MakomDC – December

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‚ÄčTenderness & Anger – Letting Vulnerability & Invincibility Dance.
To harden one’s heart is to be like Pharaoh, to go too far, but what is a healthy amount of anger? Anger revives passion and reminds us of what we fear, how much we love and what drives us forward. It is tenderness that takes the hard shell around the heart and opens it to bring life, and those we love, close. Throughout this month’s learning we’ll explore the walls that cause the heart to atrophy while learning how to let in the light of vulnerability and tenderness.

MakomDC December Calendar

Stay tuned for a wide range of December learning and gathering opportunities in the Biran Beit Midrash!

Open Beit Midrash
December 6 @ 7:30pm Register
A place to sit across the table from fellow seekers and explore the rich, sophisticated, sacred texts that have animated our people for so many years. We'll question together, grapple together, and passionately talk through the uplifting and challenging ideas these ancient and modern texts provide. Jewish learning has the potential to create an unmatched soulful energy. The "Open Beit Midrash" is where that energy is found.


Scholar: Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
December 13 @ 7:30pm Register
Join us as our December scholar, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, teaches on this month's topic Tenderness & Anger. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is named by Newsweek as one of the top 50 most influential rabbis.

*This event will be livestreamed:

December 20
Explore transformative Jewish texts in their original Aramaic and Hebrew. That means we will break our teeth together and study with no translations but with lots of support from your peers and teachers.
  Post- Kiddush Halakah Class
December 17
Rabbi Alexander will give a text-based class, after kiddush, using halakhah (Jewish life and living) as a prism with which to access our monthly topic. We’ll explore the unique intersection of faith and doubt as it appears in Jewish legal texts, with serious attention to how it has evolved over the centuries.
In order to make these engaging and relevant learning options open to as many people as possible, we have decided to offer almost all of the programming at no charge, thanks to the generosity of many Adas members. At the same time, we still cannot possibly expect to cover all the costs associated with producing these important programs without additional support from you. When you register for an event, you will be presented with the option to offer a donation. Thanks in advance for your support.

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