Ta-Shma: Come and Learn

 

Beginning Saturday January 13, 2018, there will a new structure to our Second Saturday Shabbat morning services. From 10 to 10:30 AM, Rabbi Ora will lead a half-hour of pre-service learning and discussion. The name of this new initiative is TaShma, which is a Talmudic phrase meaning ‘Come and Learn.’ Our standard Shabbat service will follow each ‘TaShma’ session, beginning at 10:30 AM.

For 2018, the focus of our ‘TaShma’ series is: Revolution Hebrew: Eight Words to Transform Your World. It’s no secret that Jewish prayers are repetitive; during Shabbat services, key words come up again and again – words like MelechOlamKadosh. But the accepted translations of these words (King, World, Holy) obscure deeper meanings.
Revolution Hebrew: Eight Words to Transform Your World will change your experience of prayer by uncovering these hidden meanings. Each month, we’ll tackle a different familiar word and discuss how its ‘unfamiliar’ reading reflects and/or revolutionizes Jewish values. Whether you’re new to Hebrew or fluent, Revolution Hebrew can enrich your spiritual life and shift how you see the world.