Kabbalah classes presented by the Norfolk Kollel

by | Nov 20, 2017 | What’s Happening

Afternoon and evening options available
Tuesdays, Dec. 5, Dec. 12,
Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, 7:30 pm
Wednesdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6,
Dec. 13, Dec. 20, Jan. 10,
Jan. 17, 12:30 pm

Since its inception, the Norfolk Kollel has provided a variety of Torah classes and inspirational programs to the Jews of Tidewater. In the past year, they have teamed up with United Jewish Federation of Tidewater on multiple occasions, including on two Mussar series and by hosting Dr. Mark Goldfeder for three separate events about law and Israel.

In its newest project, the Norfolk Kollel is partnering with the Simon Family JCC to offer a series on Kabbalah. Kabbalah (literally: tradition) is a collection of ancient, mystical teachings that offer the deepest insights into the essence of God, His interaction with the world, and the purpose of creation. These mystical teachings have been passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years and are sometimes referred to as the soul of the Torah.

While Kabbalah can initially appear esoteric or abstract, a proper understanding of Kabbalistic texts leads to eye-opening lessons. As with many classic Jewish texts, Kabbalah is just as applicable today as ever. This series aims to analyze these ancient teachings and explore how to relate these concepts today.

The series of six classes will run from late November until January with two options to attend; Tuesdays evenings or Wednesday afternoons. To RSVP or for more information about this series or about the Norfolk Kollel, email rabbirudin@norfolkkollel.com or call 757-386-3274.

– Rabbi Gavriel Rudin