Judaism, Liturgy and Scripture
People are said to have “wisdom” if they make good judgments and decisions based on accumulated knowledge and experience gained over time. So Wisdom is the perfect name for the weekly gathering of Temple members to discuss a variety of topics ranging from issues affecting Israel to current affairs to what Reform Jews do and don’t believe, and everything in between. The group has been meeting for over twenty years but its basic concept of sharing knowledge and experiences – and strong opinions – has never changed.
Wisdom is not Torah Study, but the teachings from Torah and other learned Jewish texts are often referenced. Wisdom is often described as current events through a Jewish lens. Discussions are lively and interesting, especially when the discussion leader provides the “Jewish perspective”. Often the discussions head off in unexpected directions, making it an even better and more interesting experience.
This mix of men and women, who have come from various places around the country have different backgrounds and careers, different political viewpoints, different levels and types of education. It is that diversity which makes the group discussions interesting. All are eager to share opinions, experiences, and feelings, sometimes passionately. But, don’t be frightened away. There is no intimidation or disrespect.
Wisdom meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. This group focuses its discussion on contemporary issues viewed through a Jewish lens. Share some wisdom, gain some wisdom….everyone is welcome.
Join the clergy to explore and discuss the weekly Torah portion and the haftarah. Torah Study meets each Saturday morning from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. A light breakfast is served starting at 8:45 am. Saturday morning Shabbat services begin at 10:30 am. No prior knowledge is expected.