Date: Monday, January 9, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmLocation:
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Contact: Carla Rosenfeld
The J Debuts Chai Mitzvah Program!
Mondays, 2pm–3:30pm (9 sessions)
Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this hands-on, experiential approach to Jewish learning!
Each individual will have the chance to explore learning, spirituality, and social action on their own terms at their own pace. During the nine months, each individual will:
Choose an independent study topic unique to their needs and time commitment;
Choose a ritual/spiritual practice to engage in;
Choose a social action project to commit to;
Attend monthly group learning sessions with set curriculum to be taught by local Rabbis and professionals.
October 31: Rabbi Bruce Aft – Congregation Adat Reyim, Adult Rites of Passage
November 21: Rabbi Brett Isserow – Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Tzedakah/Philanthropy
December 19: Rabbi David Kalender – Congregation Olam Tikvah, Individual and Community
January 9: Rabbi Bruce Aft – Congregation Adat Reyim, Interpersonal Relationships
February 20: Sherri Shunfenthal – Author, Mindfulness Facilitator, Mindfulness/Conscious Living
March 13: Rabbi Jennifer Weiner – Education Director, Congregation Adat Reyim, Adding New Insights to the Seder
April 24: Rabbi Evan Ravski – Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Olam Tikvah, Israel and the Jewish Spirit
May 22 : Rabbi Laura Rappaport – Assistant Rabbi, Temple B'nai Shalom, Gratitude
June 12: Rabbi Brett Isserow – Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Judaism and the Environment
This program spans the spectrum of Jewish practice and is for people from any background of Jewish knowledge. Space will be limited due to the nature of this unique and individualized approach to deepening your own engagement with Jewish life. There will be a celebration at the end of the journey — certificates will be awarded and JNF will plant a tree on each participant’s behalf.
Be in the first graduating class!
Fee: $140/ $115 J member