Emanu-El Scholar Courses
Jewish Learning: Introductory to Advanced Courses
Indulge your appetite for a taste of Jewish culture, history, and the arts with one of our bite-sized electives. These classes are taught by our clergy or guest lecturers and range from one-night lectures to multiple-week courses spanning a full trimester. All Jewish Learning courses are scheduled to meet on Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted.
Join Emanu-El clergy to learn about the breadth and wonder of Jewish tradition. This class is a pathway for the adult learner who wishes to discover or deepen Jewish knowledge, non-Jews who are marrying a Jewish partner, and those who are considering conversion to Judaism. Participants register for each trimester separately. Register below for the FALL 2018 trimester. Sample 2017-2018 syllabus.
When: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm
Location: Temple Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Reception
Cost per trimester: Emanu-El Member $54; Non-member cost: $75
Fall: Oct. 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 27; Dec. 4, 11, *14
Winter: Dec. 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, *8, 12, 19, 26
Spring: April 9, 16, 30; May 7, *10, 14, 21, 28
(*Shabbat Dinner and Class)
Weekly Torah Study with Rabbi Kushner
Saturday mornings, 9:15-10:15 am
Starting again on Saturday, September 15, 2018
Mezritch on the Parasha
Discussions on the weekly Torah portion based on the teachings of Rabbi Dov Baer the Maggid (story teller) of Mezritch. Dov Baer was the principal disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and teacher to the earliest generations of Hasidic masters. He and his disciples set the agenda for Jewish spirituality even up to our own times.
Each week we will read one of the selections in Hebrew and discuss it in English. No Hebrew is necessary to follow along and join in on the discussion.
Text will be: “Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from around the Maggid’s Table,” (2 vols.), ed. Arthur Green, Jewish Lights Publishing, 2013.