The Elul Learning Institute of Congregation Netivot Shalom
Tuition is free (but donations are welcome) Dinners are $8. RSVP for the dinners by August 7 to email@example.com.
Schedule for Each Evening: (see below for the schedule of teachers!) : 6:30 pm Dinner (*only if you've RSVPd already) 7:30 pm Mincha 8:00 pm Shiur I 8:45 pm Shiur II 9:30 pm Ma'ariv
Monday Evening, Aug. 9
Shiur I: An Opening Kavanah and Teaching with Rabbi Kelman & Rabbi Creditor
Shiur II: Rosh HaShannah Musaf with Rabbi Bochner
Hin'ni - Humility (and other voices) with Cantor Martha Birnbaum
Tuesday Evening, Aug. 10
Shiur I: Ne'ilah: Part One with Rabbi Creditor or Unetaneh Tokef with Professor Naomi Seidman
Shiur II: The Scapegoat with Joel Gerwein
Wednesday Evening, Aug. 11
Shiur I: Ne'ilah: Part Twowith Rabbi Creditor
Shiur II: Melodies of Kol Nidrei evening with Claire Sherman or Machzor Text Learning with Professor Uri Alter
Thursday Evening, Aug. 12
Shiur I: Ne'ilah: Part Three with Rabbi Creditor or Machzor Poetry: Traditional and Contemporary with Carol Dorf
Shiur II: Siyum - A Closing Teaching with Rabbi Kelman & Rabbi Creditor, followed by Kaddish deRabbanan
This program was coordinated by the caring team of Stephen Tobias, Edna Stewart, Rabbi Creditor, Rabbi Bochner, The CNS Adult Education Committee, and others from our precious community. May the learning we achieve, celebrating our new Machzor Lev Shalem, carry us higher and higher as we journey towards Yamim Nora'im 5771!
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…