Living Our Values

Mondays, August 13, 20, 27, and September 3: 7 – 8:30 p.m. “Living Out Our Values,” a 4-week Elul class at Temple Emanu-El taught by Rabbi Drorah Setel. The course will examine what our Jewish tradition has to say about issues that impact our daily lives. Attendees are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Free and open to the community – guests and newcomers are warmly welcome. 266-1978 or

Mon. Aug. 13 – Money. In a consumer based society, how we spend our money can feel like a very complicated question. In this session, we’ll look at what Jewish sources have to say about the purpose and use of our financial resources.

Mon. Aug. 20 – Food. The traditional practice of kashrut (keeping kosher) was  based on ethical as well as practical values. In addition to considering these, we will also discuss whether there are additional concerns that we would like to include in making our food choices.

Mon. Aug. 27 – The Environment. Throughout the centuries, Jews have thought  about our responsibility to care for God’s creation. Do these guidelines apply in the 21st century? What are our obligations as individuals? As a Jewish community?

Mon. Sept. 3 – Caring for Ourselves. Many of us focus on caring for others and  the larger world around us while neglecting our own needs. This session will explore some of the specific Jewish teachings and practices that can help us live a more balanced life.

Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of these sessions.

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