Weekday Discussions

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer, discussion led by Rabbi Bill Kuhn
Open to all members and prospective members, ReadRS is an opportunity to connect with each other and share ideas through lively discussions of books over wine, cheese, and other nibbles.  Join in and help us select books of  interest you would like to read -- fiction or non-fiction, serious or humorous, controversial or not -- that not only provide "a good read" but also help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish, past or  present, in America and around the world. 
Chairs: Carole Wilder ([email protected]) & Ben Zion Friedman ([email protected])
Bring: A snack or beverage to share.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month (dates below) from 6-7:30 PM.

 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:30pm

Rabbi Maderer will lead a discussion about Confronting White Privilege Blindspots: A Discussion of "Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race" a book by Debby Irving

Join us for a small-group discussion about Debby Irving’s book, “Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race.”  Debby Irving calls the Jewish community a vital partner in values-driven anti-racism work, for she has said: “For centuries, Jewish people have been marginalized, ‘other-ized,’ persecuted, …and now are highly attuned to injustice.”  Together we will seek to become more profoundly attuned, to begin to interrupt our bias, and to see the assumptions we have ingested.  (Although our congregation includes all races and backgrounds and we cherish the diversity, the majority of us are white).  With greater understanding, we hope to come to see ourselves in the other, and to recommit to the notion that all people are created b’tzelem elohim, in the image of God.

From Rabbi Maderer's Yom Kippur sermon:

"...Bias does not require malicious intent, it is not an accusation of moral failing. Emily Badger writes: “Understanding bias allows us to confront racial disparities without focusing on the character of individual people.”  It is an acknowledgment:  how could I live in this society and not ingest some of the racial inequality that surrounds me? As a 21st century sensitive modern Jewish woman, who would never consciously discriminate, I have a concealed shortcoming.  In order to bring more justice into my world tomorrow, I need to take a hard look at the blindspots around difference, that live within me, today...

...We have real differences in background and experience; denying those differences does not make me colorblind; it just makes me, blind. In a society where, in school, the honors-track was so often the white—track; where the outcomes of mortgage-Redlined neighborhoods left me in neighborhood isolation from others…  How could I possibly be free of bias?...."

To read full sermon click here

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month (dates below) from 6-7:30 PM.

 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:00pm

With Rabbis Kuhn, Maderer & Freedman and Cantor Frankel
Wednesdays, February 1 – May 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

If you are an interfaith couple, if you are considering converting to Judaism, or if you are Jewish and looking for beginner’s education, “Introduction to Judaism” is perfect for you.  Registration is required.
For more information contact Catherine Fischer at [email protected]
Cost: URJ synagogue members: $180 per person or per couple, non members $275 per person or per couple.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month (dates below) from 6-7:30 PM.

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00pm

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month (dates below) from 6-7:30 PM.

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month (dates below) from 6-7:30 PM.

 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Helping Widows Rebuild Their Lives.
Susan Gross, RS member, former teacher and widow, leads discussions for members and their friends who are ready to rebuild and take control of their future.
For more information about The W Connection please go to www.wconnection.org.
If you are interested in coming to a group meeting, contact Catherine Fischer or Susan Gross ([email protected]).
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of the month (dates below) from 6-7:30 PM.