If you have always wanted to join a Havurah, now is the time. We are actively recruiting members in all age groups, including singles and couples in both new and existing groups. Current openings are listed below:
Empty Nester and Boomer-1 Couples:
We are recruiting for an existing group of married couples in the 60s to 70s age range. Please contact Joni Berger firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Only: Our long time groups of solo women (both single and married) are also looking for additional members. Women in their 50s and 60s should contact Laura Seasongood at Lseasongood@me.com.
The Mussar Institute provides people with ideas and practical tools deriving from the Mussar tradition in Judaism that helps to guide and motivate them to develop and improve the qualities of their inner lives, in fulfillment of the potential of their souls as well as for the benefit of the world.
In a Mussar group, individuals learn to focus on middot such as generosity, patience and humility, and spend time with each middah as it relates to one’s life. Alan Morinis, the founder of The Mussar Institute, says that the goal of Mussar practice is to release the light of holiness that lives within the soul.
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
TAE and live-streamed
Dr. Hensley will share stories of parents who sent their children from likely destruction to an uncertain future, the men and women who gave these children new lives in safety and security, and the ability these stories have to shape memory and inspire the future.
Jason Hensley, Ph.D., has been lecturing on the Holocaust since 2013. He has traveled around North America, interviewing Holocaust survivors who escaped the Holocaust on the Kindertransport. His work has been featured on the BBC, Breaking Israel News, Aish.com, and the USC Shoah Foundation’s website.
Political division is challenging our relationships. Without necessarily changing our opinions, there are some steps we can take to enable less divisive conversations about the subjects we care about. Dan Meisel, Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League office that serves Ventura County, will share some lessons he has learned from difficult conversations, followed by a Q&A about that topic and other ADL-related topics that may be on your mind.
All are welcome to attend. Sponsored by Sisterhood and Brotherhood
While we are unable to provide our normal Sunday morning fare of lox, bagels, cream cheese and other tasty treats, we are working hard to provide stimulating and thought-provoking topics from a broad spectrum of speakers. We hope you’ll find these Sunday morning speaker events thought-provoking, entertaining and worthwhile. Future speakers include: Professor Brian Levin of CSU San Bernardino speaking on domestic terrorism (February 20); Dr. Rob Lempert of RAND on climate change and how today’s reality compares with past climate forecasts (March 13); a speaker from the Anti-Defamation League in a joint event with Sisterhood (April 10).