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Exploring Aging through Literature

Second Sunday of each month, 3-4:30pm: January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, and May 15

Come read, learn, and grow with CDT's WISE AGING member and facilitator Carol Hausman, a clinical psychologist, gerontologist, teacher, and new member of CDT. The class will meet on Zoom to read novellas, short stories, and poetry on many topics of aging, including relationships with children, love, caregiving, dementia, institutionalization and relocation, illness and death, and the search for meaning. We hope to deepen our awareness of some of the challenges and opportunities faced by elderly people and their caregivers, and perhaps gain some insight into our own fears of and resistance to looking at issues of aging. 

Participants are asked to read Carry Me Across the Water by Ethan Canin before the first session on January 9.

Registration is full & closed

Current Courses ---------------------------------------------------------------

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, and 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! 

Registration is closed.


Torah Study

Mondays, 8-9am

Start your week with Torah Study! Join Emmanuel on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month to dive into a weekly Torah portion, exploring its connections to our lives and to the social, emotional, and spiritual questions of our day. Participants are welcome to drop in or come every week. No prior knowledge is required, and learners of all backgrounds are welcome. Please email Emanuel at with any questions. 

Zoom information:

Meeting ID: 918 2739 6669   Passcode: 854701

Thu, May 26 2022 25 Iyyar 5782