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Fill your coffee mug and your spirit, joining Rachael live on Zoom for “Food For Our Neshama, Coffee For Me”, a jolt of inspiration and warm conversation.

 

This program runs weekly, excluding Civic and Jewish holidays, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Our Coffee series is on hiatus for the summer, please check back for when we resume in the fall. 

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Rachael’s Centre is dedicated to building inclusive, ethically driven communities of learning. Through our courses, lectures, and online content, we strive to offer an experience of Jewish texts and wisdom, that exposes their benefit to the modern world. There are many ways to connect and grow with Rachael’s Centre; we look forward to connecting with you.

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Dr. Rachael Turkienicz has championed inclusive and accessible Jewish education for more than 40 years, paving the way for a woman’s right to fully engage with all facets of Jewish study. Founder and Director of Rachael’s Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics, she continues to devote herself to building pluralistic, ethically driven communities of learning in Toronto and globally.

Parshat Chukat: But It Was Only a Rock!

Parshat Chukat: But It Was Only a Rock! Over the past 15 months, I have begun talking to the television more and more — I never used to talk to the television.  I always found it amusing when I heard other people warn the characters in a movie not to go into the basement because

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Parshat Korach: A Moment That Defined a Leader

Parshat Korach: A Moment That Defined a Leader This week I had the pleasure of seeing my extended family on Zoom as we gathered to celebrate my great-niece’s third birthday.  I watched the little Zoom squares appear as each family signed on.  Over the last 15 months, there have been new babies born into some

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Parshat Shlach: When Worlds Collide

Parshat Shlach: When Worlds Collide One of the changes that has occurred over the last year and a half is my adjustment to working from home.  I’m not working at home, I’m working from home.  The difference is in how we view the content of the work.  When I’m working at home, I’m doing the

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Parshat BeHa’alotcha: I’ve Looked at Clouds…

Parshat BeHa’alotcha: I’ve Looked at Clouds… The other day I was watching the clouds.  I remember learning about clouds in school and that there are different names for the different clusters and colours of clouds…I don’t remember what those are.  I’m pretty good at identifying rain clouds or snow clouds (granted they’re pretty much the

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Parshat Naso: Stand Up & Be Counted? I Don’t Think So

Parshat Naso: Stand Up & Be Counted? I Don’t Think So This week, I completed the national census that the government sent everyone.  It’s illegal to not participate.  It makes some people nervous to be giving personal information to the government, which is an interesting measure of our trust in governments.  Collecting information for a

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Parshat Bamidbar: Reflected in the Shifting Sands

Parshat Bamidbar: Reflected in the Shifting Sands With everything that’s been going on in Israel this past week, I find myself caught in moments of memory.  Years ago, I remember exploring the Sinai desert, mostly on an Egged bus (Israel’s public bus system).  A group of strangers would board the bus in Tel Aviv and

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