Lifelong learning designed for adults
7:45 pm: Panel Discussion - Standing Again at Sinai: How Women's Voices Have Shaped Rabbinic Tradition, moderated by Rabbi Steinberg with Rabbis Leider, Levy and Rosen-Brown
8:45 pm: Shavuot service and Havdalah, led by Rabbis LEdier and Levy, honoring Kol Shofar teens
Aging with Dignity with Dr. Jay Luxenberg
Wednesday, May 16, 11:30 am, Social Hall
Our final speaker in our REAL Conversation Speaker series, Rodef Sholom congregant Dr. Jay Luxenberg, will speak to seniors about maintaining mental and physical wellness as we age. Jay Luxenberg is an internist and geriatrician who has practiced in San Francisco for almost 40 years. He has served as Chief Medical Officer at On Lok since 2011. He is Clinical Professor, School of Medicine at UC San Francisco, and also teaches at UC Berkeley and Stanford.
Typically, Torah on the Trails replaces Torah with Soul on the third Saturday of the month, but the rain is driving us indoors this Shabbat. Please meet in the conference room at 9:15 am.
To be added to the Torah with Soul and/or Torah on the Trails email lists, please contact Molly at [email protected].
Mondays, January 22 through February 12
Storytelling is a way to help people who live with mental illness develop a cohesive narrative about their mental health and share it with others. Beginning in January, shaping a narrative about one's own experience with mental health challenges will be the focus of the REAL Mental Health Initiative's storytelling workshop.
Reinventing Retirement with Barbara Waxman
The Middle Place with Kelly Corrigan
At some time in our lives, we will all be impacted by the illness or aging of someone close to us. Through her poignant personal story of caring for her father through three bouts of cancer, her own fight with Stage III breast cancer, and her daughter's meningitis, Corrigan will share about the experience of living in what she has described as the Middle Place, "that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap."
How to Raise an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims
Based on her New York Times bestselling book, How to Raise an Adult, Lythcott-Haims will draw on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large.
Emma Lazarus' 1883 sonnet, "The New Colossus," inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, has served as a beacon of welcome and hope to generations of immigrants who came to our shores seeking refuge and freedom. In this musical celebration of our rich Jewish musical heritage from artists who were immigrants and refugees we will revel in chamber music, songs, liturgical settings, and works for Yiddish teater created by composers such as Bela Bartok, Ernest Bloch, Kurt Weill, Sholom Secunda, Irving Berlin, Miguel del Aguila, and Regina Spektor.
Rabbi Stacy will be teaching on the topic of Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick). This meeting will take place in the Library (2nd floor of the JCC). For more information on our Chevra Kadisha program, contact Moji at [email protected].
Please note that the Chevra typically meets on the third Thursday of the month; this meeting will replace the meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, December 21.
Dinner and Discussion on 3 Tuesdays:
October 3, 10 & 17, 7:00 - 8:30 pm