversies and Similarities
 
Oct 19
Peter (Shimon -Hebrew, Cephas -Aramaic, Petra -Greek) Paul (Shaul -Hebrew) and the Two Mary's (Miriam) Revisited
 
Nov 2 (rescheduled from Oct 26)
Jesus Of Nazareth, Teacher, Prophet, Son of God, Savior, Heretic?  Jewish and Christian Perspectives 

Documents:

The Jewish Roots of Christianity - October 12 session
The Jewish Roots of Christianity - October 19 session
The Jewish Roots of Christianity - November 2 session


Our call with Arlo was amazing! His stories were not only entertaining, but we learned so much. If you missed the Zoom call with Arlo, please click here to view it.  

Arlo Guthrie is our August Kleinstein Scholar
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 12:00pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84690363251

Stories, thoughts, memories, and maybe some singin

From Woodstock to Alice’s Restaurant to City of New Orleans to (over 40) concerts in Portland to Beit Haverim.

"And I want to be around
When all over this world
You can't hear a sound 'cept everyone
Singing songs of glory in the sun


Arlo Guthrie, I Want To Be Around

Videos:

Amazing Grace

City of New Orleans

Goodnight Irene


A Sojourn in the World of Kabbalah and Zohar

Schedule:

Sunday, December 6
Introduction to the Zohar The Book of Radiance
The Primary Source of Mystical Truths

Sunday, December 13
Parashat Va - Yeshev Joseph and his Brothers
The Zoharic Interpretation

Sunday, December 20           1:30pm - 2:45pm
Parashat Mi-Qets Pharoah's Dream and Joseph's Release from Prison
The Zoharic Interpretation

Documents:

December 20: Selections from Parashat Mi - qets

December 20: Pages from The Zohar Matt Edition

December 13: Selections From Parashat Va -Yeshev

From Daniel Matt's Translation of the Zohar

A Brief Sojourn in the World of Kabbalah and Zohar

The Zohar and its Origins

The Ten Sefirot

The Phallic Symbolism of the Zohar

Zohar Quote

Seferot

Fri, May 27 2022 26 Iyar 5782