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Sunday, January 14 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Hagbah, an Uplifting and Hands-On Experience: Are You Hagbah-Curious?

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Did you know that most Torahs weigh only 15–25 lb—despite the common belief that the mitzvah of Hagbah can be performed only by the same 5 guys in their community? Leave this session able to: 1) handle a Torah scroll confidently and successfully; 2) understand the mitzvah’s history, customs, and spiritual meaning; and 3) answer, “Hineini…I am here,” when your Gabbai next asks, “Is there anybody who can do Hagbah?” All welcome, regardless of age or body strength. "You only need to be strong to do it wrong," so come enjoy the learning and lifting, and inspire yourselves and your congregations

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Daniel Markowitz

Daniel grew up in Berkeley, CA, and attended a Modern Orthodox synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel. He was a Jewish educator through his college years at Stanford and was a member of CAJE. He is currently a member of Congregation Beth Shalom, where he and Alan Rodan have implemented... Read More →
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Alan Rodan

Alan grew up in Seattle and attended Seattle Hebrew Academy. He has been a member of Congregation Beth Shalom for over 25 years and has been involved in many aspects, including Adult Ed, Torah study, and morning minyan.

Sunday January 14, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Alumni (South)