Virtual Services for the Week of May 11

Tuesdays at 9:45am
Torah Talk with Rabbi Arnowitz

A deep dive into the weekly Torah portion Behar-Behukkotai. This week’s theme: “You Shall Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land,” but what does ‘liberty’ actually mean?
Join us: https://zoom.us/j/738077371

 

Thursday at 7:45-9:00pm
Rabbi Segelman’s “Saturday Morning Torah” on Thursday Nights

Rabbi Segelman’s topic will be “The Right and the Wrong Way to Speak to People (Even the Ones We Love).”
Join us: https://zoom.us/j/907858576

 

NEW TIME!
May 26, June 2, and June 9 at 7:45pm
“Is God Listening?”Exploring Prayer today through the Prayers of the Bible

Join us: https://zoom.us/j/96612823745

Our partnership with the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem continues at a new time with teaching presented by another of the CY’s most popular teachers, Bex Stern Rosenblatt (check out her bio here).

The destruction of the Temple and exile from Jerusalem in 586 BCE fundamentally changed our way of conceptualizing God. In the aftermath of the destruction, two modes of prayer battled for dominance as the correct way to restore the community, heal the rift with God, and bring a sense of normalcy back. In this course, we will examine both penitential prayer and lament as modes of prayer, diving deeply into Psalms 88, Ezra 9, and Lamentations 3. As we read these poems of destruction, we will look for what resonates with us as the inheritors of both traditions of prayer. 

May 13th at 8:00pm
Striving and Thriving as a Couple and Family when Together Time is All the Time

The coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing/shelter-in-place measures have placed unprecedented stress on individuals, as well as strain on couples and families. This session is geared for parents who have children at home to help manage life, love, and couple-hood under the new normal. We will use Jewish tradition and wisdom to address questions like, “If we are together all the time, why do we feel so far apart?” “How do we pull ourselves out of the mutual guilt-spiral and turn it into something that feels more like a partnership?” and “When everything about our lives changes in an instant, how do we recognize what is most important and how to hold on to it?” Not to mention the oft-queried, “Am I failing as a parent if I don’t relish having every single meal with my children?” Rabbi Arnowitz has recently been asked all of these questions and many more by individuals and couples looking for ways to cope with the new normal. In this class, we will start to address some of those questions with an option to continue as a series.

Please indicate your interest in the class with an rsvp to rosie@wjcenter.org

Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85290288057

Prayer Services and Opportunities to say Kaddish

Weekdays and Sundays, 8:00am
Minyan

Please note: The minyan will be led by one of our clergy, and it is not the same as saying kaddish with a physical minyan. When this crisis passes, we will return to the requirement of a minyan with ten people physically in attendance together to make a minyan.
On Tuesday and Thursday, Rabbi Segelman will teach his regular after-minyan study session for 30-45 minutes. Just stay on the Zoom after the service to participate
Join us: https://zoom.us/j/725228994

Sunday-Thursday, 7:00pm
WJC Evening Community Time

There was such an overwhelming appreciation for being together Friday and Saturday evenings that we are adding a regular evening gathering. It’s a 15-20 minute opportunity to be together with our community and clergy for a song, prayer, story or meditation. Appropriate for all ages.
Join us: https://zoom.us/j/445906724

 

Upcoming Events

Cantors by the Campfire: A Lag Ba’omer Sing-Along
May 11 at 8:15pm

Based on the tradition of bonfires and music on this day, the cantors will share some of their favorite songs and you’re invited to sing along!
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83668894079
Meeting ID: 836 6889 4079
Password: TIC5780

PJ Library Story Time
May 12 at 4:00pm

PJ Library is celebrating grandparents! Children along with a grown-up are invited to join us online for fun with Eileen Fortuna, PJ Library Story Teller.
Join us: https://zoom.us/j/99617617980

All are welcome so invite your family members that may live in other areas! Questions? Contact Aleza Kulp.

Shabbat ShaJam with Tkiya
May 14 at 4:00pm

Grandparents, parents, and our little ones are invited to join Carla from Tkiya to sing and dance along with friends from WJC! When a grownup signs on at the beginning of the session, please type your child’s name in the chat box so we can personally welcome each child to our PJ Library ShaJam get together! If you have any materials at home that will allow your family to better participate in music (scarves, shakers, etc) it will be great to have those on hand

Join us: https://zoom.us/j/932185837

Questions? Contact Aleza Kulp.

“Let’s Challah”
May 15 at 2:00pm

Join Tami Arnowitz to make challah dough together. You can follow along with her as she makes her favorite recipe (click here) or make your own favorite recipe. It’s an opportunity to be together while preparing the delicious challah that will feed our bodies and our neshamot (souls) for Shabbat. This week, we will be learning a new braid!

If you need yeast (we know it’s hard to find), we have some to share, please reach out to tlarnowitz@gmail.com.
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85385091824

Torah for Tots
May 15 at 4:30pm

Little ones along with their grown-up are invited to join our Torah for Tots leader, Diane Holsten for an age-appropriate pre-Shabbat experience. Together we will sing songs, read a special story, and welcome Shabbat together.

Join us: https://zoom.us/j/97987298787
When signing onto Zoom please have your device labeled with our child’s name.

WJC’s 2020 Virtual Spring Gala
May 17 at 4:00pm

The WJC annual Gala is the most significant, and critical, yearly fundraising effort for our Center. This year, we welcome our entire community to join. You MUST register below as an individual or family to join us!

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