Adult Learning

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Introduction to Judaism
with Rabbi Franklin, Cantor/Rabbi Stein, Summer Rabbinic Intern Ariel Milan-Polisar
MONDAYS: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | August 6, 13, 20

Are you new to Judaism? Are you an interfaith couple looking to dive into the basics of Judaism? Or do you need a refresher in Judaism 101? Come join our Intro to Judaism class, co-taught by the JCOH clergy. Learn about the basics from the Holidays, to Torah, to Shabbat, to Jewish Music.

Machzor Madness: Rolling Out a New Prayerbook for the High Holy Days
with Rabbi Franklin, Cantor/Rabbi Stein, Summer Rabbinic Intern Ariel Milan-Polisar
THURSDAYS: JULY 5, 12, 19, 26 | AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 30 (No class on 8/23)

This year, the Jewish Center will be introducing a new High Holy Day Prayer Book, Mishkan HaNefesh. If you want to be a knowledgeable Jew in the pew, come explore some of the most fascinating and spiritual prayers of the High Holy Day liturgy. From Avinu Malkeinu, to Unetaneh Tokef, to the Vidui, learn about what makes Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur so special.

Click here to dedicate a High Holy Day prayer book with a book plate.

The Texts You Didn’t Learn in Hebrew School
with Summer Rabbinic Intern Ariel Milan-Polisar
FRIDAYS: JUNE 15, 22, 29 | JULY 13, 20, 27 (No class on 7/6)

Ever wonder about Jewish stories that are seldom told? In this class we will explore a different Jewish text, voice or story every week that is lesser known to our community. We will study some stories from our traditional Jewish texts: Shoshana from the Book of Daniel, and the shocking end of the Book of Esther. We will also look at some stories from modern Jewish voices, such as the community of LGBT Holocaust survivors, that aren’t as widely known.

The Way of Man: According to the Teachings of Hasidism
with Rabbi Franklin
FRIDAYS: JUNE 29 | JULY 13, 20, 27 | AUGUST 10, 17 (No class on 7/6 & 8/3)

Anyone can hack apart a simple metaphor, but it takes real discussion and analysis to break into the complex and spiritual metaphors of Hasidic stories. Join Rabbi Franklin as we explore six Hassidic Tales and their meaning through Martin Buber’s book, The Way of Man.

Torah Study
with Rabbi Franklin