San Francisco Torah for Women 2011-2012 Sessions

“The Wisdom and Beauty of the Chumash” • 2011-2012 Archives

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2011-2012
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SESSION #
HANDOUTS
AUDIO
HOMEWORK
(i.e., for next time)
Session 1 • September 2 • “Introduction to the Patriarchs”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-LechLechaA.mp3[/powerpress]
(a) Read: Genesis 12
(pp. 55-59)
Goal: 1 paragraph/day
(b) 2-minute avodah: appreciation
(c) Use the chart!
Session 2 • Sept. 9 • “Go For Yourself”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-LechLechaB.mp3[/powerpress]
(a) Read: Genesis 13
(pp 59-61)
Goal: 1 paragraph/day
(b) 2-minute avodah: appreciation
(c) Use the chart!
Session 3 • Sept. 16 • “Avram v. Lot”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-LechLechaC.mp3[/powerpress]
(a) Read: Genesis 14
(pp. 61-65)
(b) Write a midrash on 13:13
(c) Continue the 2-minute avodah and of course use the chart!
Session 4 • September 21 (Rosh Hashana Special)
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-RoshHashanaSession.mp3[/powerpress]
(a) Special Yom Kippur readings
pp. 1238-1240
(b) Continue the 2-minute avodah and use the chart
Session 5 •
October 7 • Yom Kippur: Book of Jonah
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(a) Read: Gen 14-15
(thru p. 71)
(b) Sit in a Sukka!
Session 6 •
October 19 • “Avraham’s War”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-LechLechaD.mp3[/powerpress]
(a) Read: Gen 16-17
(pp. 71-77)
(b) Chart of Abraham’s tests
(c) Avodah: Complaining
Session 7 •
October 28 • “Covenant”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-LechLechaE.mp3[/powerpress]
(a) Read thru Gen 17
(to p. 77)
(b) Chart of Abraham’s tests
(c) Avodah: Complaining (try 1 hr/day)
Session 8 • November 1
Special Topic: Shabbat
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-ShabbatSession.mp3[/powerpress]
Same as last week
Avodah: 1 hr/day no complaints
Session 9 • November 2
Special Couples Class
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-CouplesSessionA.mp3[/powerpress]
Same as last week
Avodah: Continue: 1 hr/day no complaints
Session 10 • November 11 • “Circumcision”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-LechLechaF.mp3[/powerpress]
a. Genesis Ch. 18 (to p. 85)
b. Chart of Avraham’s tests
c. 1-hour avodah:no complaints
Session 11 • November 18 • “Three Men”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayeiraA.mp3[/powerpress]
a. Genesis Ch. 19 (to p. 91)
b. Chart of Avraham’s tests
c. 1-hour avodah:no complaints
Session 12 • December 2 • “Sodom”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayeiraB.mp3[/powerpress]
a. Gen Ch. 20-21:21 (to p. 99)
b. Chart of Avraham’s tests
c. 1-hour avodah:no complaints
Couples Session • December 5 • “Intimacy”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-CouplesSessionB.mp3[/powerpress]
Session 13 •
December 9 •
“Isaac / Hagar / Hannuka”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayeiraC.mp3[/powerpress]
a. Gen thru Ch. 22 (p. 105)
b. Chart of Avraham’s tests
c. 1-hour avodah:no complaints
Session 14 •
January 6 •
“Akeida / Binding”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayeiraD.mp3[/powerpress]
a. Ch. 23 (to p. 109) – “The Machpela”
b. Complete your Chart of Avraham’s tests
Couples Session • January 2012 • “Parenting Pt. 1”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-CouplesSessionC.mp3[/powerpress]
Practice the 3 rules of excellent parenting!
Session 15 •
January 13 •
“Akeida Pt. 2”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-ChayeiSarahA.mp3[/powerpress]
Ch. 23 (to p. 109) – “The Machpela”
Session 16 •
January 20 •
“The Machpela”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-ChayeiSarahB.mp3[/powerpress]
Ch. 24 (p. 109-121) – “Rebecca/Rivka” (What is the wisdom here on how to find a wife?)
Session 17 •
January 27 •
“Rebecca/Rivka”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-ChayeiSarahC.mp3[/powerpress]
Ch. 25:1-17 – “Bnei Ketura” (Only 17 lines) Your 10 Tests exercise (con’d)
Session 18 •
February 10 •
“Bnei Ketura”
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trope audio
trope graphic
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-ChayeiSarahD.mp3[/powerpress]
Ch. 25:18-33 (to p. 129) – “Jacob & Esav”
3 questions about this passage
Session 19 •
February 17 •
“Yaakov & Esav”
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a. Ch. 26 (pp. 129-133) – “Yitzchok”
b. 3 parenting questions
Session 20 •
February 24 •
“Yitzchok”
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a. PP 1252-1261 – “Purim”
b. 3 parenting issues
c. 1 good joke
Session 21 •
March 2 •
“Purim”
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Ch. 27-28:9 (pp. 135-143) – “Jacob the Trickster”
Session 22 •
March 9 •
“Jacob the Trickster”
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a. Ch. 28 (pp. 143-147) – “Jacob’s Ladder”
b. Passover reading #1: Exodus 6:2-8 (p. 319)
Couples Session •
March 13 •
“Parenting Pt 2”
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Session 23 •
March 23 •
“Jacob’s Ladder”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayeitzeiA.mp3[/powerpress]
Passover reading #2: Exodus 12:14-41 (p. 353-359)
Session 24 •
March 30 •
“Passover II”
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Ch. 29 (pp. 147-151) – “Jacob and Rachel: A Love Story”
Session 25 •
April 20 •
“Jacob + Rachel”
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Rachel and Leah: A Rivalry
a. Gen. 29-30 (p. 151-161)
b. Avot II:2-7
(download Avot here or here)
Session 26 •
April 27 •
“Rachel and Leah: A Rivalry”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayeitzeiC.mp3[/powerpress]
Yaakov v. Lavan
a. Gen. 31 (p. 161-169)
b. Avot 3:22
(download Avot here or here)
Session 27 •
May 4 •
“Yaakov v. Lavan”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayeitzeiD.mp3[/powerpress]
Yaakov’s Return
a. Gen. 32 (p. 169-177)
b. Avot 4:1
(download Avot here or here)
Session 28 •
May 18 •
“Yaakov’s Return”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayishlachA.mp3[/powerpress]
Showdown with Esav
a. Gen. 33-34 (p. 177-185)
b. Avot 5:13-15
Session 29 •
May 25 •
“Showdown with Esav”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayishlachB.mp3[/powerpress]
Beyond Shechem
a. Gen. 35-36 (p. 187-197)
b. Avot 6:6
Session 30 •
June 1 •
“Sh’chem”
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[powerpress]http://jsli.org/members/CHSF-VayishlachC.mp3[/powerpress]
Beyond Shechem
a. Gen. 35-36 (p. 187-197)
b. Avot 6:6

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