Adult Education

MJC&S offers a variety of adult education classes with Rabbi Judith. Whether you are new to Judaism, are a lifelong learner, or simply have an interest in a particular subject, there’s something for everyone. Below are our Winter 2014 classes. Come learn with us!

 

 

Ongoing Classes

Torah Study
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. (9:00 a.m. if bar or bat mitzvah)
Location: Small Sanctuary
Open to all. No charge.

“Turn it and turn it and turn it again” (Ben Bag). Each year we read and reveal new guidance and insight through our weekly Torah sessions. Join us for heated discussion and deep spiritual learning.

Tuesday Mamas
Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Location: Rabbi Judith’s office
Open to all mamas. No charge.

What do women want? Friendship & study! Join us as we share our lives and our insights in the context of the Jewish cycle.

Waking Up to Jewish Ethics
Thursdays, 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Open to all. No charge.

Each week, we explore a text or ethical teaching that guides our behavior as aware human beings and conscious Jews. Find out why so many love this class, even at this hour of the morning.

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Jewish History

The Story of the Jews – Part One: 1000 BCE to 1492 CE 

Wednesdays, October 29, November 5, 12, and 19, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Small Sanctuary

Members FREE, Non-Members $50 for the Series

This four-part series, based on the award winning PBS program THE STORY OF THE JEWS, will explore the extraordinary Jewish experience from ancient times through the expulsion from Spain in 1492.  Each class will feature this outstanding PBS series, complete with vivid storytelling by British Jewish Historian Simon Schama, stunning location photography, and a dazzling cast of historical characters.  Each segment will be followed by additional text study and lively discussion led by Rabbi Judith.

 

Mussar Workshop

Mondays, November 3, 17, and December 1, 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Location: Small Sanctuary

Have you wanted to take some time off to just work on you?  Do you wish there was something Jewish that could inspire you with meditative, reflective, and soulful practices?  offer you a guide to improving your daily interactions, your relationships, and refresh your perspective?

Mussar is a deep, yet accessible practice of self-evaluation and soul development that is both powerful and practical, and has Jewish roots that are centuries old.

 

Israel Forum 2014 

Tuesday, October 23 and Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Small sanctuary

Open to all.  No charge.

 

As Israel continues to face challenges in an ever evolving Middle East, it is more important than ever that Israel be a constant topic of discussion.  We are scheduling a number of open discussions throughout the year, where we can enhance our understanding, and engage each other in dialogue about the present and future of the Jewish State.
Tuesday, October 23 7:00 p.m.

-Will focus on the lessons and current challenges in the wake of the Gaza operation of 2014.

Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

Guest speaker Izhak Brook, a historian of the 1973 Yom Kippur War and its aftermath.

 

 

The Kabbalah of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov: Exploring Our Lives Through Sacred Story 

Wednesday December 3, Monday December 10, and Wednesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Small Sanctuary

Free for Members, Non-Members $50 for the Series
Rabbi Nachman’s “The Seven Beggers”, encompasses deep kabbalistic wisdom in the form of a charming tale.  Using music, movement, writing, and meditation, Rabbi Judith will do what she does best- bring us a new awarenesss of ourselves and our destiny.