Expressive Judaism: Beyond the Chanukah Song

How does music jive with Judaism? As Jews, we value a good beat. There’s a Jewish song for everything from waking up to going to sleep, eating to washing your hands, getting married to mourning a loved one. How can music be a guide to living a meaningful adult life? We'll utilize music as Jewish text, explore how music could be a guide for living a meaningful adult life, and build a community of people who seek a connection through auditory experiences. You don’t have to be a singer or even musically-inclined to participate, just open-hearted and ready to “ya-dai-dai” along.

seminar takes place on Monday 6:15-7:45pm

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LIFE’S BIG QUESTIONS: OR HOW TO GET MORE OF COLLEGE THROUGH JUDAISM

College is often the first time that we get to decide who we want to be in a lot of our identities. For the first time, we're on our own... so who do we want to be? What communities am I a part of? Who am I responsible for and why? What is the difference between love, lust and intimacy? What is worth committing myself to and why? While these are universal questions, we believe that they can be illuminated through the unique light of Jewish text. In this seminar, we will seek to explore these questions together.

seminars takes place on tuesday 6:30-8:00pm & wednesday 6:15-7:45pm

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SEX, LOVE, AND ROMANCE: TOWARD A POST-MODERN JEWISH ETHIC

Sexuality and intimacy are central to our identities and experiences as human beings, yet we have few opportunities to speak about them in a frank, open, and explicitly Jewish way. In this seminar, you are expected to read, broadly and generously, traditional Jewish texts on intimacy, gender, sexuality, and other related topics. Thoughtful participation on your part requires active listening, speaking up to contribute in class, and talking from your own experience while being open to the experiences of others.

seminar takes place on thursdays from 6:15-7:45 PM

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