Find yourself a teacher, make for yourself a friend. – Pirke Avot 1:6
March 8-10, 2019
At NatureBridge Retreat Center in Sausalito
With artist-in-residence Alan Goodis
Alan Goodis is a touring Jewish musician playing over 150 events a year. Born and raised in Toronto, Alan is a proud product of URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute. Noted for his dedication to building relationships and community through music, Alan tours throughout the US to serve as an Artist-In-Residence and performer at Temples, Youth Conventions and Jewish summer camps.
In 2009, Alan’s self-titled debut album launched him onto the Jewish music scene with its powerful vocals and bold melodies. Alan is a strong presence in the Reform Jewish movement to engage and empower Jewish youth and adults through music. He’s served as Musical Director for NFTY International Convention and on faculty Hava Nashira. In 2011, he developed Nashir: an NFTY Teen Songleading Institute in partnership with the URJ to provide meaningful Songleader training to high school students. Alan has been a featured performer and presenter at URJ Biennials and the Wexner Foundation. In March 2014, Alan released his long awaited full-length studio album “This Place.” He lives in Chicago with his wife Codi.
Saturdays, 9:00 am-10:00 am
Start your Shabbat morning with your rabbis! You’ll be led through a discussion-based study of the week’s portion. Be ready to engage in lively dialogue and debate as we invoke commentaries
both traditional and current and seek
anchors in the Torah for our modern, mobile lives. There’s nothing like Shabbat morning Torah study!
Classes taught by Rabbi Dan Feder:
Back to the Source
Wednesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
A thoughtful, verse-by-verse examination of the context behind Torah teachings with Rabbi Feder. In small-group discussion we find real connections with the text, and with each other. This year, we’ll be starting our learning at Deuteronomy 30:1. Make it a regular part of your week!
Hot Topics Lunch Group
One Thursday per month, 12:00 pm
9/27, 10/25, 11/15, 12/20, 1/24/2019
At the Law Offices of Norman Harris, 1220 Howard Ave., Burlingame
This is the ultimate brown bag lunch – you supply the food, Rabbi Feder supplies the food for thought!
Hot Topics @ Cafe Sholom
Sundays, 10/7 & 12/2,
10:00 am – 11:00 am
In the PTS foyer
This lively roundtable discussion takes a contemporary look at Jewish thought and experience. Topics range from modern Jewish life and Israel to Jewish holidays, current events, and more.
Classes led by Rabbi Lisa Delson:
Intro to Judaism & Beginning Hebrew
October 10/8 /2018 – 1/28/2019
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Led by Rabbi Dan Feder & Rabbi Lisa Delson
This 14-session course is perfect for interfaith couples, non-Jews considering conversion, and congregants interested in an Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah. We’ll spend the first half of class learning how to decode Hebrew letters and vowel sounds. The second half of class will focus on Jewish topics from history to theology to holidays and more.
Cost: $18 for members; $75 for non-members
New “Wise Aging” class this fall!
A full life is not just filled with constant doing! Wise aging is an opportunity for each of us to integrate our life experiences as we journey toward wisdom and self-acceptance, a journey we take together. This class is based on resources by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, primarily their book Wise Aging: Living with Joy Resilience and Spirit. Learning modes include text study, active listening, mindfulness meditation, exercises, reflection, and journaling – all experiences that help us acquire skills for making changes that will lead to a deeper sense of well-being.
Pre-registration and purchase of “Wise Aging” book required. Contact PTS office for more information.
Morning Talmud Study at Il Piccolo Caffe will resume in the Spring