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Wed, Oct 05


Temple Emanuel

5783 Yom Kippur Study Sessions

Join us for this year's Yom Kippur Study Sessions at Temple Emanuel. While registration is not required, it is helpful to us for planning purposes.

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5783 Yom Kippur Study Sessions
5783 Yom Kippur Study Sessions

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410, USA


About the event

Join us for our Yom Kippur Study Sessions on Wednesday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m.  These sessions will be held in-person only, and will not be livestreamed. 

For a virtual option at this time, click here to register for our Zoom program: Connections (Hold the Coffee!)

We have three in-person Study Sessions planned:

Yom Kippur Teshuvah Meditation

Led by Nichol Walters

Teshuvah can be translated to “return.” It comes from the Hebrew root “to return,” and it’s similar to the word “healing” — to return to a state of personal alignment, or we can use this as a reminder to return to the breath, the present moment, the only place where life exists. This meditation is  to help guide the path towards your return to self, bringing awareness to actions, preparing for forgiveness, and offering methods that help us let it all go. 

Inflection Points and Paradigm Shifts - Is this what is happening to us?

Led by Rabbi Fred Guttman

Some people say that we are at an inflection point meaning that we are at a moment when significant change occurs or may occur.  Others say that it is more than that: meaning, that we are in the midst of a significant paradigm shift, both as human beings and as Jews. Join Rabbi Guttman as we study what Rabbi Zalman Schachter Sholmi, one of the greatest rabbis in the last 50 years, taught about Paradigm shifts.  Share with us your thoughts and experiences.  Finally, we will examine briefly a few historical examples from Jewish history of paradigm shifts and our responses.

Considering Gender in Genesis

Led by Dr. Anne Parsons

The Jewish community has been blessed with increased transgender and gender non-binary visibility. In this session, we will study a passage of Genesis and commentaries to see what they say about transgender and gender non-conforming experiences and gender in general. We will study as a collective in chevruta pairs, using a resource from Keshet, an organization which advocates for LGBTQ Jews. The session will prompt us to consider how transgender practices and people have long been a part of Jewish culture and society.

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