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Experience Deeper High Holiday Meaning With Lamdeinu’s Diverse Learning Offerings

Dean Rachel Friedman
Rabbi Hayyim Angel

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) This Yamim Noraim season, Lamdeinu invites you to embark on a journey of enrichment and enlightenment, both virtually and in person, to infuse fresh significance into your High Holidays. With an array of engaging sessions, Lamdeinu’s High Holiday learning promises to deepen your connection to this sacred time of year.

Kicking off the series are Rabbi Gedalyah Berger and Rabbi Daniel Fridman, who will lead thought-provoking discussions on Thursday mornings throughout September—the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. These captivating sessions, open to all, will be conducted in person in the beit midrash at Congregation Beth Aaron.

At 11 a.m. on September 7, 14 and 21, Rabbi Berger’s will explore “Shehecheyanu in Tishrei: Unique Applications of a Familiar Berakhah.” This is a unique opportunity to uncover new meaning in a blessing we say on so many occasions.

Ms. Channa Lockshin Bob

Rabbi Daniel Fridman will follow from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with “Parashah & Haftarah Pointers for the High Holidays Season.” In his signature style, R. Fridman will dissect the weekly Torah and Haftarah readings, revealing their links to the Tishrei holidays. Delve deeply into topics such as Nitzavim/VaYelekh and Lo Bashamayim He on September 7; “Rosh Hashanah: Trials of Avraham and Sarah” on September 14; “Haazinu and Shabbat Shuva: Historical Consciousness as a Spiritual Value” on September 21; and “Sukkot: The Clouds of Divine Glory” on September 28.

On Monday September 11, Dean Rachel Friedman will deepen our connection to Rosh Hashanah prayers with an in-depth study of “Akeidah Imagery in Torah, Tefillah and Selichot.” Rabbi Hayyim Angel will follow Friedman with a thought-provoking two-part series, “Kohelet: Meaning and Methodology” on September 11 and 18, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesdays will feature the return of Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom at a new Lamdeinu time—September 12, 19 and 26 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the afternoons. On September 12 and 19, R. Etshalom will enlighten us on the Yom Kippur pre-Mincha reading with “Exploring the Book of Yonah.” On September 26, Rabbi Etshalom will deliver “Exploring Hag HaSukkot and Shalosh Regalim.”

Continuing Lamdeinu’s High Holidays theme, on Wednesday September 13 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Channa Lockshin Bob will enhance people’s understanding of Rosh Hashanah with a fascinating study of “Rosh Hashanah in Midrash: The Birthday of the World.” Lamdeinu welcomes back the thoughtful and inspiring Rabbi Yitzchak Twersky on September 20 and 27 at 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Rabbi Twersky will analyze “The Torah Readings of Yom Kippur and Sukkot” in his unique and memorable style and is sure to enhance everyone’s chagim experience.

Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Lamdeinu is excited to launch the High Holiday season with enlightening and inspiring shiurim. Join Lamdeinu in person at Congregation Beth Aaron every Thursday (with Zoom provided upon advance request if necessary) and participate via Zoom in Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday virtual sessions. All classes are free and open to both men and women. You may dedicate a High Holiday class to commemorate or honor a loved one with a minimum donation of $250. To register, please visit www.Lamdeinu.org/register. For inquiries about sponsorship and dedication opportunities, please write to Program Director Debbie Negari at [email protected].

Lamdeinu extends heartfelt wishes for a meaningful and inspiring High Holiday season to the entire community, and eagerly anticipates a year of profound learning and shared inspiration.

May you be inscribed and sealed for a healthy and wonderful year—Ketivah va-Chatimah Tovah!

 

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