PLEASE NOTE: Rabbi Weiss is recovering from a minor health issue and will not be able to teach tonight's class. The second installment of the class will be moved to next week and the series will be extended by one week. The next class dates will be 1/31, 2/7 and 2/14.
Exploring Shabbat Liturgy Through a Reconstructionist Lens
Tuesdays (January 17-February 14)
Rabbi Rachel Weiss
What do the words in the prayerbook mean, and why do we say them? What is the structure of a Shabbat evening service? The original 1945 Reconstructionist prayerbook began as a 3-ring binder, designed to add and remove what was relevant. Liturgy can be prayer, poetry, prose and more. Rabbi Rachel Weiss will guide us through our siddur, exploring what stayed in, what was taken out, why, and what’s next. No knowledge of Hebrew or liturgy required—deepen your experience of Shabbat evening services by learning the keva (set prayers) and the kavannah (intentions we bring to them.)
This program is a multi-week class. Dates are as follows: