Weekday Discussions

Conversation About Race in America

Conversations About Race in America
In an effort to address the recent protests across the country surrounding the issues of race in America, we are offering a number of opportunities to begin a conversation in our community and beyond.
Spit Back A Boy:
The Poetry of Iain Haley Pollock
Congregant and poet, Iain Haley Pollock, will read selected poems about his own experiences of race.  Through these poems, we will then have a chance to discuss issues of race in our own lives.

ReadRS: Book Group

ReadRS: The RS Book Group*
Wednesday, January 14 @ 6:30pm
A Guide for the Perplexed
by Dara Horn
Discussion led by Rabbi Bill Kuhn
Join us for lively discussions of books  that not only provide “a good read” but also will help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish - past, present, in America and around the world. If you like to read and share good books, ReadRS is for you.
Bring a snack or beverage to share.  ReadRS Chairs: Carole Wilder & Ben Zion Friedman

Character Virtues in Everday Life with Alan Morinis

Weekday Scholar: Alan Morinis
Wednesday, October 22 @ 7pm
“Character Virtues in Everyday Life”
“Pay attention to your thoughts, they become words; pay attention to your words, they become actions; pay attention to your actions, they become habits, pay attention to your habits, they become your character, pay attention to your character, it becomes your destiny” (author unknown).

ReadRS: Once We Were Brothers

9/3, Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
Bring: People are invited to participate either by leading the discussion or bringing a snack or beverage to share.
RSVP: Catherine Fischer ([email protected]) Join us for lively discussions of books, including fiction and non-fiction, that will not only provide "a good read" but also will help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish - past, present, in America and around the world. If you like to read and share good books, ReadRS is for you.

Israel: It's Time for a Conversation

As our concern for Israel grows, our hopes for peace are once again challenged, and our mourning for the loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives continues, the RS clergy invites you join a conversation.  We would like to share our perspectives about our commitment to Israel and about the conflict and war, explore ways we can talk to friends about it and offer thoughts about how to navigate the media.  Most important, we will provide time our congregation to share, ask questions and connect.  We will conclude with a prayer for peace.

Moms & Babies at RS

For Ages Zero-Mobility
Wednesdays,  May 14, 21, 28, June 11 & 18  from 11am – 1pm
Seeking parenting guidance and resources? Searching for connection with other new moms?
Join us for lunch and conversation in a comfortable, non-judgmental setting! Doula Jackie Kelleher  will lead supportive discussions about approaches to parenting a baby. Discussion topics will include: sleep, introduction of solids and making baby food, gender and parenting, pelvic health and recovery, developmental milestones, our identities as mothers, family leave and career choices.

New Beginnings

Tuesdays, May 6, 20, 27 & June 10 @ 6pm
Catherine Fischer will facilitate a series of discussions on matters around identity, family, and community and provide an opportunity to share the challenges and joys of how your path is shaping those issues. One session will be a visit to the mikveh.


Louis Schmidt interviewed Holocaust survivors for Stephen Spielberg’s Shoah Visual History Foundation. The more than 50,000 testimonies documented to date, bring the lessons of the Holocaust and the message of tolerance for future generations to come.
Louis Schmidt will discuss his intensive training and meaningful experience as an interviewer for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.


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