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Torah Study | Nasso 5784

June 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT

We hope you will join our Celebration of the Universe and Torah Study on Saturday, June 15th with Rabbi Cat Zavis.

We continue to meet for Saturday morning Shabbat celebration of the universe and Torah study on the first and third Saturdays of the month. We’re thrilled to share that we are once again holding Shabbat services and Torah study in person (in addition to on Zoom). The Zoom link is below.

If you are in the Bay Area, we’d love for you to join us in person. We have vegetarian potluck meals after our Torah study to deepen our connection with one another. To receive the address to join us in person (in Emeryville near MacArthur Bart station, not Berkeley), please email – austin@beyttikkun.org. 

We begin the Torah with the Book of Genesis, the story of the birthing of the universe with all its diversity, richness, and beauty. The book of Exodus is the story of the oppression and then liberation of people through both Divine and human interaction. Leviticus sets forth the role of priests and sacrifices, among other things, and provides guidance for how to deepen our connection with the Divine as a source of power and inspiration and how to live holy lives as individuals and as a society. The book of Numbers documents the unfolding of the Israelite people from disparate individuals and tribes into a more united nation. 

This Shabbat we read and discuss parshat (the weekly Torah reading) Nasso. What sense can we derive from some of the teachings in this parsha that to our modern sensibilities may range from being meaningless to sexist? Might this parsha shed light on the building of a nation of people united for a common purpose? If we were writing a book about how to create a nation, what would we say? And what does it teach or tell us about the burdens we carry and the roles we play or are assigned to play in terms of community responsibilities and burdens? 

We’d love to have you join us! 

To obtain the Zoom link to join us online or the address where we meet in person (a new location, very centrally located in Emeryville, a short walk from the MacArthur Bart Station), please register here. 

9:30 am Pacific Time (12:30 pm Eastern Time)
Shabbat morning prayers and celebration of the universe

10:30 am Pacific Time (1:30 pm Eastern Time)
Torah Study | Numbers 4:21-7:89

12:00 pm Pacific Time (3:00 pm Eastern Time)
Kaddish, Kiddush, and vegetarian potluck for those able to join us in person!


June 15
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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