How do I welcome my baby into the Jewish community? What’s a mohel and how do I find one? How are the welcoming rituals similar and different for boys and girls? When and how do I announce the baby’s name? Join EDCJCC Children and Families staff Lindsay Kagin and Miriam Szubin — who have welcomed two girl and three boy babies between them — for a virtual workshop on Jewish rituals, traditions, and options for a bris (a Jewish religious male circumcision ceremony) and simchat bat (celebration of a daughter). You’ll walk away with information, resources, and connections to a community of other parents-to-be of Jewish babies.
Learning in partnership is a Jewish tradition spanning back to the times of the Mishnaic scholars in the 1st century CE. It was highly encouraged that one learn Torah with a chevruta or peer and not only with a teacher. By debating and struggling with text alongside a peer, chevruta pairs are able to come to a totally new understanding of the text that neither person could have achieved on their own.
Fill out our carefully curated online chevruta matching survey to be paired with a partner matched based on your interests and background in studying Torah. You and your learning partner will gain access to Project Zug, an online learning platform from Hadar, and begin this year’s Elul learning cycle along with learners from around the world. We will kick off with a live virtual lecture with Rabbi Shai Held, and then dive into four different approaches to teshuvah with your chavruta, or learning partner, over four weeks. Our learning will conclude with another live virtual lecture the day before Erev Rosh Hashanah.
Sign up now to get matched with your perfect partner to begin your learning journey in preperation for Rosh Hashanah!
Registration Closes: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 5:00PM EDT
Receive Havruta and Course Information: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Live Virtual Kickoff Lecture: Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 7:30PM EDT (erev Rosh Chodesh Elul)
Weekly Learning with Havruta: August 8, 2021 – September 5, 2021
Live Virtual Concluding Lecture: Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 7:30PM EDT