Yom Kippur Study Sessions 5782

L’Shana Tovah – Happy New Year

We are happy to have teamed up with other synagogues of Liberal Judaism to offer a broad programme
of adult study opportunities for Yom Kippur afternoon (Thu 16 Sept.). For questions, please contact us at clergy@arksynagogue.org.

 

Baring our souls: Through poetry
3pm
Study Session led by Rabbi Aaron Goldstein
Rabbi Aaron Goldstein has been inspired over lockdowns by the poetry of his cousin and Ark Synagogue member, Jane Michelson. In a quiet moment, Aaron will introduce a few of Jane’s Yom Kippur poems and then invite others to share their own poetry.
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Zoom

Durban +20 – What have we learned?
3pm
Interview led by Rabbi Lea Mühlstein
A conversation with Dr Karen Mock, who co-chaired the Jewish caucus at the 2001 World Conference against Racism, for a first-person reflection on what happened at this infamous conference that turned into a festival of antisemitism and anti-Zionism. What lessons can we learn for today?
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Gemilut Chasadim
3pm
Study Session led by Rabbi Yuval Keren
An exploration of the concept of ‘deeds of lovingkindness’ Source sheet available here. *Zoom password 821527*
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The depths of avoidance
3pm
Study Session led by Rabbi Rebecca Birk
Jonah takes avoidance to the most extreme degree…reading from this short and very accessible book we ‘ll explore why the most successful prophet also wants to avoid life and change. *Zoom password HHDAYS*
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Leviticus 19:14: A Stumbling Block and The Evolution of Meaning
3pm
Study Session led by Rabbi Richard Jacobi
Why does the Torah tell us not to curse the deaf nor place a stumbling block before the blind? We’ll explore answers to that question through the ages, which I hope will help us better understand why we read this portion of Torah on Yom Kippur afternoon. *Zoom password 628253*
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The Joseph Saga and the High Holy Days
4pm
Study Session led by Rabbi Andrew Goldstein
Rabbi Sidney Brichto z’l suggested that the saga of Joseph from beginning to end mirrors our journey on the High Holy Days: Sin, regret, punishment, repentance and reconciliation. Rabbi Goldstein will be using Rabbi Brichto’s translation of Genesis to explore his theory.
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Zoom

The Last Call: Anticipating the Shofar at Neilah
4pm
Teaching by Rabbi Michael Shire
The Last Call: Anticipating the Shofar at Neilah
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The Martyrdom of Chanina ben Teradion and the Relief of Suffering
4pm
Study Session led by Rabbi Margaret Jacobi
Chaninah ben Teradion is one of ten martyrs we read about in the Yom Kippur Additional service. Often quoted in the debate about assisted dying and claimed by both sides of the argument, the story is complex and deeply moving. We will explore it together in translation. *Zoom password 708747*
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A Dramatisation of the Book of Jonah
4:15pm
With Rabbi Dr Michael Hilton

with Dame Janet Suzman playing the role of the Divine Voice
Rabbi Dr Michael Hilton plays ‘old’ Jonah looking back on his experience of being called to go to Nineveh.

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