Thursday Courses

9:45 AM
TALMUD – TRACTATE SANHEDRIN
Rabbi Michael Simon
This is a weekly class in which we will read and discuss excerpts from one of the most well-known books of the Talmud and how it applies to us today.
Dates: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: Temple Beth Kodesh

11:15 AM
TORAH STUDY
Rabbi Howard Shub
This is a weekly class in which Rabbi Shub will discuss the highlights of the weekly Parsha (Torah Portion)
Dates: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

1:30 PM
MESSIANISM AND JEWS
Rabbi Howard Hoffman
We will cover the origins of the idea, its manifestations over time and how it is still playing out. We will look at Biblical, rabbinic and medieval texts (Rambam and Ramban), and look at the failed messiahs from Bar Kochba to Shabbetai Tzvi. Finally we look at modern Messianism in the Hasidic movement, the settler movement and secular Zionism.
Dates: Feb. 1,8,15,22
Location: Temple Torat Emet

7:00 PM
A LOOK AT THE BOOK OF PSALMS
Rabbi Anthony Fratello
Often read, frequently quoted, not always understood.  After 3000 years the Book of Psalms still comforts, touches, and inspires.  This survey class will look into the history, structure and general themes of this most fundamental of Jewish Books.
Dates: Nov. 2,   Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 Mar. 8,  Apr. 12
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom