Adult Classes

Welcome in 5779 by opening the mind, stretching the soul and connecting in community.

This year our limud (learning programs) will offer ways to:

Gain basic skills to participate more deeply in prayer services and holidays.

Stretch your Soul and create pathways of opening the texts and prayers of our tradition to awaken our own spiritual longings and challenge us to search for our purpose.

Dive Deep to create intensive experiences to not only explore prayer and spirituality but connect deeply in community in mini retreats.

Join us for one or all of these enlightening classes!

 

Class List

God: What Does it Mean for Us?

Tuesday, November 19 | 9:30-11:00AM | Location given upon registration

Join Rabbi Hillel Friedman for an examination of sources in Biblical literature dealing with questions regarding the existence of God. For more information, email Kristen.

"Soul Food" Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Felicia Sol

Tuesday, November 19 | 12:30-1:45PM | Middle Room

Bring a bag lunch and open up your soul to the nourishment and challenge of the Hassidic rabbis. Join Rabbi Felicia Sol as we re-imagine old world wisdom for everyday life. Each class will stand alone, so new participants are always welcome. No prior knowledge is expected; this series is free of charge.

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Introduction to Judaism

Wednesday, November 20 | 7:00-9:00PM | Community House 4th Floor

This course offers an overview of the core beliefs, practices, and history of Judaism and the Jewish people. We hope to deepen the understanding of those just beginning to explore Jewish life, as well as of those who would like to participate more fully in the life of the Jewish community. No prior knowledge or experience necessary. 

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Jewrisprudence: Frontiers of Modern Jewish Law

Wednesday, November 20 | 7:00-8:30PM | Sanctuary

How is our timeless halakhic (Jewish legal) system responding to questions of Jewish law emerging from our fast-paced, open-sourced, multi-vocal, technology-saturated, and rapidly-changing world? Join Rabbi Adina Lewittes as we analyze contemporary teshuvot (rabbinic responses), study the systems of change that have maintained the relevance of Jewish observance for millennia, explore the dynamism within the boundaries of Jewish law, and learn to articulate, in the language of tradition, the commitments to observance and practice that frame your Jewish life.

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"In the Mirror" Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Roly Matalon

Various Thursdays, Beginning December 5 | 12:30-1:30PM | Location given upon registration

BJ members, join us as we continue our close reading of short stories about the lives, struggles, and concerns of the Talmudic rabbis, in order to uncover deeper layers of our own selves and to become better equipped to wrestle with our human nature. No knowledge of Hebrew is required. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to class. 

Please note: registration has reached capacity. To get on the waiting list, please email Beth Tarson.

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