CHANGE THROUGH ACCEPTANCE: THE CHASIDIC NOTION OF TESHUVAH
Thu / 3 Sessions / Begins Sep 14 / 7:00 PM / JCC Manhattan
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
Each year during the High Holidays, we engage in the challenging process of Teshuvah, change or repentance. The rabbinic notion about teshuvah can be summed up as: “Just say no,” stopping ourselves when faced with the temptation to do something wrong. Chasidism suggests a different path, where we acknowledge our mistakes, accept the truth about ourselves, and work to be the person we deeply want to be. Through the study of select texts, we will explore the Chasidic notion of change. For all levels. No previous background or knowledge of Hebrew required.
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld's new book, Judaism Disrupted: A Spiritual Manifesto for the 21st Century, re-envisions Judaism for the contemporary moment. He is rabbi emeritus of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. This year also marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of his best-selling book, The Jewish Catalog.
Park Ave Synagogue members should use the code TESHUVAHPAS for $36 registration.