We hope you will join our Celebration of the Universe and Torah Study on Saturday, February 3rd with Rabbi Cat Zavis and Dr. Ami Goodman. We will begin our Shabbat service with meaningful prayers, balancing the awe of being alive with the call in our tradition for radical transformation of our world.
Then we will turn to our Torah study. Last week we had a rich Torah study of parshat Beshalach in which we explored the steps needed on our continued journey of liberation. Leaving Egypt is just the first step. We identified numerous other aspects and psycho-spiritual tools needed to achieve true liberation, both internalized and externalized. You can listen here.
This week we continue on this liberation journey in parshat Yitro. Moses’ father-in-law (Yitro), wife, and sons join him in the wilderness. Yitro tells Moses how to set-up a system for resolving disputes, emphasizing the importance of sharing power. Then YHVH recites to Moses, and Moses conveys to the people the 10 Speech Acts (commandments/Ha-Devarim).
Rabbi Cat has rewritten these 10 ancient speech acts into more modern and positive language. We will compare and discuss them and continue to explore what we most need in this present moment to help us be agents for personal and social liberation. In addition, we will consider what psycho-spiritual tools we and social change movements need to to become fully liberated so we don’t continue to internalize the dominant narrative of power over and oppression.
Please register here (for FREE) to receive the Zoom link. We’d love to have you join us!
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 | Exodus 18:1-20:23
12:00 pm Pacific Time (3:00 pm Eastern Time)
Kaddish, Kiddush, and schmoozing