Torah Study with Nechama Tamler

Monthly on the 4th Shabbat of every month
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You are invited and warmly welcomed to spend an hour looking at a few nuggets in the weekly Torah portion and mining the words and phrases to uncover possible meanings that can be applied to our lives, right now. We’ll spend time in hevrutot (pairs) or small groups discussing the ways the words of the parasha (portion of the week) could be relevant to each of us in different ways, and enjoy the multi-vocality of the text. We’ll use the Etz Chayim humash with the JPS translation—please feel free to bring another translation to spice things up.

Upcoming Dates

  • January 26, 2019
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 27
  • May 25
  • June 22

Nechama Tamler teaches (and learns from) adults in a variety of settings; currently she co-facilitates study groups on the Peninsula focusing on popular Israeli culture with a new curriculum she co-designed, ISRAEL BONDS: Traditional Texts Meet Israeli Pop Culture. Most recently she published a book of poetry, Each Holy Breath, available on line. She has taught at the Florence Melton Adult Mini School at several JCCs, the Feast of Jewish Learning, Limmud and Bible By The Bay. She also facilitated professional development for synagogue school teachers in synagogue schools, sponsored by Jewish Learning Works (formerly BJE.) Before returning to her passion of teaching and learning, Nechama held professional staff positions at the JCF and the BJE for over 20 years. She graduated from UC Berkeley and earned her MA in n counseling psychology from the Univ. of Santa Clara. She also participated in the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows in Israel. Nechama lives in Palo Alto with her husband, Howard; they have been members of Kol Emeth for over 30 years, raised their 3 children here, and are now reaping the dividends, with five grandchildren (four of whom are local.)

Post archive date: Saturday June 22nd, 2019