Rabbi Akiva has taught that an important lesson of Purim is that we should "take whatever we think is happening now and discover that at the conclusion, what we thought was happening is the opposite of what was actually going on! That the whole time there was something at work going on behind the scenes! At work was something totally different!" He taught that sometimes it is only retroactively we can see the miracle.
JUST A SAMPLE OF THE EVENTS WE HAVE ALREADY SHARED
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We are delighted to announce that Rabbi Akiva Mann and student Rabbi Amy Pessah will again lead us in observance of the High Holy Days this year.
Details are being finalized, but the location has been selected and booked, so please plan to join us at the Old School Square / Crest Theater complex in Delray Beach. This historic venue is a warm, welcoming and beautiful space that is certain to reflect and enhance the sense of community we feel as we celebrate the holidays together.
Check back for details regarding tickets, Memorial Book dedications, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, ads, break the fast reservations, directions and (plentiful) parking logistics.
EXPERIENCE THE EXPANSIVE, EXCITING, INCLUSIVE, WARM AND WELCOMING ENERGY OF THIS GROUP AT ONE OF OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
.From the IJKL Israel Journey 2011
The Rose & Jack Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education (Orloff CAJE)
is proud to present our August
Midrasha Adult Learning and Leadership Session
Rabbi Akiva Mann
Gateway to a Higher Consciousness
Wednesdays: August 9, 16, 23, & 30; 10:30 - noon
This course will discuss and analyze why forgiving may be so difficult; what forgiveness is and what it is not; multiple levels of forgiveness; forgiving others and oneself; understanding anger and resentment...and much, much more.
Most importantly, through participation in these sessions, participants will begin to simply realize that conflict is natural to life and imagining we can escape from it is sheer nonsense. Students will also come to learn that one's attempt at "forgiveness" is not a one-time act, but an ongoing attitude rooted in the knowledge that conflict is as systemic to living as breathing.
This course of study is dedicated to the precious memory of Selma Hopen, a"h, who last summer suggested this topic for discussion.
Rabbi Akiva Mann was a congregational rabbi for over twenty-five years and is currently the Director of the Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning in Southern Florida. He lectures extensively on Jewish philosophy, ethics, and mysticism. He has been an instructor in the Orloff CAJE Midrasha Graduate program for the past ten years.
Cost: $25 per session or $90 for four weeks
Location: The Orloff Teacher Resource Center
in the Katz Building
5890 S. Pine Island Road
To register or for additional information, please e-mail or call Judy Asuleen, email@example.com or (954) 660-2074.
Summertime can seem like a desert if you're thirsting for classes that offer spiritual and intellectual challenge and stimulation. But, beginning in August you can find an oasis at Orloff CAJE in Davie, where Rabbi Akiva will be teaching a four week course on 'Forgiveness'.
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