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.
Jewish Learning: Courses and Educational Travel Opportunities
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.
When: Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Temple Emanu-El, Martin Meyer Reception
Cost: Emanu-El Member $54; Non-member cost: $75
2016-2017 Class Dates
Fall: Oct. 25; Nov. *1, 15, 29; Dec. 6, 13 – Fall Trimester is now closed.
Winter: Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 7, 21, 28 – Winter Trimester now closed.
Spring: Mar. 21, 28; Apr. 4, 25; May 2, 9, 16
A Tour of Jewish Eastern Europe with Rabbi Jonathan Singer and Rabbi Larry Kushner
We are excited to announce Emanu-El’s Spring 2017 trip to Eastern Europe! This is a unique opportunity to explore a part of the world where both Jewish Yiddish secular culture and Hassidism flourished; your guides will be our own Senior Rabbi, Jonathan Singer, and Scholar-in-Residence, Rabbi Larry Kushner. Join us as we both learn about the past, as well as engage with local Jews who are, much to everyone’s amazing, building the Jewish future of Eastern Europe.
*While not required, we encourage those interested in this trip to participate in our Fall 2016 course, “Eastern European Jewish History” (please see above).
When: May 1-12, 2017
Cost: $4,470 (land-only)
For more information or to make a reservation, visit ARZA World, our tour operator’s website, or reach them by phone at 888-811-2812, ext 1 (open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm Eastern Time).
Guest Lecturers and Special Events
The Creation and Impact of the Polin Museum on Polish Jews
When: Tuesday, March 14, 8:00pm
What: Lecture by Tad Taube
Join us for this exclusive opportunity to hear from the visionary founder and supporter of an award-winning museum, located on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto.
In-depth Learning Opportunities
Ready to take your love of Jewish learning to the next level? Learn more about our longer-term educational commitments that will facilitate a deeper understanding of and connection to Judaism.
- Tauber Yesod Program (A two-year curriculum dedicated to the study of central Jewish texts, thinkers and ideas)
- Anshei Mitzvah (Adult Bnei Mitvah Program)
Emanu-El Scholar Classes
Congregation Emanu-El is fortunate to have esteemed scholar in residence, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, actively engage our congregants and community in innovative and meaningful learning experiences.
Izibica on the Torah
Participants will read and study a short paragraph from the weekly parsha with the dots, and then an equally short selection from the Izbicer’s teachings in his May haShiloach / Living Waters parsha commentary.
Emanu-El offers two weekly Torah study opportunities.
Led by: Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
When: Saturdays, 9:15-10:15am
Where: Temple Emanu-El, Room 55 (fifth floor)
Led by: Emanu-El Clergy (varies)
When: Saturdays, 9:15-10:15am
Where: Temple Emanu-El Library (fourth floor)
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