Discussion Groups

High Holiday Discussion Groups to Nourish the Spirit

Among JRC’s extensive High Holiday programs, discussion groups are a favorite tradition. Offered on the second day of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur, these groups are led by JRC members and others on a range of topics and themes related to the High Holidays. 

Rosh Hashanah Day 2

Tuesday, September 11

Resilience with the Moran Center
Presentation about resilience with Kirsten Kennard, LCSW from The Moran Center for Youth Advocacy that works to keep young people out of prison with innovative, holistic legal and social work programs.
Sponsored by Peace Dialogue.

Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 19

Book Club: The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row  by Anthony Ray Hinton
In this memoir, Anthony Hinton recounts spending nearly 30 years in solitary confinement on Alabama's Death Row for crimes he did not commit. Everyone is encouraged to read the book and join the conversation.
Co-sponsored by the JRC Book Group, the Racial Equity Task Force and the Adult Education Committee

Values in Practice
JRC member Bruce Koff will lead a discussion on how we can apply the Jewish values we hold dear to our everyday lived experience, including our professional practices and goals, and how to use these principles (such as Learning, Community, Growth, and Respect) guide the direction of our lives.

"Chill, No Skill" Meditative Art
Members of all ages are invited to this alternative discussion group to create works of art reflecting on the Days of Awe. All artistic abilities welcome. Please join us if your observance allows it - we will be drawing and listening to reflective music.
Sponsored by Chibur (JRC's 20s-30s group)

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