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Adult Education

Melton Class - The Rhythms and Purposes of Jewish Living
We are offering this class for a second semester! Everyone is invited to take this class. The first semester of this class is NOT a pre-requisite for registration. This class is a great option for those individuals who are interested in enhancing their tools for living a Jewish life with more meaning and purpose. Rabbi Heller and Rabbi Konigsburg are delighted to be teaching this class together with Rabbi Judith Beiner in partnership with the MJCCA Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning/Melton School. Divided into two parts, "The Rhythms of Jewish Living" and "The Purposes of Jewish Living," the course delves into key Jewish questions about how and why, we as Jews, do what we do and believe what we believe.

Please contact Rabbi K at for more information and to register. 

Dates: Tuesdays starting in January 2020
Times: 7:00-9:05 PM (Each week, we will discuss The Rhythms of Jewish Living from 7:00-8:00 PM followed by The Purposes of Jewish Living from 8:05-9:05 PM)
Location: Congregation B'nai Torah
Cost: $250 per person

Course Description:

The Rhythms of Jewish Living: This portion of the course, led by Rabbi Heller and Rabbi K, examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, lifecycle observances, and Jewish practice. During this hour, you will explore the answers to essential questions: What's the point of living Jewishly? What ideas, beliefs and practices are involved? 

The Purposes of Jewish Living: Led by Rabbi Beiner, this portion of the course explores both ancient and modern responses to many of the major issues of Jewish thought and theology. You will discuss answers to questions like: Why do Jews believe as they do? What are the big questions of life and how do Jewish thinkers answer these questions? 

​Lunch and Learn:
Tuesdays (unless noted) from 12:00-1:30 PM at B'nai Torah

Tuesday, March 3 - No Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, March 10 at 12:00 PM - Purim-Themed Laugh and Learn with Rabbi Heller

Tuesday, March 17 at 12:00 PM - Soulful Parsha with Rabbi K

Tuesday, March 24 at 12:00 PM - Psalm Enchanted with Rabbi Heller

Tuesday, March 31 at 12:00 PM - Soulful Parsha with Rabbi K

Check the Shabbat Shalom newsletter for additional information. Lunch is provided for $6.

Thursday Tanach Study:
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Start your morning with a cup of coffee and a head full of ideas and conversations from the core text of Judaism - the Tanach.

Saturdays (unless noted) at 5:30 PM
End Shabbat with study on seasonal themes, after Mincha service. 

Saturday, March 7 at 5:30 PM - Amalek, Amirite? with Rabbi K

Saturday, March 14 at 5:30 PM - Topic TBA with Rabbi Heller

Saturday, March 21 at 5:30 PM - Tables and Tabernacles Pre-Passover Learning with Rabbi K

Saturday, March 28 at 5:30 PM - Pre-Passover Learning with Rabbi Heller

Ritual Skills Mentorship:
If you are interested in learning a synagogue skill (reading Torah or Haftarah), learning how to lead a service and/or are interested in helping mentor someone who is looking to gain these skills, then please click here to fill out this quick online form.

Sun, July 12 2020 20 Tammuz 5780