LANGUAGE OF PRAYER

6 SESSIONS, BEGINS MARCH 5

R. Jessica Kate Meyer

You come to Kitchen Shabbat--PM or AM, or maybe both.  The music resonates in a deep place, but what are the words?  What are we saying? And why?  Join other Kitchenites and Rabbi Jessica to study the heavy hitting prayers of each service.  It might just transform your davening, and maybe even your life.

Class Dates
7 PM Weekly - Tuesday nights:
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9


THE BENCH

7 SESSIONS, BEGINS DECEMBER 6

R. Jessica Kate Meyer

"There are mansions in heaven which can be opened only through song." -Zohar, Genesis: Chaye Sara

Come sing!  Learn new nigunim (melodies) and marinate in familiar ones. And maybe, just maybe, we will open some gates in heaven.  Every voice welcome.  No musical prowess required.  For questions, please email Rabbi Jessica at jessicakatemeyer@thekitchensf.org

Class Dates
7 PM Monthly - Thursday nights:
December 6
January 10
February 7
March 7
April 11
May 9
June 6


PROXIMATE JUSTICE

5 SESSIONS, BEGINS NOVEMBER 29

R. Michael Lezak, James Lin, and Isoke Femi 

A covenant of justice is in motion between GLIDE and the broader Jewish community. With an eye towards empowering members of  The Kitchen and GLIDE to develop justice practices, we will connect you with the neighborhood, the institution, and the holy people behind GLIDE’s mighty justice machinery.  

Class Dates
Class: Thursday, 11.29 
Tour of the Tenderloin: Sunday, 12.2
Serve breakfast at GLIDE: Tuesday, 12.4
Kitchen + GLIDE / Hannukah Shabbat: Friday, 12.7
Class: Thursday, 12.13 (dates unconfirmed) 


THE GOOD AND THE HOLY: COUNTER-INTUITIVE RELIGIOUS IDEAS FOR NOW

5 SESSIONS, BEGINS JANUARY 8

R. Noa Kushner

It is possible that some of our most pressing sociological and political questions cannot be solved with the language of the marketplace or even with detailed surveys and studies of the population. It is possible that in order to figure out what ails us as a society, we also desperately need a new set of ideas, religious ideas. In this interactive study class, we’ll try a few remedies on for size. No background needed. 

Class Dates
7 PM Weekly - Tuesday nights:
January 8
January 15
January 22
January 29
February 5


JEWISH 101

18 SESSIONS, BEGINS JANUARY 10

R. Tarlan Rabizadeh

Rabbi Tarlan is going to be breaking down this whole Jewish thing, one thoughtful step at a time. Now's the time to get on the list for the series. Free for Kitchen members, $300 for non-members. (Scholarship available, so don't let dollars stand in the way of your participation). 

Class Dates
7 PM Weekly - Thursday nights:
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 23, 30


CHEVRUTA* STUDY

INDIVIDUAL STUDY

Todd Asher

Ready to try learning out of a class, on your own time?

We’ll be studying in pairs (it’s traditional!), in order to go deep in text and emphasize personal meaning. See, in chevruta there’s time to discuss any and all ideas with each other, pursue tangents, and even argue with the text, not to mention the previous generations of commentators.

And you won’t be totally solo, even in your pair - every seven weeks or so we’ll all get together with a teacher or Kitchen Rabbi to talk about what we’ve found.

The first meeting will be December 13th, where we’ll introduce chevruta study for people who are new, dust off skills for those who are rusty, and let the experienced folks teach the rest of us how it’s done.

If you have a chevruta partner already in mind, sign up together; if not, come the first night and we’ll work to get you a partner who matches your own goals. No experience necessary.

Contact Todd Asher for more information or to sign up.


*Chevruta means = in pairs, as friends, study partners 


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