This American Shabbat is based on National Public Radio's This American Life. But rather than Ira Glass and a team of writers discussing a given issue, three members of the community offer their nuanced understandings of the week's Torah portion. Congregants Anna Siegler, Jonathan Lear, and Joanna Martin will each share a D'var Torah crafted after having studied Parshat Vayishlach in depth with Rabbi Minkus. The program challenges the participants, and all of us, to understand how our personal exploration of Judaism relates to the Torah.
This American Shabbat is a community-wide program where we engage with each other intellectually, socially, and, of course, over food. So on each Friday night prior to This American Shabbat, we will have Shabbat dinners around the community. Please email Rabbi Minkus the previous week to let us know if you prefer to host or be hosted on Friday night so that more of our community will enjoy sharing a meal while getting to know each other a bit better.
Join us for inspiring words of Torah and the delicious company of old and new friends.
5778 dates: December 2, February 10, and May 12.
Service begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Glick Chapel.
Torah reading begins at 10:30 a.m.
This American Shabbat speakers at approximately 11:15 a.m.