The Well: Lifelong Learning

Scholars often compare the Torah to a well, and its words to water. Drawn from a deep and meaningful place, this water has the ability to sate all who seek it.

Applied wisdom and devoted study are instrumental in our spiritual quest at Romemu. The Well is a place to meet deeper dimensions of our faith, our tradition, our community, and our lives. Classes featuring a variety of subjects are taught by Romemu clergy, guest scholars, and community members and are offered throughout the year.

We invite all who are thirst for knowledge and wisdom to come to The Well to drink.

“All who thirst, come to the water”
(ISAIAH 55:1)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

 

 

 

COUNTING THE OMER

 
Spiritual Resources for Traveling Through the Wilderness | Yoga Through the Omer 
Dates:  5/29, 2-2:45 PM
Ahmed Soliman (www.yogisoli.com) will serve as our guide in the practice of yoga. In these immersive sessions, participants will explore embodied practice as a grounding spiritual tool for finding their way through the current wilderness of confusion as we together travel from the freedom of Passover to the revelation of the upcoming holiday of Shavuot. This yoga practice will be a gentle flow with an emphasis on exploring the kabbalistic significance of this period through our bodies. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Props will be specified at the beginning of each session.
 
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WEEKLY OFFERINGS

 
Hasidic Masters Series: R’ Tzadok Ha’Kohen from Lublin
Monday through Thursday 4:00-5:00 PM | Fridays 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Rabbi Ingber as he teaches from the writings of the great Hasidic teachers. We will explore the writings of each master for a month at a time. This month we learn directly from the writings of one of the greatest and most prolific teachers, Rabbi Zadok Rabinowitz, known as the greatest student of the Ishbitzer Rebbe.
 
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THURSDAYS 

A Radiant Heart Primer 
These challenging times call for an openhearted presence. Guides like A.J. Heschel, Alan Lew and Avivah Zornberg offer insights on cultivating spiritual radiance. We will study Biblical text alongside the writings of Rilke, Rumi, Adrienne Rich, Marge Piercy and John O’ Donohue, and we will read and practice spiritual writing. With Shelly R. Fredman. No previous writing experience necessary.
 
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Israel Lit

Dates: 6/11

In this book group, we will engage with Israeli literature in English translation. Together we will explore themes of identity, spirituality and community in Hebrew novels, memoirs and short stories by both contemporary Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli authors. In addition to some of the most famous authors, we will showcase Israeli writers who are not yet well known in the United States. Participants will read the selections in advance and then join Ronnie​, a professor of literature,​ and Rhonna, a translator of Hebrew novels,​ who will share their insights and reflections and facilitate the group’s discussion in a relaxed, open-minded and respectful environment.

Books we will read include: The Liar by Ayelet Gundar Goshen; About the Night by Anat Talshi; Pain by Zeruyah Shalev; Days of Peace by Rachel Shihor; Feathers by Haim Be’er; The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem.

ZOOM link provided upon registration. For further information, email Rabbi Dianne at dianne@romemu.org.


The Sky Within 
Dates: 6/25, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
This class brings together the teachings of Rosh Chodesh, Astrology and Mussar. Participants work directly with their own astrological charts and are encouraged to set intentions to maximize the potent new moon period. Text study, journal writing, and work in groups and chevruta (partnerships) are also encouraged. Each class begins with a sharing of our Mussar practice with the prior month’s middah (trait). This is a drop in class.
With Alina Bloomgarden and Caren Fried
 
Please email skyinthewell@gmail.com to register. Include your birthdate, time and location to have your chart prepared for class.

SUNDAYS

Falling in Love with the Beloved
Cohort 1 (4/5, 5/3, 6/7, 7/12, 8/9 & 9/6): 3:00-6:00 PM | Cohort 2 ( 5/24, 6/28, 7/12, & 8/9): 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Come join the great legacy of mystics as we open to loving the Beloved! We are called to love God with all our heart, soul and strength. How do we open to this deep command and begin to taste the Divine Nectar of this transformational relationship? In this experiential class we hold sacred space for intimate sharing, deep listening, journaling, artmaking, meditation and reflection. Each participant will receive their own pasuk (verse of Torah) to live with as intimate friend and teacher for the year. This class meets once a month for the whole year. All are welcome. With Nili Weissman
 
Newcomers to the Journey must speak with Nili prior to joining at nweissman@live.com