Jewish Life

Fall Events at the Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning

For more information on these programs, visit, or contact, (860) 243-3576. 

The Friends of Yiddish
Sunday, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m.
An informal, mostly English, bilingual drop-in social group. 

Thinking About God
4-part Series with Rabbi Debra Cantor
Begins Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
A Zoom course based on the new book, Thinking about God: Jewish Views by Rabbi Kari H. Tuling, which brings together sources from the biblical period through contemporary times, addressing big questions about the nature of God and our relationship the Divine, and what God may or may not have to do with the challenges we face. Dr Tuling will be guest speaker for one or more sessions. Open to those of all faiths. Book costs $25 and should be purchased in advance from the Jewish Publication Society or Amazon Cost of course: $36.

Book Discussion: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Sunday, Nov.15, 2pm
Discussion will be led by BTS Sisterhood president Lynn Kaplan-Goldberg. 

The Election: How Religion Matters
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Mark Silk, Trinity College professor and director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, will discuss how religion played out in both dimensions, and how much it mattered, in this year’s elections.

Partners in Creation: Making Art About What Matters
Sunday, Nov. 22, 11 am.
Together, we will reflect on a short Jewish teaching and relate it to the challenges, uncertainties and opportunities of our own time. Taught by Rabbi Debra Cantor and art instructor Melinda Wright.

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