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21st Century Spirituality — The GOD Problem
Judaism for Atheists, Divine Doubters, Spiritual Seekers & Befuddled Believers

CHEVRAH TORAH

Join our Chevrah table, sitting alongside commentators past and present, as we explore the weekly portion through the prism of God questions calling from the text. Bringing your God-problems to the Torah-table, our dialogue might lead to the Divine.
Shabbat Mornings, 9-10:20 AM in the Axelrod Chapel, led by Rabbi Jeff Sirkman


GOD-BLOCKS [4th Friday SHABBAT Service Feature]
Exploring Prayer-Impediments, Religious Roadblocks and Questions of Faith
Fridays, 8PM Service with discussion led by the Rabbis & Cantor


LIVING ROOM LEARNING SERIES

Home-Hosted Evenings of Exploration, Guided by Jewish Spirit & Open to Questions
1. HOW TO RAISE A ‘MENSCH’…?
Approaches to nurture kind-hearted, compassionate, caring Jewish kids
Thursday, November 13, 7:30-9:00PM
     Primary Grade Parents… Dessert-Discussion led by Rabbi Miller
     Pre/Early-Teen Parents… Dessert-Discussion led by Cantor Scher
     (Hosts & addresses available upon registration)

2. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I DIE?
Perspectives on Death, Mourning & How Memory & Spirits Live On…
Sunday, November 23, 7:30-9:00 PM, Dessert-Discussion led by Rabbi Sirkman.  Hosted by Amy & Rob Rothman, 3 Linden Ave, Larchmont

3. JUDAISM WITHOUT…GOD?
Exploring Our Problems with God & the Possibility of a God-Free “Faith”…
Sunday, January 11 , 7:30-9:00 PM, Dessert-Discussion led by the Rabbis
Hosted by Amy Frolick & Brad Scheler, 94 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont

 

GOD AFTER AUSCHWITZ?

Professor of Philosophy, Larry Vogel, Connecticut College will examine the life-struggle of Hans Jonas, a survivor who penned the original essay on Post-Holocaust Faith
Sunday, December 7, 10:00 AM Brotherhood Breakfast Presentation

 

Philosopher’s Forum: ATHEIST WITH A SOUL

Featured Teacher: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein
Professor of Philosophy, Celebrated Author—her new book: Plato at the Googleplex will be available Sunday, February 8, 10AM Breakfast Presentation, followed by Book-signing

 

THE ISLAMIC BROTHERHOOD - AND A DIFFERENT KIND OF GOD
A 4 session course taught by Ze’ev Aviezer
April 9, 16, 23, 30

Where did ISIS come from and why are they slaughtering Shia Arabs? What do scantily dressed American women from the 1950’s have to do with Osama Bin Laden’s mind set? Why are the Brits largely at fault for the Middle-Eastern bloodletting? Why does the Egyptian general Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi one of Israel’s closest allies? What is Jihad?
These questions, and many more will, be answered in this course with the aid of fascinating primary source documents.