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“Introduction to Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah: The World is a Gateway” led by Rabbi Marty Lawson

Tuesday, May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Dates: Tues., April 27, May 4, 11, 25, and June 1, 2021 @ 10:00am-11:30am

The study of Jewish mysticism or Kabbalah is marked by a unique challenge.  On one level, the material is easy to grasp.  This is due to the fact that the insights which Kabbalah introduces are spiritual in nature.  Each of us has the capacity to know the world in a spiritual way.

Yet, on another level, the wisdom of Kabbalah is extraordinarily elusive. Kabbalah addresses some of the most challenging questions people have ever asked – questions about God, the human condition, and the role of the Jew in the world.

This course will only begin to scratch the surface for those “spiritual seekers” who wish to engage with these teachings and enter into self-reflection.  All this will be rooted in Kabbalistic source materials, from our text, and many other sources.  We will explore the mystical body of literature and traditions; approach difficult Kabbalistic concepts; discover new ways of looking at all of Jewish tradition.

Come join us on this journey!

  • Session 1: Introduction & A Glimpse of the Orchard
  • Session 2: Ein Sof: God as Infinity – Worlds above and Below
  • Session 3: Becoming Nothing – Returning to the Self/self. Making Room
  • Session 4: Higher Worlds: Rungs of Holy Awareness
  • Session 5: Living the Kabbalah – Secrets Revealed and Hidden

Required book for course: “Honey from the Rock: An Easy Introduction to Jewish Mysticism” by Lawrence Kushner

There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. For more information, contact Program Director Ilene Tatro at itatro@cbisd.org.


Tuesday, May 11
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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