Well Connected

ENDLESSLY BLESSED

Lesson 3 & Roizy's birthday celebration!    Tuesday 7 December 

Topic:

Like some sort of Jewish mantra, berachot are better known as those brief blessings recited over food. As it happens, there are blessings for sighting a rainbow, when on a long drive, and more! Isn't it all a bit much?

To learn more, we will go through the various classes of berachot and skim the intricate laws governing which benedictions are said, and when. We'll discover how reciting a few words at the right time can transform a given activity or event and make it more mindful, focused, and grounded.

Activity:

We will create a custom cookie cake under the guidance of a talented pastry chef. 

What comes to mind when you think of religion?

A way of looking at life, perhaps, a story about the world, or a way to pray? For many, a faith is a core set of beliefs surrounded by a little ceremony. For us, that’s precisely backwards: Judaism is less a system of belief than a system of action. 

But what’s so inspiring about all those dreary dos and don’ts?

Well-Connected  will reveal the soul of Jewish ritual life by showing how to make each mitzvah personal, and a way to connect to something beyond ourselves. Each month, we put one area of Jewish law under the microscope and explore its rationale, relevance, and practical application. As we proceed, a complete vision of the mysticism, the beauty, and the richness of divinely inspired life will emerge. 

Well-Connected  is just the thing if you’re feeling mitzvah-curious, or if you simply want to find out more about practical Judaism. Beyond that—if you’re looking for a deeper engagement with Jewish ritual and how to live in deed—indeed, this is just the thing to do.

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