An online class by Rabbi Avi Strausberg from Hadar Institute.
We are encouraging all adults at Mount Zion to delve into deep learning this August/September. Hadar will help you find a study partner (chevruta) for this self-directed study between online sessions. Discounted cost: $18 – Use code “mountziontemple” when you register here by August 19.
Registration is now open for the Elul cycle of Project Zug, Hadar’s online chevruta (paired) learning program, featuring “The Days of Awe and Fear” with Rabbi Avi Strausberg. The kickoff lecture will be Monday, August 29 at 6:30 pm and concluding lecture on September 21, 6:30 pm.
The days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are filled with awe and anxiety. As we cultivate a stance of trembling before God, fearful of God’s awesome power and what the year may bring, we are challenged to reflect on the place of fear in our lives. In this four-part course, through the study of texts from Tanakh, Talmud, Mussar, and Hasidut, we’ll explore the questions: how is cultivating a posture of fear in our lives helpful? How might it be harmful? What is the correct place of fear in our lives?
How does it work? Sign up with your own learning partner – or tell Hadar about yourself and they’ll match you with someone new! The cycle will kick off on August 29 and conclude on September 21 with live online lectures with Rabbi Strausberg. In between, participants will meet with their chevruta four times, discussing and conceptualizing core questions around the days of awe and fear.