The Ten Commandments as Path to Spiritual Liberation-This Sunday 6/1 at 9:30 am at Adat Shalom

This week is the celebration of the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. The Hebrew word, though, is not really Commandment, but great precept. The purpose of these Ten Great Precepts are to liberate ourselves from so many things that prevent us from living our life fully.

 

We will study them together and develop meditations that can help us through our day in a better way.

 

This Sunday 6/1 at 9:30 am at Adat Shalom

 

Everyone is welcome

Put Your Mask on First-This Sunday Morning at Adat Shalom

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Put Your Mask on First

How the Purim Story teaches us to free ourselves so we can liberate others

Purim is the last holiday of the Jewish Calendar. If Passover is about God freeing the slaves, Purim is about the people freeing themselves. Helping ourselves to live good lives, and helping others to do so is the goal of Judaism.

We will talk about and meditate on some of the themes of Purim, such as figuring out our real names, living in places that are not always warm and welcoming, and not letting the anger of others consume us.

This Sunday, 3/9

Adat Shalom Synagogue

9:30 am

Everyone is welcome

Part of hamakOhm

with Rabbi Aaron Bergman

Listening to your stories

The Jewish people are wonderful story tellers. We contributed many of the tales of 1,001 Nights of Scheherazade. We brought the stories of other traditions into our own. I am teaching a course of Jewish folklore and folk tales this month. I hope you will come.

More importantly to me, though, is I want to hear your stories, the stories of who you are, and the stories of where you and your family come from. I want to hear the stories of where you want to go in your life, particularly your spiritual and intellectual journey.

I tend to meet people at events, where there is not a lot of time to speak meaningfully for more than a few minutes, or at life cycle events where we are mostly focusing on family dynamics or the details of the day itself.

Judaism has so much wisdom and so many riches to make our path in life a happy, good and meaningful one.

I would love to meet with anyone who has, or has had, or would like a connection to Adat Shalom, at a time and place that is good for you, including your favorite coffee or lunch place and talk about what matters to you and how Judaism can be an even more meaningful part of your life. We could also just chat.

You can contact me through my email, abergman@adatshalom.org, or on Facebook (just make sure you have the right Aaron Bergman, or at the synagogue, 248-851-5100, and ask for my assistant Sheila. 

I will also be calling Adat Shalom members at random from time to time. No obligation, but I think this could be a lot of fun and very illuminating.

I look forward to talking soon.

Reducing anger through gratitude-Preparing for Thanksgiving and life in general. This Sunday, 10/27, at 9:30 am.

Gratitude for our lives does more to help us live happily than any other emotion. We will discuss how gratitude can help us with anger toward others and toward ourselves, freeing us to enjoy our lives more.

This session is part of hamakOhm, a Place to Be. Meditation and Contemplation. 

This Sunday, 10/27, at 9:30 am. Adat Shalom. Everyone is welcome.

Thanksgiving Every Day-This Sunday, 9:30 am. Adat Shalom. Everyone is welcome.

Gratitude for our lives does more to help us live happily than any other emotion. We will discuss how to remember to be grateful when things are good, and how to find the strength to give thanks when our lives are difficult.

This is part of hamakOhm, a Place to Be. Meditation and Contemplation. 

This Sunday, 9:30 am. Adat Shalom. Everyone is welcome.

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