Unless otherwise indicated, the classes will be taught by Rabbi Singer.
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Saturday September 8
8:30 PM Oneg
9:00 PM Study
10:00 PM Havdallah and Service
YOM KIPPUR 2012
Wednesday September 26
2-3 PM The Haftarot
(selections from the Prophets) for the High Holy Days: Rachel’s Weeping Arouses God’s Mercy; Hannah’s Prayer.
Thursday evenings every month
Please note that the study for Yom Kippur covers prophetic material
November 1 : Introduction – The Prophets and the Pathos of God
December 6 : The Historical Prophets – Elijah and Elisha: the Miracle Workers; Samuel and Nathan, the Speakers of Truth to Power
January 10 : Amos, the Angry Prophet of Social Justice
February 7 : Hosea, the Spurned Lover
March 7 : Isaiah, the Royal Prophet
April 11 : Jeremiah, the Reluctant Prophet
May 2 : Ezekiel, the Performance Artist
HAVDALLAH, MEDITATION, MUSIC AND SPIRITUALITY
Saturdays , 7 PM
The Kirtan Rabbi Rabbi Andrew Hahn
Hahn incorporates Indian Kirtan, a participatory mystical-devotional practice, with traditional Jewish prayers. “I’ve had so many Jews tell me that after years of not going to services,my Kirtans had awakened something in them they haven’t felt in years.”
Student Rabbi Sara Abrams
A contemplative service. Through guided imagery, breath-work, and home-grown Hebrew and English chants, Sara seeks to help others relax their bodies, calm their minds, and provide tools for ongoing meditative work .
Saturday, January 12
The Kleztafarians with our very own Evan Heimlich, Jory Yarmoff, Adam Perlstein and Eric Sbar.
Saturday, March 2 – Postponed Date TBD
Rabbi Jill Zimmerman “Blessing the Spaces In-between”
With dialogue, music by Jared Stein, and chant – we will re-discover ways to come home to our present selves and the world around us. We will explore awe, gratitude, and sacred pauses.
SPECIAL GUEST LECTURES
Thursday evenings 7-8:30 PM
Carlos Cortés discusses his memoir, Rose Hill: An Intermarriage before Its Time , about growing up as the son of a Mexican Catholic father with aristocratic roots and a mother of Eastern European Jewish descent.
Jews in Aerospace Temple member Oscar Weingart a retired Aerospace Engineer and former aircraft owner and pilot.
Oscar has presented three previous Adult Education programs at Temple Beth El: “Jews and the Civil War”; “The Jews of Shanghai”; and “The Israeli Air Force”.
Rabbi Doug Kohn discusses his new book , Broken Fragments: Jewish Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease through Diagnosis, Adaptation, and Moving On
Irwin Wall compares the American and French elections through the lens of Jewish values.
Maria Saldaña speaks about her journey to Judaism as the daughter of a converso.
Saturday March 23
The Return of Sarah’s Daufghters (60 min)
Two women grapple with their Jewish identities in confronting Orthodox and feminism.
Discussion and dessert to follow.
INTRODUCTORY ADULT HEBREW
Taught by M’lamedet Carolee Jaspan
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM
Sundays bi-monthly 2-4 PM
Creation, Sin, and Repentance — themes for the High Holy Days
High Holy Days Part II
Torah study Saturday, October 13th, will cover the Akedah, the Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah. Intro students should attend.
Sukkot — Permanence and Fragility; Shavuot and Revelation
Shabbat — Holiness and Prayer
Birth and Covenant — Berit Milah
Chanukah — Jewish Identity and Assimilation
Bar/Bat Mitzvah — The Torah and Interpretation
Saturday, January 19th: Shabbaton: Torah study, service, and Pot Luck: 8:30 AM- 1 PM. Required for Intro students.
Marriage — Kiddushin and Nisuin
Note: 3-5 PM
Death and Mourning — the Afterlife
Israel and Zionism
Passover and Redemption
Tuesday, March 26th, 6 PM. Community Seder, preceded by a study at 5 PM. Strongly encouraged for Intro students
The Talmud and Rabbinic texts
History Part I
History Part II