Class Schedule 5778 (2017-18)
Our classes are eclectic, interesting and fun. Join in. Check our homepage for updates and additions to this schedule.
The Ethical Life: Jewish Values in an Age of Choice – A series of six discussions. A Jewish look at contemporary ethical and moral issues including food production, end-of-life care, fracking, disabilities and the ethics of inclusion, mass incarceration, child surrogacy and more.
Thursday evenings Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Dec. 7, Jan 4, Feb 1 at 8pm. The Oct 26th class is at Shaarei Tikvah, subsequent classes will be at individual homes. Please call the office or check the weekly announcements for location information.
SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE WEEKEND with Rabbi Chaim Weiner, Director of Masorti Europe (the Conservative European movement) and of the European Masorti Bet Din.
Rabbi Weiner will speak about the rebirth of Judaism in Europe today as well as the challenges of Anti-Semitism and more. Rabbi Weiner regularly visits Masorti communities across Europe, and is in regular contact with all Masorti rabbis across the continent. He received his Rabbinic Ordination from the Schechter Institute of Judaic Studies in Jerusalem.
Friday evening December 1 & Saturday morning December 2 2017
Lessons from the Book of Samuel – Rabbi Adam’s Wednesday morning class will focus on the Bible’s Book Samuel and what it says about leadership and more.
Wednesdays. 11am-noon. Starting Oct. 4. Check the announcements for updates.
Prayer Book Hebrew – Learn to read from our prayer book with special focus on the meaning of prayers. Basic knowledge of Hebrew alphabet necessary. Newcomers welcome. Led by Ellen Lewis. Wednesdays Oct. 4,18, 23. November 1,8,15,22,29. Dec. 6 from 9:30-11am
Beyond Hummus, a Different Take on Muslim-Jewish Relations. Lunch & Learn with Maital Friedman, Muslim Leadership Initiative Alumni Director at Shalom Hartman Institute. Saturday November 4, following services.
Brush Up on Your Judaism – Whether you slept through religious school, never went in the first place or just want to learn more, this class is for you! We’ll discuss basic topics and no question is off limits. Taught by Rabbi Adam, Alison Kellner and Sally Wittenberg. Starts January with dates TBA.
Joyous Song – Learn more tunes from the Shabbat service and to harmonize as well. Come make beautiful Jewish music with Cantor Cohen and your fellow congregants! No need to have a great voice. Enthusiasm counts! Starting in February after Shabbat services.
Hebrew Literature in English – Rabbi Carl Astor will return this spring to teach a few classes. Stay tuned for details.
300 Ways to Enhance your Seder with guest speaker Murray Spiegel. Thursday March 8 at 7:30.
For more information about classes, contact Rabbi Adam, Carol Mermey or Joel Weinberg via the office.