JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group - Connecting Like-Minded Jews in a Welcoming Community
Are you in search of a community where you can connect with like-minded Jews who share your views on Palestine?
Do you yearn for a sense of belonging and acceptance in a Jewish community that allows you to express your politics and values without compromise?
If so, JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group can provide you with the community you've been seeking.
As humans, we naturally seek connection and a sense of belonging. As Jews who refuse to remain silent in the face of Israel's violent oppression of the Palestinian people, we often find ourselves excluded and isolated within the Jewish establishment.
Our politics come from a deeply spiritual place. But it is our politics, inextricably linked to our deepest values, that exclude us from Jewish institutions, often forcing us to choose between integrity and Jewish community.
If you are looking for a community where you can freely express your views, engage in meaningful discussions, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your values, welcome to JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group, an online membership program specifically designed for Jews who feel isolated due to their views on Palestine.
JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group
JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group is a non-Zionist/anti-Zionist space for nonjudgmental community and connection with like-minded people. We aim to be anti-racist, anti-colonial, anti-ageist, anti-ableist, and feminist in our relationships with each other, welcoming feedback and collaboration as we create our non-Zionist/anti-Zionist radical community together.
Through JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group, you will have the opportunity to study the parasha of the week, reflect on its meaning to us today, and share your thoughts and experiences within a welcoming community.
We meet meet via Zoom every Thursday at 12 pm and 7:00 pm Eastern Time, to delve into the parasha of the week.
Join us as we explore our heritage and connect with others who face similar challenges. To apply for JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group, please fill out the application form:
Components of the program:
By joining JeLiThIn’s Parashat Hashavua Group, you will have access to weekly Zoom sessions where we come together to read and reflect on the parasha of the week.
You will dive deep into the weekly parasha, share your thoughts, and build relationships with individuals who understand and support your journey.
The program also includes an optional monthly one-on-one Zoom session with the Rabbi to ask any questions you may have about anything related to either the text or your own personal spiritual growth.
JeLiThIn’s Parashat HaShavua’s small group setting allows us to get to know one another and forge a sense of belonging.
Through personal sharing and attentive listening, we become aware of how others share our same challenges and values, and we feel accepted for who we really are despite our differences.
Through showing up consistently a sense of community and belonging emerges.
JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group is a space where you can be yourself without compromising your values.
Requirements and expectations:
Building a sense of community and belonging requires active effort and participation.
By joining JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group, you commit to:
- regular attendance,
- engaging in the assigned readings
- actively participating in Zoom sessions,
- providing ongoing feedback, and
- embracing the collective journey we undertake together.
When can you join?
As we approach the two-year anniversary of JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group, we're introducing an exciting change. Before starting each book of the Torah, we will open the doors for new members, allowing you to dive deep into the study of a specific book alongside an anti-Zionist Rabbi and a group of like-minded individuals.
The next opening will be for the Book of Genesis which we will start reading on Thursday 12th of October!
About the facilitator:
Rabbi Lucia Pizarro was born in Mexico City, where she became qualified to practice law. She:
- is the first Mexican woman ordained as a rabbi in the Conservative movement
- completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Essex in the UK
- has been involved in Palestinian solidarity since 2002
- led liberation Seders in Ontario from 2009 to 2019
- kick-started IJV’s Online Chavurah in 2020
- is the Founding Spiritual Director at the Jewish Liberation Theology Institute
- is a member of Independent Jewish Voices’ Spiritual and Cultural Network
- is a member of Jewish Voice for Peace’s Rabbinical Council
If you have ever considered joining JeLiThIn's Online Community Groups, which are priced at $249 USD for eight weeks, but found it financially challenging, JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group is here to offer an affordable and enriching membership experience that connects you with like-minded individuals without breaking the bank.
While in JeLiThIn's Online Community Groups, we take two weeks to read a few verses from a parasha, allowing us to study various perspectives, tap into our creativity, and deeply connect with others, JeLiThIn’s Parashat HaShavua Group is a lot less structured and more like a drop-in space that will always be there for you.
JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group is available for only $36 USD per month, providing an affordable opportunity to connect, study, and grow.
Experience the power of community, the joy of learning, and the strength of shared values.
Join JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group today and discover a community that celebrates your voice, embraces your beliefs, and fosters a true sense of belonging.
Apply now and become a part of JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group:
Do you really need to read the parasha every single week?
You are not expected to attend every single Thursday session forever, but the community will always be there for you.
There is no homework other than reading the Torah portion of the week, and we encourage participants to feel comfortable attending even without having read the parasha beforehand!
However, the more you invest in the program, the more you will gain from it. Therefore, we highly recommend reading the parasha of the week before our meeting.
We will meet via Zoom once a week, every Thursday at 12 pm and 7:00 pm Eastern Time (To find out the time in your time zone, please visit 24 timezones).
Our discussions will revolve around the parasha of the week, focusing on the topics and insights that participants bring to the session.
Apply now and become a member of JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group for only $36 USD per month.
Together, let's build a community that embraces our shared values and creates a lasting impact.
Don't miss out on this transformative opportunity to connect with like-minded Jews and embark on a meaningful journey of personal and communal growth.
We look forward to welcoming you into JeLiThIn's Parashat HaShavua Group!