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CBS Adult Ed on Zoom: Deep Diving into our Prayers with Cantor Levine

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Sunday, August 9, 2020 19 Av 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, August 2, 2020 12 Av 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, July 26, 2020 5 Av 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, July 19, 2020 27 Tammuz 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, July 12, 2020 20 Tammuz 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, July 5, 2020 13 Tammuz 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, June 28, 2020 6 Tammuz 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, June 21, 2020 29 Sivan 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, June 14, 2020 22 Sivan 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom
Sunday, June 7, 2020 15 Sivan 5780 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - VIA Zoom

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Join us for an engaging and meaningful new Zoom class, "Deep Diving Into Our Prayers" with Cantor Levine.

In this class, we will delve into the Saturday morning service. We will explore the structure, history, and theology reflected by the prayers, in order to understand Jewish values and struggles across the centuries until today.

Together we will address the many topics confronted by the service: a Jewish lens on evil, chosenness, life after death, Jewish identity, why Kaddish, and much more.

Paraphrasing the words of Abraham Joshua Heschel, prayer is not meant to make us comfortable with our world, but to make us uncomfortable--to challenge us, to get out of our self-serving mindset, and to emerge ready to partner with God in the reparation of the world.

June 7, 2020
Tefillah with CMEL

Session I

Outline

I. Prayer Overview
Theological Tel
Removing Barriers
Communal Worship
Hebrew
Singing and Music
Leading Prayer
Fixed vs. Spontaneous Prayer

II. Structure of the Saturday morning Service
Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

June 14, 2020
Session 2

Preliminary Service Lesson #1
  Entering the Sanctuary
  Opening Brachot – Good Morning Sunshine
  Psalms for Shabbat &  #30
  Baruch Sheamar – Rabbinic Understandings of God
Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

June 21, 2020
Session 3

Preliminary Service #2
  Ashrei
  The Concluding Psalms
  Entering Shacharit
  Kaddish

Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

June 28, 2020
Session 4

Entering Shacharit
  Overview
  Call to Prayer
  Structure – Shema & Its Blessings
  Evil in the World

Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

July 5, 2020
Session 5

Shema & Its Blessing
Blessing #1B (Creation) and 2 (Revelation)

Blessing of Creation
  Ongoing creation and partnership
  Rejection of alternative primary commitments
  Angelic Kedushah

Blessing of Revelation
  Divine Love = Torah; What does Biblical and Rabbinic “love” mean?
  Transcendence and Immanence
  D’veikut
  From the Four Corners
  Choosing to be Chosen

Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

July 12, 2020
Session 6

Shema
  Royal Proclamation and Wedding Vow
  Biblical and Talmudic Context

Baruch Shem
  Temple Service
  Thou Shalt Not Add….

V’ahavta
  Love God
  Teach Children
  Torah at all times
  Tefillin
  Mezuzah

Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

July 19, 2020
Session 7

Tzitzit, Redemption and History
  Third Paragraph of the Shema
  Third Blessing Surrounding the Shema
  Starting the Amidah

Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

July 26, 2020
Session 8

Avot and Gevurot
    Zechut Avot – Merit of our ancestors
    L’maan Shemo – Save us for Your Name’s sake
    G-d’s Power in our world
    Resurrection and the Afterlife

Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

August 2, 2020
Session 9

Kedushah and Kedushat Hayom
    Service Structural Review
    Kedushah
        Kadosh & Kavod
        Practices of Kedushah
    Weekday Requests
    Sanctificatioin of Shabbat
        Moses as a Servant
        Shabbat as a Sign
        Rejection of Idolaters
        Shabbat vs. A Day of Rest
Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

August 9, 2020
Session 10

The Torah Service
    Coronation of G-d
    Going to battle and messianic dreams
    Pageantry
    “How To’s”
    Texts and Blessings

Class Handout (If possible, please print out this handout before class).

We hope you can join us! Here are the details:

  • Classes begin on Sunday, June 7, at 10:00 AM via Zoom and continue weekly throughout the summer.
  • Open to the entire congregation, friends, and family. No registration necessary.
  • The last four weeks of class will focus on the liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as we approach the High Holidays.
  • Regular participation is beneficial and recommended since some elements build upon previous learning. Each session can also stand on its own, so come when you can.
  • Except for the last four High Holiday sessions, Cantor Levine has been presenting the content of this class in his Friday Zoom@Noon sessions that began after Passover. Join us if you have not been able to attend on a Friday or if you'd like to dive in a second time.

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