August 18, 2022 | 21 Av 5782
Reimagining Jewish learning and leadership for an interconnected world.
Parashat Eikev | Candlelighting 7:21 PM EST
GATHERDC & INNOVATIVE HIGH HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
Rabbi Ilana Zeitman`19 "Meets Young Adults Where They Are"
As Jewish communities around the world make-ready for the High Holidays, our rabbinical and cantorial alumni prepare their synagogues and communities for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur through creative programming for the month of Elul. For Rabbi Ilana Zietman `19 and GatherDC, this means “meeting young adults where they are.”
Among their creative Elul and High Holiday plans are inviting individuals to host Rosh Hashanah seders for their peers, partnering with OneTable and Haggadot.com to provide background about the ritual meal and resources to connect with peers, Tashlich rituals at major DC area waterfronts, and "Alt YK," an alternative Yom Kippur experience followed by a lunch-in for those unable to fast.
GatherDC Community Rabbi Ilana Zeitman brings Jewish and Jew-curious 20s & 30s together through innovative programs.
“I loved the little Hebrew that I learned as a kid in Hebrew school, but when I began to study Hebrew again, as an adult, it just became obvious to me that this language belonged to me,” Janet Buchwald, a nine-year veteran of Hebrew College Ulpan, said. “The other languages that I studied in high school and college were wonderful to know, but I don’t have any family background that’s French or Italian. They weren’t mine. But Hebrew was my language.”
Hebrew College's fall Hebrew language Ulpan classes begin Sept. 11 & 12. Enroll by Sept. 5.
But Dust and Ashes We Are
The reminder, “I am but dust and ashes” is not only a call to humility, but a call back down to earth—to the literal matter from which we are made. “From dust we came, to dust we shall return.” We often quote this verse from Genesis (3:19) at funerals, reminding us of the ephemerality of life. Yet, this image of dust conjures reminders not only of death, but also, perhaps ironically, of the steaming, teeming aliveness of the earth from which we come.
This blog and also appears in Patheos.
Hebrew College Welcomes Two New Board Members
"We are pleased to welcome new Board of Trustees members Mark Atkins and Susan Schechter, who bring their deep love of Jewish community and learning as well as community-building strength to our extraordinary Board. Mark and Susan offer a breadth of business experience that will strengthen our already diverse and talented Board. I look forward to working together during this exciting year—as Hebrew College enters it's next chapter in our new home on our shared campus in Newton."
— Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Hebrew College President
Teen Beit Midrash students
Dancing in God’s Earthquake: An Evening with Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Moderated by Rabbi Or Rose, director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College
September 8 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Hebrew College & Zoom
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HEBREW COLLGE FALL ART EXHIBIT OPENING
Syncopation: Lyrical Abstraction in Israeli Art (1970s)
Featuring Israeli art from Hebrew College’s permanent collection
in celebration Israel’s 75th anniversary
September 20 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Hebrew College Ted Cutler Atrium
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Ta Sh'ma (Come & Hear) Ordination Programs Open Houses
For prospective rabbis and cantors
Virtual Open House: October 30, 2-5:30 p.m.
In-Person Open House: November 14 at Hebrew College
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