Holiday Enrichment Classes

Schedule: Four Wednesday mornings at 10:00am, beginning Sept. 16th.
All classes will meet at https://zoom.us/j/4630297544
Password: 807703

If you would like to attend in person, outdoors, with social distancing, please email rabbi@newcanaanjewish.org

 

DAYS OF AWE

  ROSH HASHANA - THE MISSING SHOFAR Wednesday, September 16 | 10:00am.
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!).
   
 Prayer YOM KIPPUR - DAY OF AT-ONE-MENT Wednesday September 23 | 10:00am.  
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 Wednesday Morning, September 30 | 10:00am. 
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 Wednesday Morning, October 6 | 10:00am.
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.