Special Classes and Electives

Discover new and interesting classes developed by our faculty

The national bestseller from one of our country’s most prominent rabbis, an inspiring book about the power of community based on one of her most impactful sermons.
 
In a time of loneliness and isolation, social rupture and alienation, what will it take to mend our broken hearts and rebuild our society?
Sharon Brous—a leading American rabbi—makes the case that the spiritual work of our time, as instinctual as it is counter-cultural, is to find our way to one other in celebration, in sorrow, and in solidarity. To show up for each other in moments of joy and pain, vulnerability and possibility, to invest in relationships of shared purpose and build communities of care. 
 
Integrating the wisdom of Kabbalah into the text, we will explore this book and its lessons to manifest greater connection and meaning in our lives.
Classes are offered in-person and virtually through Zoom:
  • Thursdays 12:00-1:15pm Mountain Time / 2:00-3:15pm Eastern (Class meets: July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 22, and 29)

Instructor: Melanie Gruenwald

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In an era marked by the Israel-Hamas conflict, campus protests, and a contentious election year, we face many emotionally charged issues that exacerbate preexisting rifts. The ideological gaps, communication breakdowns, and diminishing mutual respect between conservatives and progressives, North Americans and Israelis, and between parents and their children (or their parents) present a daunting yet urgent challenge.

Fortunately, the kabbalah and received Jewish spiritual tradition offer two invaluable principled practices to help us bridge these growing divides. In this special summer session, we will explore and practice the art of machloket l’shem shamayim (debate for the sake of heaven) and tocheicha (loving rebuke). Join us to learn how these ancient insights can foster understanding, respectful discourse, and reconciliation in today’s polarized world.

Classes are offered in-person and virtually through Zoom:
  • Wednesdays 9:00 – 10:15am Mountain Time/ 11:00 – 12:15pm Eastern (Class meets:  July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, and 21)

    Instructor: Rabbi Jamie Arnold

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    All classes with Rabbi Jamie

    The Kabbalistic Tree of Life is a powerful resource for navigating the stresses and challenges of today’s crazy world and a somatic map for realigning your bodyheartmindspirit. In this class you will learn spiritual practices for accessing and embodying the Tree of Life to bring you into a calmer and more compassionate way of living. Come ready to experience a participatory class including guided meditations and movement.

    This class is offered virtually through Zoom only (in-person not available):
    • Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:15pm Mountain Time/ 2:00 – 3:15pm Eastern (Class meets:  July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, and 21)

      Instructor: Rabbi Jeff Foust

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      Dreams & Kabbalah: “A dream not interpreted is like a letter not read.” This quote is not from Freud or Jung but from the Zohar, the classic medieval Kabbalah text connecting dreams and our spiritual growth. We spend an average of 9 years dreaming. What do our dreams reflect to us of our experience? How are dreams guides for our emotional and spiritual development? Come and see the significance of dreams. Journaling and sharing your dreams helps you apply the Kabbalah dream framework.

      Classes are offered in-person and virtually through Zoom
      • Mondays 12:00-1:15pm Mountain Time / 2:00-3:15pm Eastern (Class meets: July 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, and 19)

        Instructor: Dr. David Sanders

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        Musar offers a framework and a toolkit for translating the philosophical wisdom of kabbalah into a personalized, ongoing spiritual discipline. “Introduction to Mussar” – a deep dive into a new translation and commentary on the classical musar text, “Pathways of Moral Leadership” [Orchot Tzadiqim].

        Classes are offered in-person and virtually through Zoom:
        • Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:45am Mountain Time/ 12:30 – 1:45pm Eastern (Class meets:  July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14, and 21)

          Instructor: Rabbi Jamie Arnold

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          What is Music?  Why is sound and music so central to practically all known cultural and spiritual traditions? What is the connection between music and prayer?  Between music and community-building? How can music help us add even more meaning to our lives and joyous awareness to our souls?

          Explore these and other questions in a special three-week series with Rabbi Jamie Arnold, who will draw both from his own study and experience as a musician as well as Joey Wesineberg’s book “the Torah of Music.”

          This 3-part Series will be offered in-person at Congregation Beth Evergreen (2981 Bergen Peak Dr.  Evergreen, CO) and virtually through Zoom:
          • Fridays 9:30 – 10:45am Mountain Time/ 11:30 – 12:45pm Eastern (Class dates:  Aug 2, 9, and 16)

            Instructor: Rabbi Jamie Arnold

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            Mystical Hebrew Letters: The early Kabbalah focused on the Hebrew letters and language and how this code underlies creation. The beauty of the letters is expressed through their meaning, shape, name and numerical value. The Hebrew letters are containers for the energies of time, including the months of the year and the 12 Spiritual Senses of Soul explained in Sefer Yetzirah (The book of Formation). 

            Classes are offered in-person and virtually through Zoom:
            • Mondays 10:00-11:15am MT / 12:00-1:15pm ET (Class meets: July 8, 15,  22, 29, Aug 5, 12, and 19)

            Instructor: Dr. David Sanders

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              People are often surprised to hear the term “Jewish meditation.” Otherwise knowledgeable Jews, including many rabbis and scholars are not aware that such a thing exists. ~ Aryeh Kaplan
               
              In this class we will explore the foundations of Jewish meditation, incorporating goals, techniques and practice. This class is designed for individuals with little or no background in Jewish meditation.
              Students are encouraged to purchase Aryeh Kaplans book Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide
              Classes are offered in-person and virtually through Zoom:
              • Tuesdays 1:00-2:15pm Mountain Time / 3:00-4:15pm Eastern (Class meets: July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 20, and 27)

              Instructor: Melanie Gruenwald

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              The concept of soul transmigration was introduced into Judaism by the Kabbalah masters of France and Spain in the early twelfth century. Reincarnation speaks to our awareness of self-identity as it takes on new forms through different lifetimes. We explore the philosophic, scientific and spiritual understandings of reincarnation and offer the experience of a guided group regression for access to prior life experiences.

              Classes are offered in-person and virtually through Zoom:

              • Tuesdays 10:00-11:15am Mountain Time /12-1:15pm Eastern with Dr. David Sanders (class meets: July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, and 20)
              Instructor: Dr. David Sanders

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              Join Melanie Gruenwald and Elizabeth Rosenblum for a monthly sound bath meditation at Kabbalah Experience. Melanie will create ritual and context around the theme of the Jewish month, and Elizabeth will lead us in healing meditation.

              Most sessions will be around the new moon of each Jewish month.
              Sessions will be in-person at Kabbalah Experience
              All sessions will be held Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm:

              Winter/ Spring Dates:
              February 8
              March 7
              April 11
              May 23
              Cost: $27/ class; $100 for the series

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              Special Classes and Electives Calendar