Adult Education

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Torah Study and Shabbat Morning Services
–Torah Study only, Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM:  January 19, February 2, February 16, March 2, April 6, May 4
–Torah Study and Service, Saturdays 10 AM-12 PM: December 15, March 16, 
–B’nei Mitzvah (all are invited): 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

–Featuring the Riverside Resistance Revival Chorus in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Friday, January 18, 7:30 PM
Yoga , Meditation and Prayers, plus Pot Luck: No previous experience necessary; we will accommodate physical challenges; please bring yoga mat and food: Saturday, November 10, March 16, April 20, 11:00 AM.

Wine and Cheese Shabbat: Friday, March 22, 7:30 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 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.  Flyer here
How to Easily Quiet 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
–“Above and Beyond,” documentary film about the Israeli Air Force, in honor of Oscar Weingart: Thursday, March 28, 7 PM

JEWS AND THE LAW: 3 Special Sessions
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
A Gangster’s Daughter: Mystery writer Marcia Rosen will talk about growing up with gangsters. In her second series, the main characters are Jewish; Zero the Bookie is a version of her dad; other characters are based on his associates, men such as Doc, The Gimp, Johnny the Jig, and Fat Lawyer. Included will be stories about Jewish gangsters in America since the early 20th century: Sunday, March 31, 2:00 PM
A Jew in Prison: Evie Litwok, a formerly incarcerated Jewish woman, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and founder and director of Witness to Mass Incarceration, talks about life behind bars and in solitary confinement, particularly for an older person: Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PM