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Zoomin' the Omer - Year 2

Upcoming Sessions

1. Thursday, April 22, 2021 10 Iyar 5781

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

2. Thursday, April 29, 2021 17 Iyar 5781

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

3. Thursday, May 6, 2021 24 Iyar 5781

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

4. Thursday, May 13, 2021 2 Sivan 5781

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Past Sessions
Thursday, April 15, 2021 3 Iyar 5781 - 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, April 8, 2021 26 Nisan 5781 - 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, April 1, 2021 19 Nisan 5781 - 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Meeting link will be posted in directory sent to Temple members and friends. Please check your most recent Temple email.

Zoomin’ the Omer—Year 2 with Beth Levin and Caroline Lieber. Please join us on Thursdays from 12-12:30pm beginning on April 1st-May 13th.

With the approach of Passover comes the time of the counting of the Omer, from the second night until the day before Shavuot, 49 days. In the Torah, the Omer count (sefirah) is described in agricultural terms, the grain that would be harvested and celebrated ritually. In the 16th century, the Kabbalists conceived the count as a time to take stock of our own sefirot, the seven Divine emanations that humans embody and strive to balance. Though this physical journey did not need to take 49 days—Egypt and Mt. Sinai are not that far apart—the Israelites needed those full 7 weeks to enact an internal psychological shift, moving from newly found freedom to an understanding of the importance of creating a holy and ethical community.

Join us each week for a 30-minute check-in as we “count”—recalling the internal shift that our ancestors experienced on their journey. If you have questions, contact Beth at beth@shir-tikvah.org

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Wed, April 21 2021 9 Iyar 5781