Celebrating the diversity of Jewish Buffalo.
Living a Jewish Year
December 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on November 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm
One event on December 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm
One event on January 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm
One event on February 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm
One event on March 8, 2020 at 3:30 pm
One event on April 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm
One event on May 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm
One event on October 6, 2019 at 4:30 pm
One event on November 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm
One event on December 8, 2019 at 4:30 pm
One event on January 12, 2020 at 4:30 pm
One event on February 9, 2020 at 4:30 pm
One event on March 8, 2020 at 4:30 pm
One event on April 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm
One event on May 3, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Mussar is a Jewish path of contemplative practices and exercises that have evolved over the past thousand years. Through Mussar, each individual works on their own personal self-directed curriculum in an effort to practice the way they want to be in the world.
Living a Jewish Year
A year-long program that will guide participants through a substantive Jewish learning experience emphasizing how a celebration of Jewish time can help individuals integrate Judaism into the natural rhythms of their lives. Participants will experience living the Jewish calendar through the celebration of a variety of holidays and festivals. Additionally, the curriculum is designed to explore and discuss a different Jewish middah (character trait) each month, using ancient and modern Jewish texts, stories and simple activities, as a start point of the conversation.
Two cohorts of Living a Jewish Year will be offered for 2019-2020:
YOUNG FAMILIES with children ages 3 – 7, this program will offer age appropriate activities for children, adults and the family unit.
Facilitators: Susan Schwartz and Nicole Bard
Eight Sunday Sessions, 3:30 – 5 PM @ JCC – Benderson Bldg
INTRO TO JUDAISM GRADUATES from the past 5 years, interested in deepening their Jewish learning and living experiences.
Facilitator: Logan Woodard
Eight Sunday Sessions, 4:30 – 6:30 PM @ JCC – Benderson Bldg
- October 6, 2019: Welcome and Honor
- November 17, 2019: Thanksgiving/Humility
- December 8, 2019: Chanukah/Gratitude
- January 12, 2020: Shabbat/Holiness
- February 9, 2020: Tu B’Shevat/Lovingkindness
- March 8, 2020: Purim/Enthusiasm
- April 5, 2020: Passover/Justice
- May 3, 2020: Counting the Omer/Shavuot/Truth