SUMMER 2020 OFFERINGS
How Prepared Are YOU For The High Holy Days?
With Rabbinic Intern, educator, and Emanu-El member, Leo Fuchs
Three consecutive Tuesday evenings: July 7 – 21
7:00 – 8:15 pm via Zoom.
This is a free program.
The High Holy Days don’t really begin and end with the Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. These sessions will guide participants to prepare themselves emotionally and spiritually to transform during the High Holy Day season like never before.
July 7 – Tisha B’Av: Tearing Down
July 14 – Elul: Looking In
July 21 – Sukkot: Building Up
Judi Leff is a San Francisco native who worked for 17 years at Congregation Emanu-El, where she was Director of Operations and Arts and Culture. She currently teaches Current Events and Memoir Writing at the San Mateo Union High School District Active Adults Program.
Exploring Rabbi Arthur Green’s “Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas.”
With Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm via Zoom. Bring your lunch and dive in.
Free for members; $36 for non-members (sliding scale price)
CLOSED (class is full)
This book by renowned Rabbi and Jewish thinker, Arthur Green, posits the question, “In an age of fluid identity, many people are honestly asking the question “Why be Jewish?” What in this religious and ethnic legacy is worth preserving? Does Judaism have something unique to offer a contemporary seeker free to choose a way of life and a system of values?
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer on Zoom for a lunch and learn as we explore Green’s very accessible thought about Jewish meaning today and see how this structure can support us in this time of fluidity. Link will be sent the week of the first class.
You can purchase the book on Amazon: Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers
Five Summer Zoom Sessions Led by Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Shabbat Morning learning starting June 20 – August 15, 10:00-11:30am (with a 15 minute break)
FREE for Emanu-El members; $75 for nonmembers (Financial aid available. Please contact Ariana Estoque to inquire).
CLASS IS FULL
At each session, we will read a few verses from the weekly parashot and use them as an opportunity to: practice Hebrew reading skills; review the basics of Hebrew grammar; and examine the religious thought of the TaNaKH
Participants must know the names, sounds and order of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
The Koren TaNaKH (NOT Hebrew-English ed.)
Our lectures feature outstanding speakers who will engage in intriguing and thought-provoking conversations about contemporary topics vital to our community and to our lives. Please visit our Lectures page.
At Emanu-El, we are an active community of lifelong Jewish learners – in the endless pursuit of spiritual growth and exploration. As Jews, we are compelled to question and debate. These conversations energize us as we gain new perspectives and challenge our own long-held beliefs. Our shared desire for knowledge and for community enriches us as individuals and bonds us as a congregation. Emanu-El thrives when we are learning together. We hope that you will find time on your calendar and in your mind to join us on a thought-provoking and powerful Jewish journey.
To inquire about adult education, please contact Ariana Estoque, Director of Member Experience, at (415) 750-7552 or email@example.com
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