• Talmud for Secular Jews

    Needs a location

    What is the Talmud? The Talmud, a central Jewish text, is one of the most absorbing and challenging religious reference books in the world. It is the source from which the code of Jewish Halakhah (law) is derived. It is made up of the Mishnah and the Gemara. The Mishnah is the original written version of the oral law and the Gemara is the record of the rabbinic discussions following this writing down. It includes the rabbis’ differences of opinions, and covers ethics, philosophy and customs of ancient civilizations. * From a cultural perspective. The adjudication of interpersonal disputes provides context for understanding the ancient civilization, Jewish and gentile. It provides background that helps us understand the origins of man-made laws governing Jewish rituals which exist today, as well as providing guidelines for living meaningful lives. By studying Talmud, we develop the ability to dissect what it means to be Jewish today. Talmud popularizer, Adam Kirsch, has provided an important source for browsing typical topics and discussions. Connect to his archive at http://www.tabletmag.com/tag/daf-yomi Check out up to two sessions: no fee, no obligation. Further classes require formal association with The City Congregation. Classes are held in member homes in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For more details, write: Michael Witkin at [masked] “…my Talmud study was an engaging session with an intellectually curious group, and a clearly experienced and knowledgeable teacher. As a law student, I appreciated the discussion and found it very thought provoking. It’s also a great way to connect further with fellow members and non-members.” Rachel Manning, member,[masked] http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/texts/talmud.shtml

  • Adult Perspectives

    SAJ

    The Rabbi and His Books: A romp through Jewish intellectual history through the lens of Rabbi Tzemah’s writing: Part 4: The New Testament – how can Humanistic Jews connect to this sequel to the Old Testament? Join us for a teaching session by our own Rabbi Tzemah Yoreh. A prolific author and modern biblical scholar, Rabbi Tzemah will share his expansive views on prayers, blessings and poems. RSVP at https://citycongregation.org/events/adult-perspectives-15/

  • Open House

    SAJ

    Judaism for the Way We Live Now Find out about our community, our philosophy, and how Humanistic Judaism appeals to secular cultural Jews. Open House is open to all – for those with or without children.

  • Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

    The Jewish Center

    Musical Shabbat On this Shabbat we will feature the musical talents of our members as they share their favorite Jewish music. The Rabbi will offer some solos of his own! Stick around after the service and program for pot luck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea. RSVP at https://citycongregation.org/events/shabbat-service-and-cultural-program-11/

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  • Talmud for Secular Jews

    Needs a location

    What is the Talmud? The Talmud, a central Jewish text, is one of the most absorbing and challenging religious reference books in the world. It is the source from which the code of Jewish Halakhah (law) is derived. It is made up of the Mishnah and the Gemara. The Mishnah is the original written version of the oral law and the Gemara is the record of the rabbinic discussions following this writing down. It includes the rabbis’ differences of opinions, and covers ethics, philosophy and customs of ancient civilizations. * From a cultural perspective. The adjudication of interpersonal disputes provides context for understanding the ancient civilization, Jewish and gentile. It provides background that helps us understand the origins of man-made laws governing Jewish rituals which exist today, as well as providing guidelines for living meaningful lives. By studying Talmud, we develop the ability to dissect what it means to be Jewish today. Talmud popularizer, Adam Kirsch, has provided an important source for browsing typical topics and discussions. Connect to his archive at https://www.tabletmag.com/tag/daf-yomi Check out up to two sessions: no fee, no obligation. Further classes require formal association with The City Congregation. Classes are held in member homes in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For more details, write: Michael Witkin at [masked] “…my Talmud study was an engaging session with an intellectually curious group, and a clearly experienced and knowledgeable teacher. As a law student, I appreciated the discussion and found it very thought provoking. It’s also a great way to connect further with fellow members and non-members.” Rachel Manning, member,[masked] http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/texts/talmud.shtml

  • Shabbat Service and Cultural Program

    The Jewish Center

    Holocaust and Memory Natalia Aleksiun, Ph.D. Dr. Natalia Aleksiun is the Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies at Touro College. She has doctorates from Warsaw University and New York University. She has published extensively on the Holocaust and is currently working on a project exploring the daily lives of Jews in hiding in Galicia. On this Yom Hashoah Dr. Aleksiun will talk to us about Holocaust and memory. Stick around after the service and program for pot luck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea. RSVP required at https://citycongregation.org/events/shabbat-service-and-cultural-program-10/

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  • Talmud for Secular Jews

    Needs a location

    What is the Talmud? The Talmud, a central Jewish text, is one of the most absorbing and challenging religious reference books in the world. It is the source from which the code of Jewish Halakhah (law) is derived. It is made up of the Mishnah and the Gemara. The Mishnah is the original written version of the oral law and the Gemara is the record of the rabbinic discussions following this writing down. It includes the rabbis’ differences of opinions, and covers ethics, philosophy and customs of ancient civilizations. * From a cultural perspective. The adjudication of interpersonal disputes provides context for understanding the ancient civilization, Jewish and gentile. It provides background that helps us understand the origins of man-made laws governing Jewish rituals which exist today, as well as providing guidelines for living meaningful lives. By studying Talmud, we develop the ability to dissect what it means to be Jewish today. Talmud popularizer, Adam Kirsch, has provided an important source for browsing typical topics and discussions. Connect to his archive at https://www.tabletmag.com/tag/daf-yomi Check out up to two sessions: no fee, no obligation. Further classes require formal association with The City Congregation. Classes are held in member homes in Brooklyn and Manhattan. For more details, write: Michael Witkin at [masked] “…my Talmud study was an engaging session with an intellectually curious group, and a clearly experienced and knowledgeable teacher. As a law student, I appreciated the discussion and found it very thought provoking. It’s also a great way to connect further with fellow members and non-members.” Rachel Manning, member,[masked] http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/texts/talmud.shtml

  • Open House

    SAJ

    Judaism for the Way We Live Now Find out about our community, our philosophy, and how Humanistic Judaism appeals to secular cultural Jews. Open House is open to all – for those with or without children.

  • KidSchool Model Seder

    SAJ

    No Kehilla Circle. 3:00PM Go directly to classes. 3:30PM Model Seder for Pre-K through 5th grades. Parents and visitors welcome.

  • Pre-Passover Seder

    The Watson Hotel

    The City Congregation celebrates Passover as a joyous spring holiday of rebirth and as a commemoration of the Jewish people’s escape from slavery in Egypt — without overlooking modern scholarship. For Humanistic Jews the fact that our ancestors have retold the Passover story for so many centuries is what makes the holiday significant, not the murky details of the original story itself. We retell the tale because doing so links us to our families and the generations that have preceded us. Our text is The Liberated Haggadah: A Passover Celebration for Cultural, Secular, and Humanistic Jews, written by Rabbi Peter Schweitzer. Historically accurate, it celebrates our forebears, ancient and modern, who made the trip to freedom. Music will be led by members Jennifer and David Klein. All are welcome at this event. Childcare is available for children aged four and over. Register at https://citycongregation.org/events/pre-passover-seder-2019/