Adult Education: Rabbi Ullman
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For nearly 30 years, Rabbi Ullman has gained a devoted following across New England and the world with his unique style of illuminating the words of Torah to provide profound relevance for our contemporary lives. By wrestling alongside his students with literal and hidden meanings embedded in the ancient texts, Rabbi Ullman sparks lively, insightful conversation and helps us discover what is sacred in our everyday lives.You may recognize Rabbi Alan Ullman’s name from our Scholar-in-Residence in spring of 2017. We are pleased to bring Rabbi Ullman’s warmth and wisdom to our community for FOUR SEPARATE STUDY SESSIONS this coming year, including a 4-week EVENING session for the very first time! No previous experience or knowledge is necessary. We welcome you to try out one or more events throughout the year.

Session 1: Prophetic Visions of the Sacred Impossible

Nov. 26, Dec. 10 & 17, Jan. 7, 14, & 28

People often say that what the prophets challenge us with are visions that we can not hope to fulfill. And perhaps that is exactly the purpose of prophecy. Or as Robert Browning once wrote, “A man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?” We will seek to understand how to apply these impossible dreams to our own lives today and how we as a people have done so throughout the ages.

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Session 2: Sacred Wisdom

Feb. 4, 11, &  March 4 & 11, April 1

In our extraordinarily rich and luminous tradition resides a great reservoir of wisdom for our lives today. The Passages-Stories-Parables often go to the heart of the human condition and shed light on the challenges that confront us. We will study a variety of texts to unlock their inner teachings, illuminating the path calling us toward a of life of wisdom and fullness rather than on-demand acquisitive busyness.

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Session 3: A Sacred Path of Fulfillment

April 22, & 29, May 6,  & 20, June 3

What if the road to the Garden did not reside in return or traveling forward but rather in moving into? In this session, we will explore the paradox of a journey that is not located in space but in sacred time.

 

All Monday morning classes will run 9:30 – 11 a.m.  *We ask that you pre-register for 1, 2, or 3 sessions ($18 per session) so we have appropriate accommodations for the class. If any session has more than 22 registrants, we will select names by lottery. Attendance at all classes within a session is preferred.

Stayed tuned for registration information.

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