Sign In Forgot Password

Building a Place in Time:The Many Meanings of Shabbat

Classes are cancelled until January 9, 2022

Are you interested in learning more about the laws, customs, rituals and philosophy of Shabbat? Would you like to enhance your observance of Shabbat, and make it a central feature of your life? If so, please join Rabbi Dan for CTI’s newest class — “Building a Palace in Time: The Many Meanings of Shabbat.” 

In this class, we will not only explore how to keep Shabbat, but why we do so in the first place. Why is Shabbat so preciously unique to the Jewish people? 

  • Why did God make the observance of Shabbat so essential for a spiritual relationship with Him? 
  • How does Shabbat and its observance help us better understand ourselves as individuals and as a community? 
  • How do all of the laws and observances of Shabbat help us better understand and experience 
  • what spiritual freedom is really all about?

“Building a Palace in Time: The Many Meanings of Shabbat” will operate like a book club and will meet via Zoom on Sunday evenings, from 7:00-8:00 PM. With each new unit, a different book will be assigned, and we will work through each book according to scheduled readings and thought prompts. Individual members are responsible for obtaining the assigned books, all of which can be easily found on

Our first book will be The Sabbath, by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. In this book, we will delve into the deeper meaning of Shabbat, its purpose, its eternal import on Jewish life and on the Jewish people, and how the gift of Shabbat has shaped civilization. 

This class is free of charge. No prior background is required, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!  RSVPs are requested.  Please complete the form below to reserve your place in this class.

To join the virtual class via Zoom:
Click on:

or to connect via phone, dial (346) 248-7799,
Meeting ID: 815 2791 8261
Passcode: 535097

If you are a member of Tiferet Israel, many of the fields below will be prefilled with your information if you login first.  You can login using the Login button in the upper right corner of this page.


Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783