Tauber Ikarim (Electives)

Ikarim (Electives) are eight-week classes on topics in Jewish history, thought, and Bible. Join the Emanu-El Clergy on Thursday evenings to engage in dynamic study opportunities. 

It’s a Mitzvah!

With Rabbi Beth Singer 

We say it all the time. But what do these commandments really mean? Over six Thursdays, we will explore in depth the meaning, idea and practice of the uniquely Jewish idea of doing mitzvot. We will define, discuss and imagine how a mitzvah-oriented life informs a Reform Jewish life and how these acts can have a deep impact on our every day lives.

7:00 – 8:30 pm

October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4

Emanu-El Member Cost: $36, Cost: $50


Jewmba and Israeli Dancercise

With Cantor Attie

Dance is inextricably bound to Jewish culture, history, and community. As your week winds down, prepare for a high-energy beginners’ level workout infused with Jewish learning led by Cantor Attie. As the upbeat sounds of a Middle Eastern marketplace fill the room, we’ll move to the rhythms of a lively warm-up routine and slowly introduce Israeli dance steps. No dance background required. Dress in comfortable shoes and breathable clothing.

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12

Emanu-El Member Cost: $36, Cost: $50

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The Tauber Jewish Studies Program is made possible by The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation, reflecting the dynamic, generous, and enduring spirit of Dr. Laszlo N. Tauber.

A program of the Madeleine Haas Russell Institute of Jewish Learning.


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