CNS Tu B'Shevat Seder - Tuesday night February 7th at 6:30pm!
Celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, with a Tu B'Shevat Seder featuring a catered dinner highlighting the seven species of the Land of Israel. Our ritual seder will be led by Rabbi Shalom Bochner, Director of LifeLong Learning. Join us for a meaningful evening of spiritual celebration, intellectual exploration, a delicious feast, and enjoying this mystical holiday with your Netivot Shalom community!
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Upcoming Speakers @ CNS!Rabbi Gail Diamond, Anat Hoffman, and Professor Arie Dubnov!
Shabbat, Feb 4th: A Special CNS Shabbat with Scholar in Residence Rabbi Gail Diamond!Rabbi Diamond will give the Shabbat Drasha "Prayer and Dissonance - Can I pray what I don't believe?", an the after Kiddush learning "By the Merit of Righteous Women We Were Redeemed from Egypt", and a teaching entitled "Women's Voices - From Torah to Contemporary Israel" during a Se'udah Shlishit at 5pm (mincha 4:45, se'udah shlishit 5pm, followed my ma'ariv and havdalah).Rabbi Gail Diamond teaches Psalms at the Conservative Yeshiva and serves as the Yeshiva's Associate Director. Rabbi Diamond served as spiritual leader of Congregation Agudas Achim in Attleboro, Massachusetts, before making aliyah in 2001. She lives with her family in Tzur Hadassah, Israel. These programs are free and open to the public. Sponsored by: CNS's Adult Education Committee
Feb 11, 7:30pm - "Women of the Wall, Social Justice and Human Rights in Israel" with Anat Hoffman, Chair of Women of the Wall!
Anat Hoffman is a pioneer of civil rights in Israel. She has promoted Jewish Pluralism, tolerance, and equality in Israeli society and is a leader in the struggle for the right of women to wear a pray shawl and read from the Torah scroll at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Anat Hoffman is a dynamic and passionate speaker. Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear this trail blazing advocate and to honor her work. This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Congregation Netivot Shalom of Berkeley, Temple Sinai of Oakland, Women of Temple Sinai, The Israel Center of the Jewish Federation of the East Bay, Congregation Beth El of Berkeley, Oakland Ruach Hadassah, Congregation Ner Tamid of San Francisco, Congregation Beth Israel Judea of San Francisco, JCC of San Francisco, The New Israel Fund, Rabbis for Women of the Wall
Feb 12, 10:30pm - "The Life & Music of Arik Einstein" with Professor Arie Dubnov!
Prof. Arie Dubnov combines serious socio-historical analysis with fun in his lecture on the work and career of Israeli composer and singer, Arik Einstein. Prof Dubnov will show how Einstiein's music reflects a periodof restless nostalgia among Israeli youth of the '70's, the generation, known as "dor habanim," the "generation of the sons." This generation came of age after the establishment of the state of Israel and struggled with identity issues in the wake of their parents' achievements and how Israeli society came to define itself -- and them. Join us for Professor Dubnov's FREE lecture, Arik Einstein's music, and of course, discussion. Lecture and discussion preceded by the Sunday Morning Minyan @ 9:30am and breakfast. Join us for both!!