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   Fall 2016

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Judaic and Israel classes are planned in consultation with the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education, in partnership with New Synagogue of Palm Beach, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth EI, Temple Israel and Temple Judea, and taught by their clergy or education directors. These classes are offered free of charge to participating synagogue members, with the exception of the Hebrew classes for which there is a fee.

An Introduction to Shaarei Yosher: A Mussar Perspective On The Meaning Of Life

Mussar is a Jewish movement that began in Eastern Europe in the 19th century in order to assist us in our ethical and spiritual development through teachings and practices. Rav Shimon Shkop, the founding dean of Yeshivat Shaar haTorah in Grodno, Lithuania where Mussar was taught to all students, wrote Shaarei Yosher, a book dealing with how to resolve religious doubt. The introduction to the book presents a global view of life and its purpose from a Mussar-based perspective. In this course, we will study Rav Shkop’s illuminating and insightful teachings in order to better understand our mission in life, and how holiness, self-sufficiency, and generosity are interrelated

Instructor Dr. Barry Horowitz is a local physician and has been a Temple Israel member for almost 20 years. He has studied and practiced Mussar for several years, and is a graduate of the Mussar Institute’s Manchim course, which teaches how to facilitate a Mussar group. For the past seven years, Dr. Horowitz has facilitated a similar course of study. 

Mondays: October 31 | Novevember 7, 14 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Free to Members of Participating Temples
Free to Mandel JCC Members
3 classes; $24 Guest ● 1 Class; $10 Guest

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The Role of Rabbis and Faith Communities in Times of Government Elections

This is the first in a series of panel discussions dealing with the approaches Judaism has on current issues. Panel members for this discussion include Rabbi Leonid Feldman and Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik. Rabbi Leonid Feldman is the rabbi of Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach. He is the first and only Conservative Rabbi from Russia in America.

Instructor Rabbi Feldman has lectured in some 25 states and 15 countries. Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik, of Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens diverse background includes serving as a paratrooper and paramedic in the Israeli Armed Forces, and graduating from Israel’s Ministry of Tourism School. His first-hand experience lends a unique perspective to any position he undertakes.

Thursday; November 3 | 7:00-8:00 pm
Free to Members of Participating Temples
Free to Mandel JCC Members and Guests

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ACE Presents: A Chanukah Celebration of Jewish People Who Made A Difference

Join us for a wonderful, new program of education and entertainment, or as our speaker calls it, “edutainment.” For each light on the Chanukah menorah, Myrna Goldberger will use her special story telling talent, to share little known facts and new anecdotes she has discovered about a Jewish person who has made a difference to their local, national, or global community. 

Instructor Myrna Goldberger was educated at the University of Maryland, Loyola College, and Johns Hopkins University. She has had over 50 years’ experience in education and educational entertainment. Ms. Goldberger teaches for the Lifelong Learning Society of Florida Atlantic University, and presents programs to organizations, communities, and special interest groups in Florida and other states. In 2010, Florida
Atlantic University Lifelong Learning sponsored a Day of Tribute to Myrna Goldberger.

Sunday; December 25 | 3:00-5:00 pm
$12 Member ● $17 Guest

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