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Jewish Practice of Character and Spiritual Development: "Mussar" with Rabbi David Jaffe & Rabbi Matia Rania Angelou
Each of us has a unique soul and unique gifts to offer the world. The Middot, or soul traits such as anger, patience, trust and humility are the lenses through which our soul expresses itself. The ancient practice of Mussar draws on centuries of Jewish wisdom about human behavior and spirituality to remind us who we really are and help us to grow to live more connected, courageous and soulful lives.
In this one session introduction we will learn about the history and theory of Mussar as well as try out basic Mussar practices. If there is interest we will create a multi-session Mussar practice group to follow the introduction.
RSVP by 1/6/13
|Where||Kerem Shalom 659 Elm St, Concord, MA 01742|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:30 pm–9:30 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Seniors|
|Price||$10 members, $15 non-members|
More About Kerem Shalom
This Jewish community is open to Jews by birth, Jews by choice and their families.
Officially, Kerem Shalom is unaffiliated, but its philosophy and approach to Jewish life are closest to Reconstructionism. Kerem Shalom offers gender-neutral prayer books that include transliterations of all the Hebrew songs and prayers, along with accessible English translations and poetic interpretations of the traditional liturgy.
Leading the synagogue is Rabbi Michael Luckens, who has been at Kerem Shalom for over 30 years. Shabbat services for adults and families are held every Friday at 7:30 p.m. throughout the school year. During the summer, Kerem Shalom holds lay-led services on the first and third Fridays of the month.
Be sure to note that once a month the synagogue holds a mostly musical Shabbat service led by Hazan Rosalie Gerut. Kerem Shalom also holds a "Tot Shabbat" aimed at children from 0 to six years. Family Educator, Nancy Kaplan, holds this service once a month.
The synagogue also runs three youth groups that meet once a month: one for high school students, grades eight through twelve, another for grades six and seven and one for grades four and five. For those interested in attending Hebrew School, kindergarten students to seventh graders attend class once a week.