|Roots and Branches||Meaning and Mysticism of Prayers||Essence of Kabbalah through the eyes of Ramchal|
Roots and Branches: The Jewish Roots of Christianity
Thursdays, Oct. 18 (Intro class), Nov. 15, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Feb. 28, April 4, May 9
3269 28th St.
Download registration form here (pre-registration requested)
Reb David Zaslow will teach an in-depth course (intro plus seven sessions) on the Jewish roots of Christianity, and the Jewishness of Jesus.
• The difference between Hebraic and Western thinking
• The ancient sacrificial system and its relevance today
• The Jewish understanding of suffering and vicarious atonement
• The difference between the historical Jesus and the theological Jesus
• How the miracles of Jesus parallel the miracles of Elijah and Elisha
• How Judaism understands faith, works, and grace
• How Jesusʼ teachings and the spiritual practices of Jesus are firmly rooted in the Jewish tradition
• The theological parallels and differences between Judaism and Christianity
• The roots of Replacement Theology and Anti- Semitism
In March 2008 Time Magazine cited “Re-Judaizing Jesus" as one of “10 Ideas That are Changing the World.” Rabbi David Zaslow believes that re-Judaizing Jesus can not only strengthen both Christianity and Judaism, but also reduce the millennium-old anti-Semitism based on the de-Judaizing of Jesus in the second century. Rabbi David has just republished an encyclopedic text after two decades of research and interfaith dialogue. He writes, “This lecture is a small effort to promote mutual respect and understanding between faiths. The time has come to advance interfaith relations from simple tolerance to a sense of mutual interdependence where members of faith communities can acknowledge how much we have to learn from each other.”
Rev. Dr. Barbara J. Campbell writes, “Roots and Branches was a profound spiritual blessing for our entire community. Using gentle humor and grace, Reb David, brought our gathering of Christians and Jews ‘home’ to a place long forgotten and yet yearned for; a place of holiness and unity; a place where we could embrace our differences and celebrate our oneness; a place where we could belong to God together.”
Cost for entire class (all sessions): $50 for members of Nevei Kodesh, First Congregational Church. $70 for guests. Payable to Nevei Kodesh, 3269 28th St., Boulder, CO 80301.
Meaning and Mysticism of Prayers with Morah Yehudis Fishman
Sundays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11, 4-6 p.m.3269 28th St.
Back by popular demand! Have you always wondered about the origin of the Amidah Prayer? This standing prayer is said at every single service (Shabbat, weekday, etc.) In fact, it is the only prayer recited at every service and one of our earliest prayers. These classes will explore the specific meaning and deeper mystical content of the Amidah prayer, with a master teacher. (We'll continue from where we left off in summer but you need not have attended any previous classes to benefit from this.) This is a great way to deepen your prayers and understand our services. Suggested donation $10 CNK member; $15 guest.
Study with Charna Rosenholtz
Check for classes on our calendar. (Saturday afternoons, 4-5:30 p.m.)
Nevei Kodesh, 3269 28th St., Boulder 80301
Dynamic, participatory Torah Study based on the parsha of the week. This class will be taught by Maggidah Charna Rosenholtz, one of our most dynamic Torah teachers.
All are welcome to drop in.
Women of the Torah
Sunday Oct. 21 6-8 p.m. and Nov. 18, 4-6 p.m.
Nevei KOdesh, 3269 28th St.
Women's stories in the Torah are often the least known, albeit very rich. This will be an ongoing series of "stand alone" classes, each one exploring in depth a particular woman of the Torah, and then using reative media to take the learning to another level.
The Essence of Kabbalah through the eyes of Ramchal (Rabbi Chaim Moshe Luzzatto)- Workshop with Ziva Moyal
Sunday Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m.
Nevei Kodesh, 3269 28th St.
Ziva, a retired psychotherapist, has been studying Kabbalah for the last ten years and teaching it for the last eight. Raised as a "secular Israeli," she studied Taoism (Chinese cosmology) for many years, until she I found my way back home to Judaism and its mystical system - the Kabbalah. Specifically, she has studied through the works of Rabbi Chaim Moshe Luzzatto, using her own translations of texts. Kabbalah is a spiritual way of explaining how creation came about, in what order and form, and for what reasons, and its ultimate goal. The unfolding explanation of the mysteries of the cosmos illuminates our understanding of why we are here, why there is evil in the world, Freedom of Choice and the purpose of our existence.