The Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice is thrilled to announce our Summer Wine and Wisdom Series.
Rabbi Judy Schindler invites you to come out to the Selwyn Pub for study and socializing. Bring a friend, grab a glass of iced tea or wine, and enjoy learning more about Torah and the ways in which it can touch and lift our lives. As with everything summer, this is a casual and relaxing event with a little something for everyone. Spaces are limited, so sign up now!
May 29th, 2019 – Music in the Bible
Songs were sung at the Sea of Reeds and in the ancient Jerusalem Temple. Even King David played the harp in such a way that would soothe King Saul’s troubled soul. Music had healing and spiritual power then and has similar power now. The Zohar states that “there are gates in the heavens above that open only to the sound of song.” Come and explore the messages about music in the Bible that can teach us today.
June 19th, 2019 – Meditation in the Bible
Meditation does not belong to New Age spirituality, it is old as the Hebrew Bible itself. In the book of Genesis (24:63), Isaac was meditating in the fields in the afternoon when he looked up and saw Rebecca approaching. Perhaps it was his meditation that prepared him to move forward from mourning the death of his mother to embracing this next chapter of his life. At Selwyn pub while sipping refreshing summer drinks, we will try to uncover some of the power of Jewish meditation – from Biblical to mystical to modern teachings.
July 17th, 2019 – Making Romantic Relationships Work
Falling in love is the easy part, building love is hard. The last letter of the Torah is the Hebrew letter lamed and the first letter of the Torah is the Hebrew letter bet. Taken together they spell the Hebrew word lev which means heart. The Torah is built on love. Jewish tradition has a wellspring of wisdom to guide us doing the work that can help keep the flames of romantic relationships alive.
Cost per session: $18.00
Location and Time: Selwyn Pub, 2801 Selwyn Ave. 5:00pm – 6:30pm
The cozy, out door terrace has been reserved. If it rains, we will meet indoors.
(Please note that wine/beer is not included in the price of the session)