Community & Adult Learning

Lifelong Learning

For more information on any of our classes, please click on individual links, check out our full calendar or contact our director, Sarah Harel.

Scholar in Residence

Click here for information about our annual Scholar in Residence program.

Empty Nesters, Endless Opportunities, and Food and Friends.

For more about Empty Nesters, please see Cybershul or the current Shavuon.

Current Endless Opportunities programs are listed here.

Food and Friends is restarting this October.  Please submit your registration form no later than October 16th.  More information and registration forms are found here.

 

2017 Fall and Year-long Classes

October

Our Year-Long classes begin in October, including: 

Living Judaism – a basic introduction to Judaism, including holidays, texts, and home traditions and a Hebrew class (below).  Living Judaism is our required course for conversion students.  Please click here for more information and a registration form.  A syllabus is available here.  Class will be held on Tuesday evenings from September 19, 2017- May 15, 2018.

and Hebrew Language Classes, beginning October 3rd.   Click the links below for more information and to sign up.

The Torah Begins and Ends with Lovingkindness with Beth Huppin

The goal of a life of Torah is to bring more love and healing into the world. How can we do this when there is so much anger and division that surrounds us? Our sages were no strangers to hardship and heartbreak. Yet, they devised a system that, if done well, leads us toward gratitude and compassion, both for ourselves and for others. We will examine numerous texts, from Torah to Talmud to the Zohar.
This class is offered in two different time slots.
Please register for either:
Tuesday mornings, 9:30-10:45am, October 3 – December 12 (10 weeks, no class 11/21)
OR
Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00pm, Oct 17-Nov 14 (5 weeks)
No charge. Everyone is welcome, including Drop-ins. Donations to CBS adult education are welcome.

Jewish Weddings: The Basics and Beyond with Rabbi Paula Rose

First session Sunday, October 29, 4:00-5:30 pm
We will take some time out of the wedding planning process to get to know each other, to learn some traditional and modern Jewish texts about weddings and marriage, to explore the blessings and challenges of Jewish marriage in a gender egalitarian and LGBTQ-friendly context, and to look past the wedding towards creating Jewish married lives. For more information about sessions, registration, and pricing, please click the link above.

Learners’ Minyan – This program is designed for those who are looking to understand parts of the Shabbat morning service. It is appropriate for complete beginners, and is part of our Living Judaism class. It is also appropriate for those looking to deepen their learning. Learner’s Minyan takes place on Saturdays once a month, 10:30-11:30 am in the Beit Midrash. There is no cost to attend. Click here for more information.

November

iEngage: Israel’s Milestones and their Meanings with Rabbi Borodin. This iEngage series grapples with the different ideas and values that shape the meaning of modern Israel, Zionism, and Jewish identity today. Click here to learn more.

You Are What You Eat with Rabbi Paula Rose

First session Tuesday, November 28, 7:00-8:00 pm
Using Texts from the Bible through today, we’ll delve into the values we express by the act of eating. We will explore different components of keeping kosher and try to unpack the reasons behind them., learn about the intersection between our food and the world around us, and think about how we use food to build community.  For more information about sessions, registration, and pricing, please click the link above.

2018 Winter/Spring Classes

January

Introduction to the Talmud: Passages on Prayer with Rabbi Paula Rose

First session Tuesday, January 9, 7:00-8:00 pm
We’ll learn how to learn Talmud, and learn a lot about Jewish prayer along the way. Learners of all backgrounds welcome, but this class is especially for those who are new to the Talmud. For more information about sessions, registration, and pricing, please click the link above.

February

Rabbis on the Radio with Rabbi Paula Rose

First session Tuesday, February 20, 7:00-8:00 pm
Most halakhic literature begins and ends with letters and books. But two very different modern rabbis, Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef and Rabbi Ethan Tucker, have both disseminated answers to Jewish legal questions through audio: a radio show and a podcast. We’ll look at a few questions and answers by each of them, diving into the classical texts that they use to come to their decisions. Learners of all backgrounds welcome! For more information about sessions, registration, and pricing, please click the link above.

Later this year…

Chassidic Teachings from Netivot Shalom, with Rabbi Fern Feldman. Rabbi Feldman will teach this class around different holidays. Dates to be determined.

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