8:30 A.M. ………………………………Registration and Light Bagel Breakfast
9:15—10:00 A.M. ……………Session #1 Select one class to attend
10:15—11:00 A.M. …………Session #2 Select one class to attend
11:15—12:15 P.M. …………Keynote speakers
All classes will be filled on a first-come basis. Tapestry staff reserves the right to close or cancel a class depending on attendance. For more information, contact Lauren Luedtke at (858) 362-1150.
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1A. Defining Antisemitism – The Challenges Created by Manipulation and Misappropriation | Rick Barton
In this session, Rick will discuss the challenges that shifting definitions of Anti-Semitism bring to the fight against it.
1B. SOLD OUT/CLASS FULL! 1B. Kabbalah 101: All is One | Rabbi Daniel Bortz
Can I really connect to an Infinite Being through eating an orange? Jewish Mysticism came to reveal that every fabric of our reality is Divine energy. In the words of the holy Zohar: "There is no place devoid of Him." In this session, you will uncover a Divine fingerprint behind the simple details in our world and everyday lives.
1C. Shabbat in Hebrew Poetry | Rabbi Ralph Dalin
Shabbat has been celebrated in poetry throughout the ages. Indeed, some Shabbat poetry is love poetry – the love of a people for its most beloved day! You will study a variety of such poems dating from the 12th through 20th centuries. Although many of the poems are in Hebrew, English translations will be utilized and knowledge of Hebrew, while deepening appreciation, is not necessary.
1D. Jewish Mindfulness | Dr. Oded Shezifi
Mindfulness has become a popular practice for raising awareness, decreasing anxiety, and regulating feelings. Join this session and Explore how mindfulness is embedded in ancient Jewish texts, traditions, and rituals.
1E. Jewish Numerology | Rabbi Baruch Ezagui
The perfect culinary creation hinges on both precise measurements and creative exploration. The numeric values of the Hebrew aleph-bet can reveal a fascinating world in Jewish thought, but must be used with wisdom and caution. Enjoy this overview of the purpose of methodology and “gematria”.
1F. The Forgotten | Sarah Hanuka
This session will explore the ways that we can help those who need us but seldom ask for help. Who are the people that we are forgetting and what is our responsibility once we identify them and remember them? How can we help our community and what does the Torah say about that?
1G. SOLD OUT/CLASS FULL! 1G. Unorthodox Jewish Art – Graphic Novels and Folk Art | Jane Lazerow
What is the point of combining words and pictures? Why aren’t words or pictures enough on their own? The creation of Jewish biblical and historical stories in comic book form provides a new way of seeing and understanding these subjects. We will look at R. Crumb’s The Book of Genesis Illustrated, and Maus by Art Spiegelman to compare how the cartoon drawing sheds a new light on familiar stories.
1H. SOLD OUT/CLASS FULL! Putting “Jewish” Into Meditation Practice | Rhonda Mason
In this workshop you will learn the unique Jewish meditation techniques that are rooted in Kabbalah. We’ll utilize ancient techniques that are now being researched and proven to promote health as well as spiritual connection. You will learn specific Jewish meditation practices that you can use on a daily basis.
1I. All About Pumpkin | Chef Jeff Rossman
Join this session and learn how to make Chef Jeff’s famous pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin gnocchi and end the session with pumpkin crème brulee. There will be industry tips and secrets and cheats from a restaurant kitchen, all to teach you how to make it easier at home.
1J. Jewish Journeys: An open-ended quest for Truth and Meaning: the Other Jew | Gedalyahu Wittow
Gedalyahu was born and raised in the ultra-orthodox community in Jerusalem and later on during his Yeshiva studies decided to leave his community, join the IDF, volunteered in Nepal and is pursuing an academic career in philosophy. He will share with you some elements of his journey and discuss the role, place and community and belonging of those who turn from observance to secularism.
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Jerusalem. Just the word evokes emotion, images, and passions. For thousands of years, it had been fought over, worshipped, cried for, inspired and idealized. But as much as it is a symbol, Jerusalem is very much a living, breathing city where residents drop their children off at school, go to the grocery store and work and live together. Jerusalem is the most diverse city in Israel where no one sector is a majority. This means everyone somehow belongs and yet everyone is excluded at least somewhere. In this dynamic presentation and conversation, the worlds of academia, civil society, social entrepreneurship, on the ground activism and philanthropy come together to discuss how belonging, sharing and identity drive and inspire the various individuals and groups that call Jerusalem home.
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