We’re starting our 15th year so very aware of the urgency of our connections as we marked our 14th anniversary celebrating the life of Dr. Barbara Granger, a beloved founding member of the chavurah who died just days before our service.
Torah: we shared the Torah of Barbara Granger
Torah: Dori Midnight’s “Miriam and the Tachash”
Fringes April 2021: For only the living can sing songs of praise
Torah: The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, and the JVP Statement on Dismantling Antisemitism
Fringes May 2021: a cicada shell / it sung itself utterly away
Torah: these natural beauties, unique in all the world
Fringes June 2021: Tell the Bees
Torah Study: Understanding the “Indian School” system and how it lives on in Palestine
Fringes July 2021: to be holy, something must exist in relationship
Torah: The Wilderness Itinerary, and what it means for the Torah to not include the conquest of the “promised land”
Fringes October 2021: blue-gray sentinels, nearly motionless
Torah: We looked at some source texts for the creation story in Genesis, then talked about what it would mean to re-imagine Jewish history as the story of a tribe who wandered and borrowed and shared, rather than “chosen” people or conquering people or eternal victims.