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Pathways to Torah: BYOT – Bring Your Own Torah Commentary

Saturday, January 15, 2022 13 Shevat 5782

10:00 AM - 11:15 AMZoom

Join various spiritual leaders and teachers from across CNK and beyond to discover new, diverse and spiritually productive pathways to Torah study in 2022! Monthly Shabbat morning sessions will offer opportunities to delve deeply into – and wrestle with – our sacred text in community.  Cost:  Included in membership. Guests $18 per session

No Charge for Members | $18/class for Guests

January 15th, BYOT - Bring Your Own Torah Commentary:
Led by Rabbi Diane Tiferet Lakein

During the month of January – in the depth of winter – we read of the arc of liberation from slavery in Egypt to Revelation at Mount Sinai. The Torah Portion on January 15, 2022 is Parshat Beshallach, when the Israelites and the ‘mixed multitude’ flee from Egypt into the great unknown of the wilderness. In this BYOT event, all are encouraged to bring a commentary of their choosing to collectively create a tapestry of the many pathways that lead us, year after year, out of Mitzrayim, the narrow places, through engagement with this seminal Torah story. Rabbi Diane will also email commentary selections to all registrants before shabbat, so don’t worry if you don’t own any.  You can also find commentaries online or at the CNK library.


Offered Every Month on the Following Saturdays from 10-11:15 am
January 15th

February 19th

March 5th

April 30th


Rabbi Diane Tiferet Lakein (she/hers) holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies and International Politics from Princeton University and an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Born in San Francisco, she spent time in Stockholm, Sweden as a child and in Beijing, China as an undergraduate. She moved to Germany in the mid-1990s to conduct ethnographic research on anti-racist responses to rising xenophobia – and discovered her passion for Jewish spirituality and education.

Rabbi Diane received a Masters of Jewish Education from Hebrew College and ordination from ALEPH, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She most recently served as Jewish Educator in Cologne, Germany (2011-2014), Rabbinic Intern in Freiburg, Germany (2013-2016) and Rabbi of Chawurah Gescher in Freiburg, Germany and of Migwan in Basel, Switzerland (2017-2019). She joined the Religious School staff and the Spiritual Leadership Team at Nevei Kodesh in 2020.

Rabbi Diane is a member of the General Rabbinical Council of Germany – Allgemeine Rabbinerkonferenz (ARK ) – and of Haver, the Rabbinic Council of Boulder, Colorado. She is also a member of OHALAH, the Association of Rabbis for Jewish Renewal.

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