In counting the days of the Omer, we are preparing ourselves to become the vessels for God’s Presence and messengers for the Divine Word. God instructs Moses to tell us to make ourselves holy for the Day of Revelation,
Is the Hebrew Goddess hiding in plain sight? In this Two part class we’ll study the history of the Canaanite/Israelite Goddess Asherah. We’ll study her evolution from ancient mother/tree/fertility Goddess, to consort of
With the birth of Moses a whole new cast of amazing women appears in the Torah! Tap into their wisdom, courage, strength, intuition, and power just in time for Passover. Come get to know these sacred ancestors through midrash, song, and Torah study!
Mazal Tov! An exploration of the history and practice of Astrology within Judaism. Thursday, March 11, 4:00 PM.
Morah Cyrise in conversation with Torah Astrologer, Lorelai Kude.
Did you know that the phrase, “Mazal Tov” actually means “Good Constellation/Stars” ?In this hour of conversation Morah Cyrise and Torah
Thursday, February 25, 6:30 PM on Zoom!
“Hamanton! ”a Purim shpiel extroardinaire based on the music of “Hamilton! Musical direction by Cyrise Beatty Schachter, Lyrics by Cyrise Schachter and Richard Seidman, and a wild cast of characters including Devorah Zaslow, Richard Seidman, Jessica and Ava Monarch, Elijah Rimes, Robert Bielejeski, Ken Sargent, and Ahri Golden.
We will be on Zoom this year and after some fun Purim songs by Reb David, Morah Cyrise and Deborah-Miriam Leff, we will be screening the video of Hamonton from last year’s shpiel!
Don your favorite costumes and bring the whole family to laugh, to boo, to cheer, and sing along!
|Join Rabbi David and Devorah in their home for a special second night seder on Zoom from their dining room table all decked out for Pesach. |
Have a piece of matzah, a glass of grape juice or wine, an egg, charoset, and horseradish ready (if you can) and you can participate from your own home. Write to Ayala@ashlandhavurah.org for the Zoom link.
New Class Offering: Talmud +
starting January 7, every Thursday at 12:00 Noon
co-sponsored by Temple Emek Shalom and Havurah Shir Hadash.
In this class we will uncover gems in the broadest sense of Torah, that includes all parts of the Tanakh (Bible), as well as our oral Torah (Talmud, legends, Halakha and midrash). Each week we’ll try to acquire the tools that help us study our Jewish tradition with a focus on our yearly holiday cycle. Wherever possible, the original text in Hebrew will be presented, followed by the English translation. Each reading will be followed by a short discussion, to enhance the understanding of what we just read. The reference material that will be presented and used during the classes will be available here for you to download or review online at your convenience.
We invite you to join our very first live-streaming Shabbaton with Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Markus, celebrating spiritual connectivity in the legacy of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (1924-2014), pathfinder and futurist for Jewish spirituality in the emerging digital age. REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 12, 2PM PT.