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IN-PERSON: Community of Practice: Leaning In, Together

Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

IN-PERSON: Community of Practice: Leaning In, Together
Facilitated by: Rabbi SAM Luckey & Aaron Vanderwerff

Title: Community of Practice: Leaning In, Together
Facilitated by: Rabbi SAM Luckey & Aaron Vanderwerff

Interested in trying on Jewish spiritual practices, but not sure where to start? Join our peer-facilitated and rabbi-informed Community of Practice to explore what feels meaningful for you. We will meet in-person at Kehilla one Tuesday a month, from 7 – 9 pm, and folks will meet in chevruta (pairs or small groups) once in between.

Jewish tradition is full of blessings, rituals, and prayers, but they may not always feel accessible or relevant to modern Jews. Using an experiential learning cycle, we will learn about and experiment with daily and weekly practices from Jewish traditions and reflect on how the process impacted us.

Whether you’re looking to incorporate regular Jewish practice into your life for the first time, or are interested in exploring new aspects of Jewish tradition, this is an opportunity to engage in community to learn and reflect with intention.

In each learning cycle we will:

  • Whole Group – Learn about multiple practices for a specific moment (e.g. waking up in the morning or shabbat)
  • Individually – Try a practice on over a period of a month
  • Chevruta – Discuss our experience to deepen our practice and our learning
  • Whole Group – Reflect on what it was like to engage in the practice and the process


Dates were chosen to place us in the first week of each month of the Hebrew Calendar. You and your study partner will find dates for your chevruta time between each of these dates.

Gregorian DateHebrew Calendar Date (beginning of the date that starts at sunset)
Tues., Jan. 243rd of Sh’vat
Tues., Feb. 211st of Adar
Tues., March 287th of Nisan
Tues., April 255th of Iyar
Tues., May 234th of Sivan


$50 for 5 sessions*


*No one turned away for lack of ability to pay; please pay what you can at registration or $0.

This group is meeting in-person; please adhere to Kehilla’s COVID Public Health Protocols.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: The full Kehilla COVID Public Health Protocols here (updated Dec 1).

Effective Dec 1 – We strongly encourage that everyone take a rapid antigen test before coming to an indoor Kehilla event or service to decrease the possibility that COVID infections will be spread at Kehilla.

Kehilla will provide maximum air filtration and ventilation. Doors and windows will be opened whenever possible. We recommend that you bring layers as it may be cold in the building.

All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.


Tuesday, May 23
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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