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

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 
7-8:30 PM 
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

Saturdays , 7 PM 

November 10 
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.”

December 15 
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.

Thursday evenings 7-8:30 PM 

October 18 
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. 
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November 15 
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”. 
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January 24 
Rabbi Doug Kohn 
discusses his new book , 
Broken Fragments: Jewish Experiences of Alzheimer’s Disease through Diagnosis, Adaptation, and Moving On 

February 21 
Irwin Wall 
compares the American and French elections through the lens of Jewish values. 

March 14 
Maria Saldaña speaks about her journey to Judaism as the daughter of a converso.

Saturday March 23 
7 PM 

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.

Tuesday evenings

Taught by M’lamedet Carolee Jaspan

Sundays bi-monthly 2-4 PM 

September 30 
Creation, Sin, and Repentance — themes for the High Holy Days 

October 7 
High Holy Days Part II 
Torah study Saturday, October 13th, will cover the Akedah, the Torah reading for Rosh Hashanah. Intro students should attend. 

October 28 
Sukkot — Permanence and Fragility; Shavuot and Revelation 

November 11 
— Holiness and Prayer

December 9 
Birth and Covenant 
— Berit Milah

December 16 
Chanukah — 
Jewish Identity and Assimilation 

January 13 
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. 

January 27 
Marriage  Kiddushin and Nisuin 
Note: 3-5 PM 

February 10 
Death and Mourning  the Afterlife 

February 24 
Israel and Zionism 

March 10 
The Holocaust

March 24 
Passover and Redemption 
Tuesday, March 26th, 6 PM. Community Seder, preceded by a study at 5 PM. Strongly encouraged for Intro students 

April 14 
The Talmud and Rabbinic texts 

April 28 
History Part I

May 5 
History Part II

May 19 


Torah Study  

Saturdays, bi-weekly 
10-11:30 AM 

October 13 
October 27 
November 10 
November 17 
December 1 
December 15

January 5 
January 19
February 2 
February 16 
March 2 
March 16 
April 6 
April 27 
May 4 
May 18

MUSSAR – Jewish Moral Virtues  

Led by Jason Winston 

First Year ClassMondays 
6:30-8:00 PM 
September 24 
October 1 
October 22 
November 5 
November 19 
December 3 
December 17

Second Year ClassSundays 
10:15-11:45 AM
September 9 
September 23 
October 7 
October 21 
November 4 
December 2 
December 16

Adult Education Information 2012-2013  

Classes are at Temple Beth El
2675 Central Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 

Individual lectures are $10 for non-members 

Introduction to Judaism
$150 for the series 

$100 for members
$125 for non-members 

For more information call the office 
(951) 684-4511

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