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Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Here is the video of our first session, the Intro to the UUJA Mussar Study Group facilitated by Rev. Marti Keller, Rev. Alison Miller, and Rev. Jay Wolin. We recorded it and are sharing it, so people have a chance to view it and learn more... You can still sign up to join us beginning with our second session on Sunday, February 13th at 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific. REGISTRATION: Go to this ZOOM link to register for this monthly study group:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-qspzooGtAQO-S-XTwZOnl9FXQmI628
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
UUJA Shabbat: A Tu BiShevat Seder
Rev. Marti Keller and Rev. Leah Ongiri

During the Temple period (before 70 CE), Tu BiShevat was likely a tax collection day for fruit. Today it is a celebration of trees and nature, and a pledge of loving protection and right relationship with the earth. Seder, the Hebrew word for order, is often associated with Passover. Yet the tradition of conducting a Tu BiShevat Seder comes from Middle Eastern Jewish mystical traditions in the 16th century. Join us for a modern adaptation that includes music, ritual, and the opportunity to reflect on memory, hope, diversity, and strength. Children welcome! And any who wish to honor this ancient spring fertility festival are warmly invited. If you’d like to participate, have at the ready red and white wine or juice, some of your favorite fruits, challah (bread), and two candles.

. Registration is required, for security reasons.

When: Jan 14, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
6:30 pm Central Time
5:30 pm Mountain Time
4:30 pm Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcufumqpjwtGd0eBywzXgFQPAwnOCqY7ySV?fbclid=IwAR2ycE83TFUHEn5QJiF5v_8VmNaU6UtkfeSDdHI36OJHP6V98iWdBIEyj0M

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Join us this Sunday, January 9th at 4PM Eastern/ 1PM Pacific for the Intro Session to the Mussar Jewish Values Study Group on ZOOM. This group will regularly meet on the second Sunday of each month (4pm Eastern/ 1 pm Pacific Time) throughout 2022. "UUJA Mussar Group: A Spiritual Practice of Good Actions" will be facilitated by Rev. Marti Keller, Rev. Alison Miller, and Rev. Jay Wolin

REGISTRATION: Go to this ZOOM link to register:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-qspzooGtAQO-S-XTwZOnl9FXQmI628

The first session will be an opportunity to meet others and hear history and an overview of the class. The intro will be followed by monthly mutual guidance sessions.

Our class will be grounded by Greg Marcus' book:
The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions: Finding Balance Through the Soul Traits of Mussar. Participants are encouraged to read the book over the course of the year.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
UUJA offers another Shabbat service, this one marking the "birthday of trees," Tu B'shvat; all are welcome and please invite any who may be interested. Registration is required, for security reasons.

When: Jan 14, 2022 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
6:30 pm Central Time
5:30 pm Mountain Time
4:30 pm Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcufumqpjwtGd0eBywzXgFQPAwnOCqY7ySV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
The UUJA is launching a Mussar Jewish Values Study Group on ZOOM beginning January 9th, 2022, and regularly meeting the second Sunday of each month (4pm Eastern/ 1 pm Pacific Time). "Intro to Mussar: A Spiritual Practice of Good Actions" will be facilitated by Rev. Marti Keller, Rev. Alison Miller, and Rev. Jay Wolin. The first session will provide a history and overview, followed by monthly mutual guidance sessions.

As the creator of American Mussar Greg Marcus, PhD, notes, there is a solid argument that the Jews invented self-help over a thousand years ago when Rabbinic scholars were trying to understand why it is so hard to be good.

Mussar is a philosophy and practice that gives concrete instructions and guidelines to help us live meaningful and ethical lives by exploring Jewish values and character traits that lead to mindful living.

REGISTRATION: Go to this ZOOM link to register:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItc-qspzooGtAQO-S-XTwZOnl9FXQmI628

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. #uuja
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Shabbat Shalom! Join UUs for Jewish Awareness NEXT Friday, December 3rd at 7:00PM Eastern on ZOOM for a Shabbat Service to celebrate Hanukkah together. Featuring a homily by Rev. Suzanne Fast, community minister affiliated with the UU Congregation of Greater Naples, FL, leader for EqUUal Access, and UUA Board of Trustees Member. Music led by Shana Aisenberg, Music Director of the UU Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes. Register to receive the Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMld-Coqz0rGt2cpFc26T80xkvK7LbmRUu1