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 Fall 2013 classes. Come learn with us!
Ongoing at 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.
Tango Dance Class
Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m.; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 18, 25
Location: Main Sanctuary
Open to all; must register. Fee: $140 for all 7 sessions.
You have been waiting a long time….Now your opportunity is here. Be prepared for our next Tango Musical Shabbat! Join Cantor Marcelo and world-renowned tango teacher Monica Orozco, and learn to dance the tango. We are so lucky that Monica is coming to Malibu. We need a minimum of 10 people, so tell your friends!
Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.; beginning Sept 10
Place: Rabbi Judith’s office
Open to all mamas. No charge.
What do women want? Wine, friendship and study! Join us as we share our lives and our insights in the context of the Jewish cycle.
Soul Doctor: The Music and Teachings of Shlomo Carlebach
Wednesdays, 7:30–9:00 p.m.; Oct. 23, 30; Nov. 6
Place: Main Sanctuary
Open to all; must register. Fee: $50 for all sessions.
For years, Shlomo Carlebach was a teacher of Rabbi Judith, and now his music lights up Broadway! We will share the teachings and songs that bring joy to Judaism and to all of our hearts. (Note: The October 23 class will meet in the small sanctuary.)
Waking Up to Jewish Ethics
Thursdays, 7:30–8:30 a.m., beginning September 19
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.
Engaging Israel: Session One
Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Oct. 24; Nov. 21; Dec. 5; Jan. 9; Feb. 6; Mar. 6
Place: Small Sanctuary
Open to all; must register. Fee: $100 for six sessions.
What is the morality of war? Of occupation? Is a two-state solution viable? Can Israel survive as a “Jewish and democratic” state? What is our task as a “light unto the nations” in a Middle East roiled by conflict? The Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem houses some of the best minds in Israel. Through participation in this interactive program of video, text study and discussion, we can share the latest and most relevant issues facing the sovereign state of Israel and the Jewish people as we move forward in the 21st century.