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Thu, 23 February 2017
27 Sh'vat 5777
welcome to the sAJ community
We’re a community that believes it’s possible to lead a 21st-century life that is deeply rooted in both Jewish tradition and contemporary civilization. Judaism helps us find meaning and inspiration as we seek to lead lives committed to spiritual growth, social justice, and building community. We welcome the richness that diversity brings to this community, where we learn about, struggle with, and even question our Judaism as we continue to "reconstruct" it for our times.
Upcoming Events at SAJ
Thursday, Feb 23rd 6:30p to 9:00p
With the uptick in hate crimes and aggressive acts towards minorities in recent days, come together and learn the tools to be an upstander, who stands up instead of sitting idly by. Experts from the Center for Nonviolence will offer a training on how to respond to situations we may witness in private and public settings and will give us tools and ideas for deescalation and productive intervention. Light snacks provided. RSVPs appreciated to https://upstandertraining.eventbrite.com
Shabbat, Feb 25th 10:30a to 12:30p
Shabbat, Feb 25th 10:30a to 11:30a
Shabbat, Feb 25th 11:30a to 12:00p
With Special Guest Speaker/Teacher Tamara Fish Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11:30am (during services) Tamara Fish, scholar and writer, will speak and facilitate a discussion about race and the Jewish community. Tamara Fish is a New York City resident, a Jew of Color, and a former synagogue president. Ms. Fish has presented extensively about Jews of Color and her writings about race and Judaism recently appeared in The Forward.
Tuesday, Feb 28th 4:00p to 6:00p
Tuesday, Feb 28th 7:00p to 8:30p
Learn more about the new Makom Shabbaton program for grades 4-6. Bring questions and dreams.
Thursday, Mar 2nd 7:15p to 9:00p
We will look at some of the stories about King David and about King Ahab and Queen Jezebel and the use and abuse of power. Their stories also include the role of those willing to speak truth to power such as the prophets Nathan and Elijah. One session will focus on the role of those on the margins of society, for example, women and their own particular use of "power" despite the limitations of their marginality.
Shabbat, Mar 4th 10:00a to 12:30p
Naomi Less and her band (Glenn Grossman on percussion, Shy Kedmi on keyboards and David Meer on double bass) join Rabbi Lauren and Cantor Lisa. A theme is woven into the music throughout the service.
Shabbat, Mar 4th 10:30a to 12:30p
Shabbat, Mar 4th 10:30a to 11:30a
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Society for the Advancement of Judaism
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