Ongoing Learning Opportunities at Yavneh
Please note that meeting times sometimes change. Check the Yavneh calendar for most up-to-date information.
- Hebrew education for children is offered through through partnerships with Beth Meyer Synagogue and the Chabad Center in North Raleigh. We supplement the Hebrew program with Yavneh family learn-shops throughout the school year, and we will offer our own b’nai mitzvah instruction as our students reach that important milestone in their Jewish learning.
- Adult B'nai Mitzvah classes are offered to those who missed out on the opportunity in their youth.
- Dinner and Schmooze with the Rabbi is a monthly opportunity to join with the Yavneh community members for food and informal conversation. We usually meet the fourth Sunday of the month, at 6:30 pm. Refer to the calendar or Yavneh's Meetup group for time and location.
- Yavneh Meditation Group. Yavneh member and trained meditation instructor, Clarissa Schaeffer, leads weekly group practice, inspiration and discussion on Monday and Thursday afternoons in north Raleigh. For location, to receive ongoing information, or if you have questions, please email Clarissa.
- Spirit-Wisdom-Intuition SoulCollage® card-making workshops are facilitated by Doreen Clark. They take place on selected afternoons, with a suggested donation of $10. Sessions are three hours long, plus some time beforehand for schmoozing and snacking. Contact Doreen for more information or to reserve your spot. Enrollment at each workshop is limited.
- Mitzvot Study Group (currently on hiatus). The purpose of this group is to introduce or increase intentionality (kavannah) into our individual spiritual practices. At each meeting we study a different one (or a group of several) of the 613 mitzvot (commandments). This group is open to participants of all religions (as well as genders, ages, etc.). The group meets in member homes.
- Men’s Spirituality Group (currently on hiatus). This group provides an opportunity to explore how we can understand Torah/Jewish-based spirituality from our perspectives as men, fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, and friends and to explore how Torah/Jewish-based spirituality can inform how we live our lives.