WINTER 2020 OFFERINGS
Charles Benjamin Schudson is a Wisconsin Reserve Judge Emeritus and adjunct professor of law. A former prosecutor, trial and appellate judge, and Fulbright Scholar, he understands judicial decision-making. He exposes the personal, professional, and political pressures threatening judicial integrity like never before.
With scholarship and impassioned accounts of compelling cases, he brings readers behind the trial bench to see judges analyzing actual trials and sentencings. He opens the doors to appellate chambers to hear judges debating life and death, multi million-dollar damages, and priceless civil rights.
Responding to the intensifying attacks on America’s judges, Independence Corrupted is essential for students and scholars, lawyers and judges, and all citizens concerned about the survival of judicial independence.
Judge Schudson graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa), where he was a Senior Fellow, and from the Wisconsin Law School (Law Review). He served as a state and federal prosecutor (1975-82), a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge (1982-92), a Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge (1992-2004), Senior Counsel at von Briesen & Roper, s.c. (2004-06), and General Counsel of La Causa, Inc. (2006-09).
The lecture is made possible by the generosity of the Rabbi Joseph Asher Lecture Fund.
Bomb threats, broken windows and Swastikas – attacks against Jews in the United States and our own Bay Area have reached a level that nobody would have thought possible. What does it mean when Jewish people are not safe anymore? Will the next generation start hiding their Judaism? What can be done and how do we make change?
Discuss these questions with three experts who have been instrumental in fighting the latest threats toward our community.
Emanu-El Plein Air Painters led by the Emanu-El Scholar, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
For the past several years Rabbi Kushner has become a serious oil painter. He has been painting outdoors (the French Impressionists called it “plein air”). It dramatically improves an artist’s vision, technique and focus.
Because light and shadows are continuously in motion, you only get a few hours before everything changes. And this means that you must learn how to see what is literally before you and paint it with speed and concentration. For me, plein air is very meditative, even spiritual.
We suspect that there may be other members of Emanu-El who also enjoy this exhilarating (and, yes, occasionally infuriating) aesthetic practice. So: If you are a plein air artist or an aspiring one and would like to paint outdoors with like-minded oil painters, please read on.
This group will meet bi-weekly at various San Francisco area parks and other scenic locales where there is ample, more than two-hour parking from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
If you’re interested in joining the group or simply want to learn more about it—whether or not you can attend—please contact Ariana Estoque at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Learning Opportunities
“Brown Bag,” first Wednesday in the library at Temple Emanu-El
Join Emanu-El clergy for Brown Bag Wednesdays. On the first Wednesday of each month, bring your own bag lunch to the temple library for engaging spiritual and cultural discussions.
Next Date: January 8, 2020.
“Limonata and Learning,” one Wednesday a Month in Marin
Join Emanu-El clergy on one Wednesday a month for an hour of learning and engagement ranging from a rabbinic/Talmudic issue that speaks to today’s events to a cultural or spiritual discussion.
Location: Book Passage: 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Next Class: January 15, 2020
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