Classes and Programs
How Do We Think about God? Explorations in Theology:Over the years, Cantor Cohen has shared his reflections on theology and prayer, expanding the possibilities of how we think about God, and how that affects the way we live our lives and experience the world. This class will continue the exploration with open conversation and text study of contemporary thinkers. Via ZOOM.
The Jewish Case for Reparations:The legacy of the evils and deprivations of slavery in America is glaringly still with us. Are reparations the answer? Rabbi Pamela Wax will lead us through Biblical, Rabbinic, and contemporary texts to highlight the Jewish context and response to this question. Rabbi Wax is the spiritual care coordinator at WJCS and a sought-after teacher on Musar and Jewish spiritual matters. Via ZOOM. Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Israeli Short Stories: We welcome back Rabbi Carl Astor to lead us in discussion of stories by Israeli authors. Some of the authors we will be looking at are S.Y. Agnon, Etgar Keret and Yossel Birstein. Readings distributed in advance. Thursdays, April 23, 30, May 14 and 21.
Bible with Rabbi Adam: We continue our journey through the Book of Kings, from the demise of King David, through the grandeur of King Solomon and the many Kings who follow. It’s an ancient lens to view modern problems, Judaism today and the perennial human condition. Newcomers welcome as we explore the stories, language and meaning of this book. Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 am via ZOOM.
Prayerbook Hebrew: Learn basic Hebrew with emphasis on the meaning of prayers. Led by Ellen Lewis. Newcomers welcome to join. Wednesdays, 10:45 am-noon via ZOOM.
Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A perennial Shaarei Tikvah favorite. Join us as we take turns teaching on Jewish-related topics. You’ll be surprised at the topics we cover! Thursday, May 28 8-11 p.m.