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—Shirley Holbrook, Max Hutchinson, an Russell Szmulewitz—offer their nuanced understandings of the week's Torah portion. Participants study the parasha with Rabbi Minkus, and then each crafts a D'var Torah that is shaped and informed by those discussions. The program challenges the participants, and all of us, to understand how our personal exploration of Judaism relates to the Torah.
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.