Living Room Learning

The Living Room Learning group meets as regularly as possible on Wednesday evenings (from 7:30-9pm) to study (and examine, and discuss, and argue about) core Jewish texts.  Our group has been going strong for 9+ years -- and participants have floated in and out over time.  On a typical week, we'll have 8-12 people sitting around in someone's living room, learning and chatting together over tasty treats.  Everyone is welcome - you do not need to know Hebrew.  Your life experience and good sense will give you plenty of tools with which to analyze the text.  Just come with an open mind and a genuine curiosity.  And, we're happy for regular participation -- and the more you learn, the more cool connections you'll find! -- but we're also very happy to have newcomers drop in to check things out, or come every once in a while as your schedule permits.

Join us for a five-week series on death and mourning. A wide range of texts -- halakhah (Jewish law), liturgy, and stories from our tradition -- will serve as windows into conversations about the end of life, Jewish burial practices, mourning, and memory. Rabbi Rachel promises that even with serious subject matter, we will have a great time learning together, snacking, and building community (as always) -- we hope you will plan to join us!  

The dates for the future sessions:

November 14

November 28

December 5

December 12

December 19

Click on the details and registration button for complete details about this particular series and please email us to be added to the LRL email list for complete details.

Program Staff

Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum
Rabbi and Executive Director

On any given day, you might find Rachel meeting with new partners, preparing for life- cycle events, teaching Torah, pondering next year’s budget, or trying to keep her inbox below 1000 new messages!  She also enjoys leading spirited prayer services and believes in the role of Judaism in working toward the principles of justice and service. Rachel co­-founded Kavana in 2006 with Suzi LeVine, and since then has received national recognition and awards for her work. She is a native of Charleston and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary.