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Joe Septimus

Telephone: 212 877 0690

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Joe Septimus is President of Septimus Consulting, Inc., a company that works with businesses and Jewish Not for Profits. He teaches Torah at Darkhei Noam, Melton schools, Central Synagogue, Manhattan JCC & Limmud. Joe has an MBA from NYU, a BA in Philosophy, is an exec. board member of Darkhei Noam, an innovative West Side community, Treasurer of the Beth Din of America, STAR Synagogue consultant, Wexner Heritage alum, and author of the Tfila study guide that accompanies Debbie Friedman’s new Shacharit CD.

Shift Happens: Space, Quantity, Intentionality

Using The Kabbalistic Paradigm: Olam, Shana, Nefesh

David Ingber, Joe Septimus

Spirituality & Mindfulness, Text & Thought

The kabbalist’s (Jewish mystic's) reality consists of three dimensions: space (infinity), time (quantity) and intentionality (consciousness), all of which are potentially holy. We will learn traditional applications of this concept and explore new frontiers of applicability. We will study rabbinic texts and their practical application in ritual (such as Chanukah candle lighting), prayer relationships, and life planning. We will explore the dynamic relationships and conflicts that arise among the three dimensions.

Revealed and Concealed: The Silence in Our Narrative

The Presence of the Silent, Absent, Empty, and Lost

Spirituality & Mindfulness, Text & Thought

Our personal and classical narratives, the stories of our lives, possess more than we are willing or able to show or speak. We will explore the presence of silence, absence, the hidden, emptiness and loss in Torah, Talmud, Kabbalah (mysticism), psychotherapy, art, architecture, education, and business. We will use Talmud, siddur (prayer book), painting, photography, narrative, and audited financial statements as text.

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