Music Service and Storytelling Event

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Instead of the Torah discussion at 11:30AM, we will have a special storytelling event, led by SAJ members, in honor of Rabbi Strassfeld's retirement. 

Children's Service

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

This week, as parents are invited to the Sanctuary at 11:30 AM for a special storytelling event to honor Rabbi Strassfeld on his retirement, learners K-3 will have their own service, led by Rabbi Lori and songleader Megan Sass.

Barry Holtz: "Rabbi Akiva—Tales of a Self-Created Sage"

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

In this study session we will look at stories about the early life of the greatest figure in the world of the Talmud, Rabbi Akiva, using these tales as examples of the way that that the rabbinic tale can be interpreted. 

Nature or nurture—it is an age-old debate. In this session we will look at traditions about Rabbi Akiva’s innate talent and the way that he discovered his calling as a rabbi.  What did this mean for his relationship with his teachers? What was his vision of himself as a sage? What new insight did he bring to the founding days of Judaism?

Hanukkah Party

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the annual SAJ Hanukkah Party! Fun for all ages.

Includes Hanukkah sing-along, dairy/parve potluck dinner, homemade latkes. For the potluck, bring a dairy or parve dish to feed 6 people.  BYOB for adults. After dinner, activities for kids and a campfire-style sing-along for adults.

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