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Summer and Beyond at Lamdeinu

(Courtesy of Lamdeinu) Lamdeinu’s highly anticipated summer program commenced on Tuesday, July 11, featuring an array of captivating courses that delved deep into Jewish heritage and spiritual wisdom. The program was taught by esteemed educators who brought their expertise to the forefront, enriching the learning experience for all participants.

The first session, led by Channa Lockshin Bob, explored the intriguing topic of “Matriarchs in Midrash.” Participants had the privilege of examining the characters of the four matriarchs in Tanakh, Talmud, Midrash commentaries, and poetry, offering a unique perspective on these iconic figures.

Rabbi Yitzchak Twersky’s class followed Ms. Bob’s course, delving into the weekly Torah reading with a focus on parashat hashavua. Participants engaged deeply with the peshat (literal interpretation) and nuanced messages embedded within the Torah portions, fostering a profound understanding of the sacred texts.

Wednesdays in July saw the return of Lamdeinu to the beautiful beit midrash at Congregation Beth Aaron, marking a joyful in-person experience for all attendees. Rabbi Hayyim Angel’s course, “Elisha: Prophetic Disciple and Trailblazer,” provided a comprehensive exploration of the life and teachings of the prophet Elisha, shedding light on his profound impact on Jewish history.

Additionally, every Wednesday, participants were privileged to attend Rabbi Daniel Fridman’s class, “Sounds of a Broken Heart: Exploring the Depth of Kinnot.” This thought-provoking course took an introspective journey into the depth of kinnot (lamentations), providing participants with a profound appreciation for the rich emotional and spiritual dimensions of these mournful texts. An enriching aspect of this class was the attendance of three generations: Susan Dworkin Koss, her daughter Dr. Aliza Frohlich, and her granddaughter, embracing the spirit of intergenerational learning and unity.

On Thursday, July 6, Rabbi Twersky conducted an enlightening class on “Learning for Shiva Asar beTammuz,” which was open to the public free of charge. The overwhelming response and participation made the session truly meaningful.

As the summer draws to a close, Lamdeinu invites everyone to look forward to the upcoming High Holiday schedules. The details will be released soon, promising an inspiring and spiritually fulfilling experience for all.

To join these thought-provoking courses, interested individuals are encouraged to register at www.Lamdeinu.org/register. For any inquiries, sponsorship, or dedication opportunities, Dean Rachel Friedman and Program Director Debbie Negari can be contacted at [email protected]. The Lamdeinu community eagerly anticipates the opportunity to “Study in Depth and Be Inspired” together this September.

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