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With All Your Possessions:  The Torah of Money

With Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Wednesday evenings, 7:30pm-9:00pm, October 13, 20, 27, November 3 & 10

The class will meet on ZOOM - please register HERE.


What does Judaism have to say about money and our economic relations?  A lot!  As we celebrate CDT’s 30th anniversary year, all are invited to join Rabbi Toba for a new rendition of the class that began our communal Torah of Money journey, laying the foundations for our dues system and revisited in recent years by our Economic & Class Diversity working group.  We will explore Jewish texts and practices related to mindful consumption, tzedakah and economic justice, and the radical implications of Shabbat and the sabbatical year.  Members of the CDT Economic/Class Difference working group will also share some of the groundbreaking work they have been doing in exploring personal connections to issues of class and economic inequality, both at CDT, in the Jewish community, and in society at large. 


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Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class
With CDT Rabbinic Intern Emmanuel Cantor
Sunday evenings 7pm-8:30pm; October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, December 5, 12; January 9, 23, 30; February 6, 13; March 6, 13, 20; April 3, 10; May 1, 9, 15.
The class will meet on ZOOM - register HERE
Suggested donation $360, biut please pay what you are able

Wondering what exactly all those 13 year-olds have been learning as they become Jewish adults? Hungry to explore foundations of Jewish living, key concepts in Judaism, and what Judaism has to say on the “big questions,” like the afterlife, sex, spirituality, and social justice? Looking to learn from a wide variety of Jewish texts while building relationships with other CDT members? Then this class is for you!  

The class will meet weekly for approximately 20 sessions, with breaks for holidays. Outside sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to leyn from Torah, lead parts of a Shabbat service, and/or give a d’var Torah. Members may choose to honor their learning through an “Adult B’nai Mitzvah Shabbat” in June, but the nature of our celebration will be up to our group.

Mussar Practice Group Q&A: A Tiny Taste of Mussar with Ora and Earnest!

November 17, 2022, 7:30-8:30pm on Zoom

Never heard of Mussar and are looking for more info? Have you been wondering about Mussar, but don't know if it is right for you? Would you like to join the practice group and want to know more about the content? Come to the Q&A where you will get a tiny taste of mussar and all your questions about the group answered. We can’t wait to learn with you!

Mussar (applied Jewish ethics) Practice Group with Ora Grodsky and Earnest Vener

Ten Wednesdays, 7-9pm: December 1, December 22, January 12, February 2, February 23, March 9, March 30, April 20, May 11, June 1

The Goal of Mussar practice is to help us fulfill our potential to really live as the holy souls we are.” -Rabbi Alan Morinis, Everyday Holiness

Mussar is a treasure trove of Jewish spiritual teachings and practices for cultivating inner wisdom and spiritual development. It was developed over 1,000 years ago in Babylonia and Spain, was refined in Eastern Europe during the 18th century, and is now enjoying a resurgence in the US. 

This class will meet every 3 weeks November-April as a Vaad (learning community) to learn together about Mussar and support each others’ practice. Participants will also have a chavruta (learning partner) to meet with between sessions, and will design their own daily practices, which can be as little as 5 minutes a day. No prior knowledge of Mussar or Jewish spiritual practice is required and all who are interested and able to commit to the class are welcome!

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Torah Study

Mondays, 8-9am

Start your week with Torah Study! Join Rabbinic Intern Emmanuel Cantor for a weekly hour-long study of the weekly Torah portion on Mondays at 8am. You are welcome to drop in or come weekly. All are welcome and no prior knowledge is required. Please email Emanuel at with any questions. 

Zoom information:

Meeting ID: 918 2739 6669   Passcode: 854701

Fri, October 15 2021 9 Cheshvan 5782