FALL 2019 OFFERINGS
Raising a Jewish Mensch – A Scaffolding for Independence and Responsibility
Taught by Taube Scholar, Senior Rabbi Emeritus
Tuesdays, October 22, 29; November 5
There is no charge for this course, but contributions to offset the cost of support staff, maintenance, & security are most welcome.
Utilizing both rabbinic education and a doctorate in psychology, Rabbi Pearce will engage parents by drawing on Jewish wisdom and psychological insights to guide them in raising their children.
This three-week course will focus on mitzvot, the Jewish action standards of kehilah—community; sh’lom bayit domestic tranquility that nurtures a peaceful home; hach’nasat orchim—hospitality to strangers; tzedakah—righteous giving; Talmud Torah—Jewish learning; bikur holim—visiting the sick; g’milut hasidim—acts of kindness; neemanut—faithfulness; chesed—benevolent goodness; tikkun olam—perfecting a broken world; and teshuvah—forgiveness. In addition, classes will also focus on discussing God, prayer, self-esteem, coping skills, dealing with disappointment, encouraging independence as well as over and under parenting.
God Wrestling with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Tuesdays, October 22, 29; November 5
$40 for nonmembers; $25 for members
How we talked and continue to talk about the Holy from the very beginning to today. We will look at challenging texts, touch upon the questions raised by the Talmud and Maimonides. See some response from the mystics and contemporary thinkers. To be Yisrael is to struggle with the notion of the One . Come join us!
Make ’em Laugh: Great Comic Songs From the Stage and Screen, taught by Bonnie Weiss
November 19; December 3, 10, 17
$45 for nonmembers; $36 for members
In this 4-part series, we’ll explore the development and proliferation of the tunes that tickle our funny bones – from the scintillating – to the satiric – to the silly. We’ll look at how the comedy song emerged on the stage and screen and its many permutations through the years.
And, since many of the creators of these comic gems happen to be Jewish, we’ll look at how their religious and cultural; heritage influenced their work.
Plus, you’ll view performances of these delightful ditties by such legends as Danny Kaye, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Bert Lahr, Groucho Marx, and more…Included will be patter songs, charm songs, political satires, and songs that mock the art of songwriting itself.
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: Classes will resume again on November 6, 2019.
“Limonata and Learning,” first Wednesday of the 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.
Next Class: Classes will resume again on November 6, 2019.
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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