Kabbalah, Modernity, and Textual Authority in 19th Century Jewish Lithuania

University at Buffalo - Clemens Hall 708 Clemens Hall, Buffalo, NY, United States

Presented by Brian Hillman, Indiana University This talk explores how two nineteenth-century Lithuanian rabbis, R. Yitzhak Isaac Haver and R. David Luria, defended the authority of Kabbalah.  In the mid-nineteenth century, Kabbalah's textual and philosophical foundations were newly under attack from academic scholarship and modernizing Jews.  In their defense of Kabbalah, Haver and Luria engaged with fundamental questions about the nature of knowledge and the stature of sacred texts.  Using their defenses of tradition, I propose a new understanding of traditional Jewish intellectual life, one that appreciates an openness to intellectual innovation while defending the authority of tradition. UB Clemens Hall 904 Presented by the Department of Jewish Thought

Adult Hebrew – Beginners – 2nd Semester

Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY, United States

This basic introductory Hebrew reading course is for beginners interested in learning the Hebrew alphabet, grammar and vocabulary with a focus on reading prayers for Shabbat, synagogue services and traditional blessings. This course meets on Wednesdays for 12 weeks. Dates include: February 8, 15 & 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, April 19, 26, & May 3, 10. No previous experience necessary. Cost: $200/ semester (books purchased separately) Facilitated by Zahava Fried Register at https://buffalojewishfederation.org/link-gatherings

Adult Hebrew – Intermediate – 2nd Semester

Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY, United States

This intermediate level Hebrew course is to further develop skills for those who already know the Hebrew alphabet and can read several words and phrases. The focus of this course is on Hebrew prayer. This course meets Wednesdays for 12 weeks. Dates include: February 8, 15 & 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, April 19, 26, & May 3, 10. Course will be held over Zoom Must have taken the Beginning Hebrew class and have the ability to read alef-bet Cost: $200/ semester (books purchased separately) Facilitated by Zahava Fried Register at https://buffalojewishfederation.org/link-gatherings

Center for Jewish Life Torah Studies

Center for Jewish Life 757 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville, NY, United States

The Torah Studies class brings you the tradition of classical Jewish learning in a series of enticing weekly classes. Each class introduces ideas and issues from the current weekly Torah portion and, through discussion and debate, creates a meaningful connection between the timeless wisdom of the Torah and modern-day living.  

Event Series Talmud Weekly Study Group

Talmud Weekly Study Group

Center for Jewish Life 757 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville, NY, United States

Every Thursday morning 9:00 – 10:00am Dive into the vast sea of the Talmud, the compilation of centuries of Halachic discussion between the greatest of sages. With its stimulating and mind-sharpening twists of logic, the Talmud represents the ultimate in Jewish scholarship. Feel free to join the class at the Center for Jewish Life: 757 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville NY 14221 716 639-7600

Super Sunday 2023

Jewish Community Center 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY, United States

The 43rd Annual Super Sunday Phonathon & Community Event! Super Sunday is the one day in which the Buffalo Jewish community comes together to raise funds to invest in vital programs through our local agencies as well as those in Israel, and in countries around the world. 2023 Chairs: Susan Freed & Jake Katz Here's what's happening: Join us for a Nosh and Information Session at 9 am and/or 11 am COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES Help pack Dignity Grows totes that provide personal hygiene essentials to our neighbors in need Write Thank You Notes to community members who have pledged to support Jewish Buffalo Make Thank You Calls to community members who have pledged to support Jewish Buffalo EXPERIENCE THE JCC Take a fitness class Tour the New and Improved Kids Place area, including the E-Sports Arena and Makers Space Learn about Membership opportunities and Program offerings LEARN ABOUT JEWISH BUFFALO Visit the Jewish Buffalo Agency Showcase to learn about how the dollars raised have a direct impact in the community 2023 CAMPAIGN PHONATHON Volunteer to make calls to community members for the Campaign for Jewish Buffalo Two shifts available: 9:30 - 11 am or 11:30 am - 1 pm REGISTER […]

Adult Jewish Learning Program – Beyond Belief

Jewish Discovery Center 831 Maple Road, Amherst, NY, United States

The Jewish Discovery Center is excited to present: Adult Jewish Learning - Beyond Belief. Beginning February 12 at 10am. This program is taking place at the Jewish Discovery Center - 831 Maple Rd., Williamsville. Enroll at: jewishdiscovery.org/classes

Adult Jewish Learning Program – How Does The Soul Think?

Jewish Discovery Center 831 Maple Road, Amherst, NY, United States

The Jewish Discovery Center is excited to present: Adult Jewish Learning - How Does The Soul Think? Beginning February 12 at 11am. This program is taking place at the Jewish Discovery Center - 831 Maple Rd., Williamsville. Enroll at: jewishdiscovery.org/classes

Day Trip to Kleinhans Music Hall

JCC Benderson Building 2640 N Forest Rd., Getzville, NY, United States

Meet at the JCC at 12:30. Travel by bus to Kleinhans Music Hall for a very special collaborative production between the BPO and Irish Classical Theater of the last play William Shakespeare ever penned, The Tempest, with Jean Sibelius' imaginative and inventive score. Pre-show talk with Joann Falletta in the Mary Seaton Room, followed by the performance and desserts and drinks to conclude the event. Registration required by January 24. JCC member - $80 | Community member - $100. Register at jccbuffalo.org

Great Family Hamantash Bake

Center for Jewish Life 757 Hopkins Rd, Williamsville, NY, United States

Parents, grandparents, kids and adults come join us for a Family Hamantash Bake! We will make your own set of Hamentashen from scratch, with your own baking gear, grand raffle, games, fun and more! Free for everyone At the Center for Jewish Life 757 Hopkins Rd. in Williamsville Click here for more info and reservations (716) 639-7600