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Shabbat Morning Services Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Richman

Saturday, March 9, 2024 29 Adar I 5784

10:00 AM - 1:00 PMIn person at B'nai West (Highlands Church at 1700 S. Grant Street, Denver, CO) or Service live-streamed via Zoom

Shabbat Morning Services Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Richman

Shabbat Morning D’var Torah: “Torah in Our Hands: Lessons from the Physical Scroll.” 

Rabbi Bec Richman will share with us her own words of Torah in her D’var Torah entitled “Torah in Our Hands: Lessons from the Physical Scroll.” 

Lunch and Learn: The Art of Torah

After services, we’ll learn together while sharing a lunch of Snarf's sandwiches (box lunches) and potluck sides/desserts. Grab some food and shmooze for a few minutes before settling into a guided exploration of the practical and spiritual laws and guidelines that govern and orient a scribe’s work. We will learn all about the practical bits of scribing and repairing sacred texts. What is parchment made of? What can you write with? What do you need to do in preparation for writing? What are the rules of writing? What happens when you inevitably make a mistake? What is the relationship between the mind and the body in scribing an ancient, sacred, living text? Come to explore these questions and more together. 

Childcare provided upon request.


Rabbi Bec Richman (she/her) is a mama, soferet (Torah scribe), and potter who serves on the faculty of the Jewish Studio Project. Her art and facilitation are rooted in the belief that creativity is inherently accessible, healing, and liberatory. A graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Bec lives in Cleveland Heights, OH with her partner and kiddos. 

Rabbi Richman joins our community for the weekend of March 8-10 for a scribal artist residency. Together, we will learn about the role of women in scribing sacred texts, the exacting and expansive work of scribes, the practicalities of writing and repairing sacred texts, and the spiritual connections between scribing and our daily lives. 






Torah in our Hands with Rabbi Bec Richman:
Shabbat Morning Services and Lunch & Learn

Saturday, March 9, 2024 • 10:00 am MST
Attend in person at B'nai West or by Zoom (service only). 
A Zoom link will be emailed upon registration.

Please let us know how many children you'd like childcare provided for, and their ages.
   Bringing a Vegetarian Side Dish/Salad for 8-10 People
   Bringing a Dessert for 8-10 People
   Potluck Side or Dessert will be Gluten or Dairy Free
   Coming early to set up and greet people - Fully Booked
   Staying late to help clean up - Fully Booked
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