Events Calendar

Jan
26
Wed
Lunch & Learn
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch and Learn is a vibrant group of fressers (eaters) and learners who come together weekly for a little bit of noshing, a little bit of discussion led by Rabbi Koas, and a whole lot of fun!

Wednesdays at noon. $5/person

Lunch & Learn on January 19th will be virtual, on Zoom only. Check your email for Zoom information.

 

Jan
27
Thu
Cantor Wendi’s Hebrew Word Of The Day 
Jan 27 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Cantor Wendi’s Hebrew Word of the Day 

 

Tuesday and Thursday –  8:15 AM – Cantor Wendi’s Hebrew word of the day is back! In this laid back class, we will learn together how to identify the words most used in our prayers and in modern Hebrew. We will learn how to read, write, and recognize their meaning and learn how to say them fluently. We will meet on  Facebook Live and Zoom (check the recent “Links for this Week’s Services and Classes” email for Zoom meeting id and passcode)

 

 

Jan
29
Sat
Torah Study with Rabbi Koas
Jan 29 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Torah Study with Rabbi Koas
Every Shabbat Morning From 9:00 – 9:45 am
January 22nd in-person and on Zoom
(link can be found in the email newsletter)

 

 

Rabbi Koas will teach this class, which focuses on a thoughtful reading of the parashah of the week, exploring the historical, ethical and spiritual questions raised by the text.

We explore Torah on three levels:
1.    What meaning did it hold in its original ancient setting?
2.    How have our sages and commentators understood the text over the centuries?
3.    What personal and communal meaning does it hold for us today?
Every session offers learning, lively interchange and ample opportunity for questions and discussion. People of all levels and backgrounds are welcome, and Hebrew knowledge is not required. No prior study of the Torah or Hebrew knowledge is needed. It is not necessary to read ahead or prepare. Although this is an ongoing class, drop-in attendance is welcomed. Be sure to stay after kiddush to continue the conversation with Rabbi Koas.

 

Feb
5
Sat
Paper Midrash
Feb 5 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am

 

ABOUT PAPER MIDRASH
Husband and wife “dynamic duo” Isaac and Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Bialik spend a lot of their time talking about Judaism, comic books, and art — and are excited to be coming to Tidewater to have us join their conversation, tell them about your favorite biblical or comic book hero, and make some art.
They have a powerful one-two punch, bringing deep Jewish scholarship together with a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional art of papercutting, providing workshop participants with the opportunity and tools to make visual biblical commentary — what they call “paper midrash.”
Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik cuts up comic books and reassembles them into papercuts that explore the stories of the Jewish people, connecting popular culture with sacred texts. Isaac regularly speaks and writes about the intersection of art and Judaism. A selection of his work is currently on exhibit in the Leon Family Gallery at the Simon Family JCC.
Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Bialik is an engaging teacher of Torah, bringing text to life with her unique, modern perspective. She received a Master of Hebrew Letters in 1998 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, was ordained in 2002 as a member of HUC-JIR’s first Los Angeles class.
SCHEDULE
Friday, February 4, 6:30 PM
Visual sermon on Parashat Terumah at Ohef Sholom temple.
Saturday, February 5, 9:30 AM
Guest sermon during Shabbat morning services at Congregation Beth El.
Saturday, February 5, 7:30 PM
A Havdalah ceremony followed by a gallery talk with Isaac & Rabbi Shawna about Isaac’s exhibition currently on display in the Leon Family Gallery at the Simon Family JCC, YOU DID WHAT TO MY COMICS?!?! Hosted by Temple Israel and Kempsville Conservative Synagogue (KBH), this event will take place at the Simon Family JCC.
Sunday, February 6, 3:00 PM
A “Torah Study with Knives” papercutting workshop for adults and teens. In this 3-hour workshop, Isaac and Rabbi Shawna will lead an interactive text study and then each participant will be able to create their very own visual commentary.
Monday, February 7, 6:30 PM
A “Make Your Own Golem” papercutting workshop for adults and teens. In this 2-hour workshop, Isaac and Rabbi Shawna will teach about the history of the Golem, and then each participant will have the chance to create their own papercut Golem.

 

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL PROGRAM
Sunday, February 6, 10:00 AM
Joining the Patricia Sarah Ashkenazi Religious School, Ohef Sholom Temple Religious School, and Temple Emanuel Religious School virtually, Isaac and Rabbi Shawna will lead a “Fold-and-Cut Torah” lesson with students in grades 4-5. They will also lead a hands-on workshop program with the 6th and 7th grades on midrash and art as a midrashic process.

 

Feb
9
Wed
Torah on Tap
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On January 12th, Torah on Tap will be a Zoom Happy Hour!
Grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom at 7:00 pm!

 

 

Mar
9
Wed
Torah on Tap
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On January 12th, Torah on Tap will be a Zoom Happy Hour!
Grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom at 7:00 pm!

 

 

Apr
13
Wed
Torah on Tap
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On January 12th, Torah on Tap will be a Zoom Happy Hour!
Grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom at 7:00 pm!

 

 

May
11
Wed
Torah on Tap
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On January 12th, Torah on Tap will be a Zoom Happy Hour!
Grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom at 7:00 pm!

 

 

Jun
8
Wed
Torah on Tap
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On January 12th, Torah on Tap will be a Zoom Happy Hour!
Grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom at 7:00 pm!