News and Events
May 12, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
May 1, 7PM
You are invited to join a conversation with CBE writers Joanne Greenberg, Nancy Larner, Elisa Robyn, Ron Solomon and Marilyn Saltzman. The writers will lead an interactive discussion about writing and words – how they choose their words; why and how they express their creativity through words; and the power and limitations of words. Rabbi Jamie Arnold will moderate the conversation.
We are opening a new evening Mussar study group that will meet monthly from 7 to 8:30PM on the second Tuesday of each month. The May 8 session will focus on “Who, Why and How am I? Principles and Practices of Mussar.” Whether you are a new Mussar practitioner or have been studying for some time, you are welcome to participate in this ongoing group.
Saturday, May 12, 11AM
Join Rabbi Rami Shapiro for a bit of wisdom for the "spiritually independent." This workshop is for Jews and non-Jews alike, so invite your friends!
Based on his book Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent, a "bible" for this vast and growing social movement. It weaves sacred texts and teachings from the world’s major religions―Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and more―into a coherent exploration of the five core questions at the heart of every religion’s search:
• Who am I? • Where did I come from? • Where am I going? • How shall I live? • Why?
2 p.m. Sunday, May 20
Tour the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Dr. Russ Arnold, professor of religious studies at Regis University. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest known biblical documents, dating back over 2,000 years, and this is the first time they are being exhibited in Colorado. Ten scrolls, including two that have never before been open to public viewing, are on display.
The exhibit includes hundreds of authentic artifacts from the ancient Middle East, including inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terra cotta figurines, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics and jewelry. The exhibit features a re-creation of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, with an actual three-ton stone from the wall believed to have fallen in 70 CE. Guests may leave notes that will be sent to Israel.
Arnold has a Ph.D., in Hebrew Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Hebrew Language and Literature both from UCLA. His articles about the Dead Sea Scrolls have been included in scholarly books.
Cost of the exhibit is $23.35 for adults; $19.75 for seniors (65 and over); and $16.15 for ages 3-18. Space is limited. Sign up below by April 15.
There is a 40-minute IMAX presentation on Jerusalem at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. that day for those wishing to see that movie on their own before or after the tour.