Chosen Times: Understanding the Jewish Holy Days

A three-session course with

Rabbi Richard Plavin, Ed.D.

Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth Sholom B’nai Israel

Thursday Afternoons, February 13, 20 and 27, 4:00 to 5:30

Location: Unitarian Universalist Society: East,153 West Vernon St., Manchester, CT

 

Rabbi Plavin will provide an overview of the year as practiced and experienced in the Jewish religion. The instruction will deal with rituals and the values they promote. Topics include:

  • How the calendar works and the Sabbath
  • The Days of Awe: Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur
  • The Three Pilgrimage Festivals: Pesach, Shavuot and Succot
  • The minor Biblical and post Biblical festivals

This course is offered free of charge. Participants will be asked to pay a small materials fee. To register, or for more information, contact the Unitarian Universalist Society: East office at (860) 646-5151. Need childcare? Let us know that too!

 

Revolutionary Conversations

A Religious Education Course for Adults and Youth

exploring the theological sources for the Black Lives Matter Movement

Bishop John SeldersInstructor: Bishop John Selders

Thursdays, October 8th, October 29th and December 3rd, 7:00 to 9:00

Unitarian Universalist Society: East

153 West Vernon St., Manchester, CT 06042

 

 

This course will examine the theological underpinnings of the Black Lives Matter movement.

For the third session on December 3rd, please read the Black Panther Party’s Ten Point Program and compare it to Ferguson Action’s list of demands.

For those who missed the first and second sessions, please do the following assignments:

Please sign up in the UUS:E office at (860) 646-5151 or uuseoffice@uuse.org. Questions? Contact Rev. Josh Pawelek at revpawelek@gmail.com or (860) 652-8961.