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Thursday, October 24, 2019
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1:00pm [1:00pm] Mah Jongg
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If you think Mah-Jongg is just for little old ladies, think again. A new generation of enthusiasts is spearheading the revival of this enjoyable tile game. Playing Mah Jongg is fun, social, and a good brain work-out. CAA member and Mah Jongg instructor extraordinaire, Nancy Stone has a Mah Jongg group that meets at CAA on Thursdays at 1:00pm. There's an open invitation to join the group or just come to see what it's all about! Beginners are welcome!

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6:00pm [6:30pm] D'var Torah Class
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Giving a Dvar Torah – sermon – at CAA is fun! It’s a chance to think deeply about a small section of Torah text, find out what others have thought, and come up with your own interpretation. Then you get to share your interpretation with a rapt Friday night congregation. CAA is a great place for your debut Dvar Torah – your talk can be short and informal, and the people are friendly and appreciative. Dale Rosenberg has given a great many Divrei Torah (plural) in many different synagogues, and has taught people from age 9 to 70 to write and deliver their first one. She will happily teach you, too. In two evening sessions you’ll learn: • How to find a Torah portion (or a portion of a Torah portion) that really motivates you to say something • How to research what commentators old and new have said about it • Putting your thoughts into a coherent talk • How to inject your personal experience into the Dvar Torah without oversharing • How to speak so the congregation will want to listen • Humor? Good idea or not? • How to end with something the congregation can remember Dale is happy to help you after the classes, if you’d like someone to review your dvar before you deliver it, or to hear you read it and give tips on delivery. Call the CAA office to register for this two-class series. If you can only attend one or the other, that’s okay, too.

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