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Be Strong and of Good Courage: Finding Our Grounding in Dark Times

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 8, 2019

Join us for a light brunch followed by an engaging discussion led by Rabbi Dayle Friedman on the timely and important topic: Be Strong and of Good Courage: Finding Our Grounding in Dark Times

We are living in tumultuous times. We face challenges to our democracy, our moral norms, and the very future of our planet. What practices and attitudes did our ancestors bring to the challenges they faced that might sustain us as we navigate these rough seas? We will investigate the concept of bitachon-trust, and how we might draw upon it. We will explore daily practices, such as morning gratitude and evening prayers. And we will investigate how taking action can be a source of encouragement and a spiritual practice.

Each session stands on its own.

Session #1 Cultivate Hope: Bitahon/Trust As a Spiritual Practice: We will investigate how the Mussar tradition has developed bitahon/trust as a grounding practice, and explore how we might integrate this into our lives. Brunch starts at 11am.

Session #2: Evening and Morning, Each and Every Day: Daily Practices to Ground Us: We will look at practices from the tradition for awakening and going to sleep, and explore how we can adapt them to suit our idioms and spiritual sensibilities.

Session #3: Healing The World: Tikkun Olam As a Spiritual Practice
How is activism or volunteer work a spiritual practice? We will explore how setting an intention, and taking time to reflect on the work, can bring sustenance and healing to us as we work to heal the world.

Cost, includes brunch and program:
Advance registration: $10 – members, $15 – guests
Walk-in registration: $15 – members, $20 – guest

Information at leyvhair.org. Register at info@leyvhair.org or 215.629.1995


December 8, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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William Penn House Community Room
1919 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA


Leyv Ha-Ir