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Holiday Enrichment Series

Holiday Enrichment Series

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Holiday Enrichment Classes


4 Tuesday nights, or 4 Wednesday mornings, with Rabbi Levi Mendelow

At the Chabad Center, 770 High Ridge Road,
$7 per class or $18 for the series

Days of Awe

Avoid the "What-page-are-we-on-in-the-prayer-book-blues?". Join this two part High Holiday course and enrich your holiday experience, at whichever Synagogue you'll be attending. Familiarize yourself with the structure and major themes of the holiday prayer book (The Machzor), and you'll be far more comfortable, and find much more meaning, in the service.

ROSH HASHANA - THE MISSING SHOFAR
September 15 | 8:00pm
or Wednesday Morning September 16| 9:30am
Explore ethical and mystical texts which explain the importance and centrality of the Shofar to the Rosh Hashanah service. Learn why we won't be blowing the Shofar on the first day of Rosh Hashana this year, and discover how this affects us all (for the better!).
 
YOM KIPPUR: DAY OF AT-ONE-MENT
September 22
| 8:00pm or Wednesday Morning September 23  | 9:30am

Yom Kippur is the only day of the entire year in which we have five prayers services. (Maariv, Shacharit, Musaf, Mincha and Ne'ila). Discover how each of these services correspond to the five levels of the soul, (Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Chaya and Yechida), and bring us to a level of oneness with G‑d, where all is forgiven, and our lives are forever transformed.
 
Days of Joy    
   
 
SUKKOT - ATTAINING JOY

September 29 | 8:00pm  or Wednesday Morning September 30 | 9:30am

Described in the Torah as Zman Simchateinu, the Season of Our Joy, Sukkot is the happiest of all holidays. This class will explore the Chassidic approach to joy, focusing on practical ways to tap in the true and deep Happiness that comes with Sukkot, drawing in enough joy to last an entire year.

 

Simchat Torah - Preparation Farbrengen

Tuesday night October 6 | 8:00pm

The climax of the entire month of holidays, Chassidic tradition has it that we can achieve more through the dancing on Simchat Torah than we can through the sincere prayers of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Join us for this farbrengen in the Sukkah as we continue to celebrate Sukkot, and prepare for Simchat Torah.

 

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