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Adult Education 

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Elul Sessions

A weekly opportunity to prepare for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur together in community. Each session will include study of one of the prayers in the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) liturgy, followed by time for contemplative practice (meditation, writing, art) and personal reflection in response to the liturgy. We’ll close with sharing/discussion.


Folks who are very familiar with the liturgy and those who are new to it (and everything in between) are encouraged to come! We will not be parsing the language in depth, but will explore the text in both Hebrew and English, with commentary.


This is a chance to get (more) familiar with the liturgy while also engaging deeply with its themes, in preparation for a deepened experience at Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services.


This will be a multi-access space; participants are welcome to join in person at the Nehar Shalom office at 5 Green St, or to join by Zoom. Please join for one, all, or a few sessions. 


RSVP to Rabbi Leora to join by zoom or reach out with any questions.


Mondays, 7:30-8:45 pm

August 29 (2 Elul)

September 5 (9 Elul)

September 12 (16 Elul)

September 19 (23 Elul)


Nehar Shalom is delighted to join our neighbors in co-sponsoring Brookline Community Selichot

Saturday, September 17th


At 1550 Beacon St, Brookline:

6:30pm Early learning session TBD

7:30 Havdalah with Jim Morgan

8-9 Early selichot with Rabbi Jim Morgan


At Temple Beth Zion (TBZ), 1566 Beacon St, Brookline:

9:30-10:15 Meditation offered by the Nishmat Hayyim: Breath of Life Project

10:30-11:30 Teaching by Rabbi David Jaffe (and possibly Yehuda Webster)

11:30-1am Selichot with Rabbi Ebn Leader and Noah Weinberg

Scoop of Torah


An early morning Scoop of Torah: An informal learning on the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Victor, Nehar Shalom's Founding Rabbi. 

You are invited to join us whenever you are able. “Drop-ins” are most welcome. Exploring the weekly Torah portion offers a rich opportunity to interpret our lives through the lens of Torah and to interpret Torah through the lens of our lives. Come be part of a warm, informal, and supportive learning group.

Every Thursday

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


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