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*Important reminder that many of our online workshops are recorded in order to make sure we can focus on the live class and for those who cannot make it, to be able to view it later.  If you are not comfortable with being recorded, you can leave the class and watch it later, or you can take your video off your zoom setting for the session. 

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Thursday Aug 6th, 7pm. Israel Virtual Tour Night with Uri Fineberg, Israel Guide Extraordinaire. A few of Uri's favourite sites in Israel- like you've never seen them before. Unfortunately, at the moment we cannot physically visit Israel together. This does not mean that we can't 'experience' Israel together. Join me on a “ virtual tour” visit to some hidden gems. I can promise you that whether we will find ourselves in known or unknown alleyways of the old City of Jerusalem, jumping from cliffs and cooling off, being inspired by those who transformed a nation or witness your guide being moved to tears— this will be a virtual tour that you will not forget. I look forward to reconnecting with old friends from past City Shul trips to Israel, and to making new ones. Register here

Uri Feinberg has been a Jewish Educator for 25 years. Born in the US, Uri immigrated to Israel when he was ten, grew up in Jerusalem served in the IDF and then, traveled the world. Uri has a Masters Degree from the Hebrew University in Contemporary Jewish Studies, and was a Jewish history teacher for North American teens, in semester programs in Israel, for many years. Uri spent three years in the US with his wife and three daughters where he served as the Interim Director of Education of Temple Israel of Boston. A licensed tour guide since 1999, Uri has worked as a tour educator for a wide range of groups including synagogue, Federation, URJ and CCAR leadership, interfaith and more. He has guided Jewish heritage trips throughout Europe and has lectured on Israel and Jewish identity across North America. In the current climate engulfing the world, Uri has re-harnessed what he does, and has taken his knowledge and his passion ‘on-line’.  He continues to reach out, and partner with, the North American Jewish Community. Uri and his family live in the city of Modiin, and are active members of their Reform congregation, YOZMA. Uri’s experience has been driven by a clear desire to share the power of the Land and State of Israel, to strengthen Jewish identity and a connection with the Jewish People. With his unique perspective, Uri recognizes that this process includes building bridges and having the ability to inspire and to be inspired.

                                       

Transformational Torah: Learning Torah for the Inner and Outer Self with Rabbinic Student Ryan Leszner. Dates: Aug 12, 19, 26, 7:30-9pm. 

Focusing on Jewish texts from Rabbinic sources, Mussar (Jewish Ethics), and modern sources, as a way to discuss our responsibility to the world around us and to ourselves. We will talk about Jewish responsibility, current social justice issues, ethics, and how we can use a Jewish approach to individual and communal change. All skill levels are welcome! Members free, non-members $36 for the 3 week session (no individual session prices available) Register here.

Ryan is a fourth-year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew College and currently serves as the Rabbinic Intern at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley, MA. A Toronto native, Ryan spent many years serving the Toronto Reform Jewish community, specifically serving City Shul as a service leader for Saturday morning services, a Teacher in their Religious School, and one of the coordinators for Family Shabbat Programs.     

       

Monday August 17th,  8pm. Songs of Pirkei Avot:  An evening of musical and textual exploration of Judaism’s timeless classical axioms.  With Rabbi Goldstein and Amy Dattner-Levy. Team taught, we will look at the text and also hear how modern Reform songwriters use melody to omusically interpret the wisdom of the ancient Rabbis. Register here.

Amy Dattner-Levy spent  her professional life dancing at 2 weddings with 1 tuchus. She spent 34 years as a teacher and counselor with the NYC Board of Ed whine teaching music and Jewish Studies at a variety of Reform synagogues throughout New York. She is a well known Reform Jewish songleader and spent 28 High Holidays as Cantorial soloist at Temple Beth Shalom in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  

Tuesday September 1st, 7:30pm. Challah: The Shape of Things to Come with Rabbi Goldstein and Bonnie Stern. A braid-along workshop on easy to intricate round challahs, the history and meaning of the round High Holiday shape, and other ideas to make this year's Rosh Hashana feel “haimish” and special. Bonnie’s challah recipe will be shared beforehand to registrants and techniques will be shown at the workshop. $15 per screen, proceeds to Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund for charitable projects. Register here.

             

Tuesday September 15th, 7:30pm. City Shul Reads: Letters to My Palestinian Neighbour By Yossi Klein Halevi. Register here.

SAVE THESE DATES Oct 14th, 21st & 28th

Taste of Judaism with Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner
Curious about Judaism? Wanna explore without any assumptions? Join us for three free sessions exploring a modern Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. No course books, no homework! Each two-hour class explores a different aspect of Judaism: God, Torah, and Israel. Registrations details TBA.

Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner most recently served as the Rabbi at Beth Israel Congregation in Jackson, MS.  Previously he served as the Director of Jewish Learning, Engagement and Outreach at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida, the rabbi of Temple Solel in Hollywood, Florida and the rabbi of the Northshore Jewish Congregation in the New Orleans suburb Mandeville, Louisiana.  Rabbi Kurtz-Lendner has extensive adult education experience from his congregational work and has taught Taste of Judaism before to rave reviews.

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