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A Spiritual Exploration of the Jewish Calendar, with Rabbi Jessica K. Marshall (Adult Learning online)

Thursday, April 25, 2024 17 Nisan 5784

7:00 PM - 8:30 PMOnline
Past Sessions
Thursday, April 18, 2024 10 Nisan 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Online
Thursday, April 11, 2024 3 Nisan 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Online
Thursday, April 4, 2024 25 Adar II 5784 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Online

A Spiritual Exploration of the Jewish Calendar: 4 Week Learning Series with Rabbi Jessica K. Marshall

Please RSVP by email to Rabbi Marshall. Meeting link is also posted in the directory sent to temple members and friends; please check your most recent Temple email. 

4 Virtual Sessions: April 4, April 11, April 18, April 22.  7-8:30pm ET

Offer yourself the gift of 4 weeks to journey through the Jewish calendar. This series includes the historical and ritual customs of holidays as well as time for personal reflection and sharing how themes relate to each participant personally. Our time centers upon deepening communal connection, Jewish learning, and the spaciousness to listen inwardly. All are welcome!

April 4:  Nature’s Rhythms and the Jewish Calendar in Tandem
The Jewish calendar is based on the moon and her cycles. What does this imply for how we understand time?  Why do all Jewish holidays begin at sundown?  Does the sun ever play a role in the calendar?  What metaphors for the human journey are present in our Jewish yearly cycle?

Watch class 1 video here

April 11:  Shabbat:  A Palace in Time
The 3 mitzvot of Shabbat are oneg, pleasure and delight; menucha, rest; and kedusha, making time holy and special.  What might it mean to honor these commandments as  modern Jews?
What does the Torah teach about keeping Shabbat and how do we create our own authentic Shabbat?

Watch class 2 video here 


April 18:  The Pilgrimage Invitation:  Passover, Sukkot, and Shavuot   
A pilgrimage invites each journeyer to visit a place of holiness–either physically or internally.  These holidays welcome ancient and modern journeys of self-discovery.
Passover takes us from narrowness to the Promised Land.
Sukkot invites us to harvest our joy.
Shavuot asks us what revelations are resting on our hearts.
Together we will explore how these themes relate agriculturally, historically, and personally to each of us. 

Watch class 3 video here 

April 22:  A Taste of Minor Festivals:  Omer, Chag HaBanot, Tisha B’Av, and Tu B’Av.
There are over 30 minor Jewish festivals.  We will explore the lesser known holidays of Counting the Omer, Chag HaBanot, Tisha B’Av, and Tu B’Av.  These holidays invite us into a historic, mystical, and feminist exploration.

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Rabbi Jessica Kessler Marshall passionately leads soul-centered retreats, women’s gatherings, and weddings across the United States.  She guides participants into deeper connection with Spirit by moving beyond intellect or logic, to access soul-wisdom so their path lights up with ease, vitality, abundance, and JOY! Championing spiritual inclusivity via creative rituals, intentional reflections, mindfulness practices, and the wisdom of the natural world, Jessica guides with humor, authenticity, and Divine presence. 
She is also thrilled to be back at Shir Tikvah after leading High Holy Day family services!
Find out about her upcoming retreats and virtual gatherings at:  rabbijessicamarshall.com and on Instagram:  @rabbijkm.




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