Summer

JUDAISM’S ROYAL WEDDING: THE SHEKHINAH, TORAH LEARNING AND TIKKUN OLAM. In this slide-discussion Debra Band will discuss the Jewish people’s  role in tikkun olam, “repairing the world” through Torah study, specifically in the Tikkun Le’eil Shavuot.  The relationship among ideas presented in the class will be exemplified through artwork from Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification and The Song of Songs: the Honeybee in the Garden.  In person or via video-conference, high-school age through adult. Prints and commentaries from The Song of Songs will be available for purchase for classroom (or individual participant’s) use. 20% discount on orders of 20+ copies of Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class.

MEGILLAT RUTH: SURVIVAL, LOVE AND LANDMegillat Ruth, traces a climb from personal and national tragedy toward redemption and joy. The depth and humanity of its three central characters and the ubiquity of their situations and values have rendered its four short chapters among the most beloved in all of biblical literature. Debra Band teaches how kindness, love, communal responsibility, devotion to the land of Israel, and other Jewish values shine in this tale, using the illuminations of Megillat Ruth in Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah. Elementary school age through adult. Available in person or via video-conference. 20% discount on orders of 20+ copies of Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah available upon scheduling class.

JUST FOR FUN! JEWISH THEMES FOR SUMMER VACATION SEASON.  Many of us welcome the opportunity that summer vacation season offers for enjoying nature and travel.  In this delightful slide-discussion Debra Band asks families about their vacation plans, and reveals their Jewish values side, love of nature, rest, and the fascination of discovering Jewish sites and archeology in many parts of the world.  Images are drawn from several of Debra’s books and her related travel photography and sketches. Intended especially for family education groups but available for other groups upon request.  Available in-person or via video-conference.  20% discount on orders of 20+ copies All the World Praises You! an illuminated Aleph-Bet book, Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah, and Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class, while prints and commentaries from other materials included in the talk will be available for purchase for classroom (or individual participant’s) use.  Wonderfully complemented by the YOUR SPIRIT IN LIGHTS! WORKSHOP (in person only), with a focus on encouraging families to articulate and express the values they hope to infuse in their vacation plans.

BEFORE TISHA B’AV: MEDITATIONS ON JERUSALEM. As we prepare for Tisha b’Av, it’s helpful to explore the whole panoply of meanings that Jerusalem has meant to the Jewish people across time and space.  In this lively slide discussion sharing her travel photography, sketches, and illuminations from all her books and unpublished works illuminated poetry of Judah Halevi, Debra Band will discuss the many kinds of historical and symbolic meanings, archeology, midrash and personal emotion embedded in our feelings about Jerusalem. In-person or available via video conference. Suitable for high-school age through adult.  20% discount on orders of 20+ copies Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class, while prints and commentaries from other materials included in the talk will be available for purchase for classroom (or individual participant’s) use. When complemented by the YOUR SPIRIT IN LIGHTS! WORKSHOP (in person only), the workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to express some aspect of their own thoughts and feelings about Jerusalem.

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