Have you ever spent time studying the concepts in Genesis in a way that connects it as a road map for your own life? Have you ever joined Chany Scheiner for one of her women’s Torah study groups?
Whatever your answer to these two questions, you will enjoy this study group. Guided by Chany Scheiner, co-director of the Boulder County Center for Judaism, a small group of women are working their way through Genesis. Having already covered some aspects of the creation of the world, and its flooding and the ark, the next parsha (portion) is Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1 to 17:27).
Lech Lecha is the portion of Genesis in which G!d tells Abram to leave his home and travel to the land which G!d will show him. He takes his wife, Sarai, and his nephew, Lot. It also covers the destruction of the city of Sodom and the turning of Lot’s wife into a pillar of salt. Toward the end of the parsha G!d changes Abram’s name to Abraham (which means “father of multitudes”) and Sarai’s name to Sarah (which means “princess”). There’s lots more too – so please plan to join us for the opportunity to look closely at this important chapter of our history.
No matter your background in Jewish studies, please feel welcome to join a small group of women on Monday, May 22 from 6:30 to 8:00pm in one of the cozy private study rooms in the Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Road.
Whether or not you have attended any, all, or none of the previous classes, you are encouraged to come to this one. There is a new parsha and a somewhat different group each month, so new voices are always welcome as we delve into the timeless teachings of the Chumash (Torah) and connect them to the relevant issues in our day-to-day lives.
Chany, who is a warm and welcoming teacher with many years of experience, suggests considering these classes “part of your own personal GPS or blueprint for living.” There is no cost to attend, but she promises that “the long-term effects are priceless.”
There is no requirement for any previous Torah study or ability to speak or read Hebrew. Attend just this one, or plan to come to them all, whatever works for you is perfect.
The class is free but an RSVP is required. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.422.6776.