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Weekly update 1/23/22

This afternoon we explored The Abrahamic Faiths; delved deeper into Kabbalah, kavanah, and intention; talked about the history of Jewish organized crime in Hot Topics; and continued...
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Weekly update 1/9/22

Cantor Hordes helped us kick off our second semester by leading us in a guided Jewish meditation practice. We launched the first of a 4-part Invisible Chariot/Jewish Mysticism elective, part 1 of 2...
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HSJS Update 12/5/21

Today we celebrated Hanukkah, learned about the actual origin of the dreidel, explored the history of Chasidism in Europe and the transition to city life, and vigorously debated latkes vs....
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HSJS Update

Today we explored the mystery surrounding the ancient Aleppo Codex in Biblical Archeology and the very timely issue of decisions regarding medical treatment in Jewish Bioethics. We practiced getting...
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Weekly update 10/24/21

What a joy to learn, socialize, and engage with everyone in-person as we explored everything from Yiddishkeit and Ashkenazic Culture to Biblical Archeology to Jewish Identity and Tradition and...
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Weekly update 9/26/21

Today we made sweet noodle (lokshen) kugel, began “digging” into Biblical Archeology (sorry, I couldn’t resist), talked about what makes up our identity as humans and, specifically, as...
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Weekly update 9/19/21

We had a great opening day, enjoying a spirited round of elective speed dating so that our students could rank their choices among the roughly 15 elective options. I’ll use those rankings to build...
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Register today!

It’s not too late to join our ruach-filled community!  HSJS is open to all Jewish high school students, regardless of synagogue affiliation. We meet on Sunday afternoons,...
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HSJS Update 4/25/21

We shared an incredible final session today, with Rabbi Rapport leading us in a study of the origin of Kabbalah, oneness, Tikkun olam, brokenness, repair, and the ocean. Make sure to ask your...
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HSJS Update 4/18/21

We enjoyed our last full learning day this week, looking at Golems and related themes in The Jewish League; examining how the Jewish community is responding to Asian-American and Pacific Islander...
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