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Adult Education Programs

 

Adult Education 2019-2020 -- Torah Study, Talmud Study and Hebrew 

Now Meeting on Zoom!

"A Taste of Torah"

We are known as the People of the Book. Learning and studying Torah is an essential component of a rich and meaningful Jewish life. It connects us with our past and gives us perspective on the future, while helping us make decisions in the moment. This is why the Rabbis decreed that we should read the entire Torah every single year, and that every Jew should read the weekly portion three times.  We will study the weekly portion using the Commentators’ Bible, a translation of Mikraot Gedolot, and some of the most influential and famous commentaries on the Torah. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary.  You do not need to attend weekly to participate in this class.

Thursdays – 12:00-1:00 p.m.


SCHOLARSTREAM

Sponsored by David & Jeanne Radvany

An Adult Learning Initiative of the RA, USCJ, JTS, and Ziegler

ScholarStream is a four part series which will give communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.

*After each Tuesday class, Rabbi Salzberg will facilitate a PJC only breakout session to reflect on what we learned.

Join the conversation! JTS Registration Link

 Four Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. 

Hidden Histories and Untold Stories

Join JTS scholars as they uncover the hidden context around biblical figures and important eras in Jewish history.

  • 11/17* Dr. Alan Cooper on why we stopped caring about Moses’s descendants
  • 12/1* Dr. Sarah Wolf on how foreign the beit midrash would feel to the early Rabbis
  • 12/8* Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky on what the Bible really had against Jezebel

Contact Rabbi Salzberg for the Zoom link.

 

Four Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m.

 Equity, Forgiveness & Intersectionality

Join Ziegler faculty as they explore issues related to race, gender equality, intersectionality, and building a democracy of the future.

  • 11/18 Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff will explore the concept of communal forgiveness
  • 12/2 Rabbi Dr. Gail Labovitz on what Exodus has to teach us about intersectionality
  • 12/9 Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen on building a multiracial democracy

Sign up at the Ziegler Registration Link

We look forward to learning alongside you during these exciting upcoming educational series!

 

Hebrew Classes

Hebrew is the language of our Torah, of our people and of our prayers. Learning Hebrew is a lifelong endeavor, as the language continues to evolve in Israel.

To register, contact Julia Coss in the PJC office.

Wed, December 2 2020 16 Kislev 5781