My blog on Patch focuses for the most part on meditation. But meditation is only one aspect—important to me and to a growing number of others, and yet still a small aspect—of Judaism; a religious, cultural and spiritual tradition that dates back fully 4,000 years.
If you’re interested in learning more about the history, meaning, evolution and practices of Judaism, there may be no better place and time than here and now. Whether because your Jewish education ended at Bar or Bat Mitzvah; or because you are married to a Jew and would like to better understand his/her religious background; or because you are considering Judaism as a possible spiritual path for yourself, this new course will be a place to ask all of your questions (and maybe even get a few answered!)
Classes will be held in five locations across the county: in Yorktown Heights, Pleasantville, Tarrytown, Rye and Scarsdale on Wednesday nights beginning as early as October 10 (a week later in other locations). I’m one of the team teachers in Pleasantville, I know all of the teachers at the various locations, and I can tell you that wherever you take this course you’re in for a real treat!
The course runs for eighteen sessions, is taught by members of the Westchester Board of Rabbis in collaboration with the Westchester Adult Jewish Education program of Westchester Jewish Council, with support from United Jewish Appeal. Nominal tuition applies, and varies by location. Still not sure? Drop in on the first session and have a "taste."
For more information e-mail WAJE Director Nina Luban or phone her at (914) 328-7001. I hope to see you there!
Rabbi Mark Sameth is the spiritual leader of Joyful Judaism: Pleasantville Community Synagogue an inclusive, progressive synagogue—with members from 20 towns, villages and cities all across Westchester and “A Hebrew School Your Kids Can Love.” Read The New York Times article. Follow Rabbi Mark on Twitter . Weekly meditation at the synagogue every Saturday morning at 9 am is open to the public; everyone—without exception—is welcome and warmly invited. OUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IS ON. See “Top Ten Reasons to Join PCS” at www.ShalomPCS.com.