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Adult Education

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january through May 2019


B'nai Israel's Adult Education programs offer variety as well as depth.  Whether you are interested in ancient texts or modern dilemmas, whether you prefer intimate classes or larger lectures, there is something for you.

  • Life-long learning throughout the year, including opportunities for beginning and conversational Hebrew, adult B’nai Mitzvahs, and special programs to learn about Judaism, its history, customs, and music.
  • Women of B'nai Israel and our Brotherhood
  • A strong Social Action Committee that includes committees on Racial Justice, Pride, Refugees, Sustainable Living
  • An Israel Commitee whose mission is to provide a forum to promote our congregation's enduring connection to Israel and a continuing understanding of issues facing contemporary Israel, including factors shaping Israel's position in the world and Israel’s relationship with American and world Jewry

Our regular events:
Weekly Torah Study is held in the Sosnick Library from 9:00-10:30 on Saturday Mornings

Rabbi's Book Club -

Religious Ethics in the 21st Century - Rabbi Alfi tackles some of the toughest issues of Jewish ethics as applied to modern life. We discuss politics, economics, Israel, Jewish communal relations, and many other issues. To request or suggest a topic, please email Rabbi Alfi with ideas. Regular attendance is not required; drop-ins and newcomers are welcome! Bring a brown bag lunch. There is no fee.

Rosh Chodesh with the Women of B'nai Israel

Achim: A Study Group for Men

We look forward to continuing to develop programs that are pertinent to our temple community members and welcome new committee members at any time. If you have suggested topics for programs, please email adulteducation@bnais.com.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Jewish Writers of Protest Songs Michael Hersher on Saturdays, January 5 and 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Chapel

The times they are still a-changin' – back to 1950 or maybe 1850. We'll explore the work and influence of several Jewish musicians of the protest movement, as well as some of the most well-known songs about peace and freedom. Singing along is encouraged, but you're welcome to just listen and learn – come join us for one or both of these fun evenings!

 

Moral Resistance and Spiritual Authority: Our Jewish Obligation to Social Justice – Book Discussion
Rabbi Mona Alfi on Sunday, January 27, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Social Hall

Join us for a discussion of this foundational new book from the CCAR Press, which reminds us of our ancient obligation to bring justice to the world. The essays in this collection, including one from Rabbi Alfi entitled “N’vi-im: Vision, Rage, Rhetoric,” explore the spiritual underpinnings of our Jewish commitment to justice, using Jewish text and tradition, as well as contemporary sources and models. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

 

Fri, January 18 2019 12 Sh'vat 5779