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Learn to Read Hebrew

An informal setting is provided for students wishing to learn to read Hebrew. Beginners or those wishing to brush up on their reading skills are invited to this class. (Additional fee for workbook may be required).Instructor: Elaine Grossman

Thursdays, October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17,

December 1, 8, 15, 22 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Jewish Art & Artists Who Are Jewish 

Artists whose work is devoted to Jewish subjects and those who may or may not include Jewish themes in their oeuvre is the focus of this monthly series.

Instructor: Irene Cohen 

Wednesdays, October 26, November 9, December 14 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


To Jew or Not To Jew

What does it mean to be Jewish? How can a person live in today’s Jewish world and be committed to a Jewish lifestyle? What are the obstacles internal and external? How do we overcome them or let them consume you? Get ready for a great discussion that will be the “chai” of your day. Instructor: Andy Greenberg

Wednesday, October 26 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Ethics Of Our Fathers: Is the Jewish Lifestyle Too Idealistic For Our Modern World?

Learn what the Torah, Rabbi’s sages and today’s Jewish teaching have to say about humility, friendship, loving kindness, leadership, charity, a good name, honor, wealth, taking care of the body, being slow to anger, using good words and more. Instructor: Andy Greenberg

Wednesday, November 2 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Jewish Ethics 

This will be a presentation and discussion of modern approaches to Jewish ethics and everyday practices. The relationship of Jewish ethics to other approaches in life, behavior attributes, and the Mussar approach will also be presented. Your contributions to the discussions are encouraged and welcome.
Instructor: Paul Tress

Thursdays, November 3, 10 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


 They Had Jewish Roots Too! 

Famous people who have a Jewish parent or Jewish ancestors are included, with some surprises for the audience. Pictures and verbal clues are given for the audience to guess each identity before the background information is presented. Photographs via Power Point enhance this presentation. New and interesting people have been added to this popular program. Instructor: Dr. Rose Feinberg

Wednesday, November 16 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Being a Mencsch: What Mussar Has To Teach Us 

After a brief introduction to Mussar, the class will learn about different traits that will help you understand our soul’s journey. This interactive class will discuss traits such as loving kindness, generosity, gratitude, joy, equanimity and patience. Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Stier

Mondays, November 21, 28, December 12, 19 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Jews In America 

This is a four-part documentary series referencing the PBS series chronicling Jewish life in America from the late 19th Century to the mid or late 20th Century. Each part covers a particular decade and stands on its own. Instructors: Sherry Picker & Tali Kentof


Mondays, November 28, December 5, 12, 19 | 12:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Judaism and Reincaration 

YOLO - You only live once, right? Do I need to worry if I kill a cockroach that may have been my aunt reincarnated? Join a discussion to explore what Judaism has to say about this subject. Instructor: Rabbi Jay Lyons

Monday, December 5 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The Many Reasons Jews are Abandoning Jewish Institutions In the US 

What is going on in the United States with this generation of Jewish People? Why do fewer Jews choose to belong to synagogues? Why is inter-faith marriage more popular than ever before? Why is there such a growth of discrimination of Jewish students on college and university campuses? These are some of the burning questions to be asked and discussed in these sessions. Instructor: Susan Jaffe

Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


Biblical Seductions Based on the Book By Sandra E Rapaport

‘Biblical Seductions’ retells six Biblical stories of lust, desperation, abduction, love, violence, unique human kindness and survival. This is illuminated through centuries of bold and sensitive Midrashic insight. These ancient tales of David & Batsheva, Lot & his daughters, Dinah & Schehem, Juday & Taomar, Ruth & Boaz and Amnon & Tamar are timeless stories. Instructor: Saundra Rothenberg-Lurie

Thursdays, December 8, 15, 22 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest


The Top 10 Co-Opted and Corrupted Jewish Words of All Time 

Have you ever heard a Jewish person use the word “resurrection”? Are you sure you know what “Chazzan” means? We will have an eye-opening investigation of some very common (and very uncommon) words, their origins in Judaism, and their use in parlance. Instructor: Rabbi Jay Lyons

Monday, December 12 | 2:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

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