JJP at SAJ Thanksgiving Seder

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

We will learn about Jewish values and traditions that can be brought into your family's Thanksgiving meal. Our Seder will include singing, storytelling, and, of course, lots of good food!

Parents/special adults are encouraged to attend this unique program!

This Seder is for enrolled JJP at SAJ & Makom families only.

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?

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