IJV Online Chavurah: Book of Jonah sessions

With the High Holidays fast approaching, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate online. Be sure to come celebrate with IJV’s online chavurah!

IJV Online Chavurah’s Book of Jonah session will take place on Wednesday, September 23 @7:30pm EDT. Everyone is welcome. Email pizarro.lucia[at]gmail.com to register (with “Book of Jonah session” in the subject line).

freygl will facilitate IJV Online Chavurah’s session for women, queer, trans, and/or non-binary folks only, on Thursday, September 24 @7:30pm EDT. Email freygl.gertsovski [at] gmail.com to register (with “Book of Jonah session” in the subject line).

Traditionally, the Book of Jonah is read in the synagogue on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Here are four reasons why.

IJV’s Online Chavurah will come together to read from the Book of Jonah. No presentation, no “message,” no slides, no agenda. Just us, getting together as a group, taking turns to read segments of the Book of Jonah and to reflect on it at a personal level. That’s it!

Accessibility info

The session will be conducted on Zoom. We will screen-share the text we will be reading, which will also be emailed out to participants ahead of time. Participants will be asked to remain muted except when called on to share. ASL or CART will not be provided at this time. Please let us know if you have any accessibility questions.

 About IJV’s Online Chavurah

IJV’s Online Chavurah is a non-Zionist space where we can build connections with like-minded people. All viewpoints are valuable, and we encourage participants to share their own unique thoughts and experiences. This is not a group meant to debate differences in opinion but to share and support each other’s learning. IJV’s Online Chavurah does not presuppose any theology nor any particular knowledge about anything other than one’s own life. It uses a group format to explore Jewish text, liturgy and theology, providing time for participants to discover new meaning in old writings.