Adult Education


Winter 2018— Spring 2019

Torah Study and Shabbat Morning Services
–Torah Study only, Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM: October 6, November 17, December 1, January 19, February 2,
February 16, March 9, April 6
–Torah Study and Service, Saturdays 10 AM-12 PM: December 15, March 16, May 4,
–B’nei Mitzvah (all are invited): Friday, October 19, 7:00 PM; Saturday, November 24, 10 AM; Saturday, January 12, 10 AM; Saturday, February 23, 10 AM; Saturday, May 11, 10 AM
–Service Only: Saturday, April 20, 10 AM
Special Services
–A Second Chance at Life: Shabbat service, Friday October 26, 7:30 PM with guest speaker congregant Barry Solomon who underwent a heart and kidney transplant
–Yoga and Prayers plus Havdallah and Pot Luck: Saturday, November 10, 3:30 PM (off-site)
–Bring Your Own Menorah: December 7, 6:30 PM
–Community Seder, preceded by a special session about our spiritual and other journeys, with Rabbi Jill Zimmerman: April 20, 4 PM
–Yom HaShoah, service and program with Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and her mother, Rita, authors of Bending Toward the Sun, a Holocaust memoir: May 1, 5 PM
Guest Lectures and Screenings
–The Ballot Propositions, with the League of Women Voters: October 11, 7 PM
–A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth, with Dr. Paul Zeitz, author of Waging Justice: Sunday, October 14, 2 PM
–Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, with Dr. Steven Windmueller, professor and dean emeritus of Hebrew Union College (HUC); Ariella Schusterman; ADL, Kevin Giser, Hillel; Congregant Lucie Ramsey. Moderated by Congregant Ezra Greenhouse, retired newspaper editor: Sunday, October 21, 2 PM
–“A Wing and a Prayer,” documentary film about the Israeli Air Force, in honor of Oscar Weingart: Thursday, November 29, 7 PM
–Hassidic Stories and Songs for Hanukkah, with Rabbi Zev Hayyim-Feyer, Sunday, December 9, 3:30 PM
–The Jewish Composers of Christmas Music, with Dr. Peter Curtis of RCC. A lecture/recital. Dr. Curtis will play Christmas music by Jewish composers and discuss the phenomenon of Jewish musical assimilation of which the Christmas repertoire is an example: Thursday, December 13, 7 PM
–Quieting the Mind, with Dr. Richard Landis: Sunday, January 13, 2:30 PM
–The Jewish Roots of Christianity, with Dr. Josh Garroway of HUC: February 10, 2 PM
–“My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond,” with filmmaker Gary Weimberg: Sunday, February 24, 2 PM
–Famous Jewish Trials: Mendel Beilis,, Leo Frank, the Rosenbergs, and the Holocaust on trial, i.e., Deborah Lipstadt, with Dr. Irwin Wall, UCR History Professor Emeritus: Thursday, March 14, 7:00 PM