Inside every Jew, the Rabbis teach, is a n’kudah tovah – a spark of holiness, goodness – a unique gift that no one else in the world has. The mystics explain that this is a spark of divine holiness, the chamber of our souls. What are those sparks in inside us that animate Jewish life? How are our sparks ignited through the precious moments of transition in a human life? This course will explore these key Jewish ritual moments: naming and bringing a child into the covenant, weddings, divorce, death and mourning, conversion, b’nei-mitzvah, and time-permitting some more contemporary rituals.
Sparks of Jewish Life Cycle is for those who want to know more about their Jewish heritage and those exploring conversion. Each session will have at-home reading to prepare in advance, so that when we meet we can go deeper into the topics and how they relate to our lives and world today.
Taught by Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman
Monday nights at 7:30pm
April 9 - May 14