Windows on Teshuvah
August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$36
Join Rabbi Shai Held and Beth Shalom for “Windows on Teshuvah” as you prepare for the high holidays. Teshuvah, often translated as “repentance,” is one of the most startling and central concepts in Jewish life—throughout the year but especially during preparation for the High Holidays. But what does teshuvah actually entail? What are its goals? What is “acceptable” versus “ideal” teshuvah? This course explores four different perspectives on teshuvah, ranging from classical sources to modern Jewish thought. While it may not provide real answers to these unanswerable questions, the discussions help frame and conceptualise the core issues. Each session is a window into this fundamental question: what does it take for a person to change?
The first and last sessions will be virtual with Rabbi Shai Held (August 8 and September 5, or available as recordings). The middle two sessions will be in-person text study led by Rabbi Borodin at 7:30pm on Wednesdays August 18 and August 25. Register below by August 13. There is a $36 charge for course materials. Questions? Email Melani.