Wednesday Courses

9:45 AM
JEWISH BUSINESS ETHICS
Rabbi David Siff
In this class, we will look at contemporary scenarios, and learn Jewish values which help us think about how to approach this subject.  We will draw from Torah, Talmud, and Mussar in our explorations of how Jewish wisdom applies in everyday situations.
Dates: Nov. 1, 8, Dec. 13, 20, Jan. 3, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 21, Mar. 7, 14
Location: Temple Torat Emet

12:30 PM
KOL ISRAEL: THE SONGS OF ISRAEL
Cantor Judith Ovadia
The class is an overview of popular Israeli music from the earliest days of settlement through statehood, up till the latest sounds of today. No musical knowledge is necessary, just come and enjoy the nostalgia and learn about the nation through her enduring love of music.
Dates: Feb. 14, 21, 28, Mar. 7
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:00 PM
BIBLE BOOKS: BOOK OF RUTH AND LAMENTATIONS
Rabbi Alan Cohen
Our three-year series of the 5 Megillot and Jonah concludes this year with the study of Ruth and Lamentations (Eichah). The course will provide us an overview of these two books with special attention to the authorship, time of writing and the major themes.  We will look into why these books are associated with Shavuot and the Ninth of Av.
Dates: Dec. 6, 13, 20. Jan. 3.
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
SEPHARDIC FILM SERIES
Rose Pappo Alan
This film series examines just a few of the little known places in the world where wandering communities of Sephardic Jewry took root.  Discussion about the films spans the broadest understanding of what constitutes Sephardic and Mizrahi culture.
Dates and Film Titles:
Dec. 6 “Expulsion and Memory: Descendants of the Hidden Jews”
Jan. 3 “The Secret Jews of Calabria”
Feb. 7 “The Last Jews of Libya”
Mar. 7 “Shadow in Baghdad”
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

2:00 PM
YIDDISH VINKEL               CANCELLED
Dorothy Rubin
Come speak, laugh and sing in Yiddish. Every week we will tackle a different topic in Yiddish. You don’t have to be fluent, but you do need a basic Yiddish vocabulary. . THIS IS NOT A YIDDISH TEACHING CLASS.
Dates: Nov. 1, 15, Dec. 6, 20, Jan. 10, 24, Feb. 21, 28, Mar. 7, 21
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

2:30 PM
ISRAELI BOOK CLUB
Natalie Levine
We will read and discussbooks written about Israel or by Israeli Authors. Titles will be sent out to all registrants by September.
Dates: Nov. 15,   Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 14, Mar. 21, April 18
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

7:00 PM
IT’S A JEWISH THING, PART 18
Andy Greenberg
A continuation of last year’s exploration of Jewish topics that seem weird or outdated, yet could be very appropriate for today’s lifestyle. Topics include: The evil eye, gambling, women’s liberation, sports, revenge, pornography, swaying bridges and much more.
Dates: Jan 10, 24,  Feb 21,  Mar 7, 14, 21
Location: Temple Torat Emet

7:00 PM
TALLIT MAKING Judy Price
Find a piece of fabric that you love and bring it to this class to create your own special Tallit. Tzitzit can be ordered separately. The class is free to B’nei Mitzvah students and their families who want to create a tallit.
Dates: Jan. 10, 17, 24
Location: Temple Torat Emet

7:00 PM
PARASHAT HA’SHAVUA – WEEKLY TORAH PORTION
Anschel Weiss, PhD
Participants will discuss the Torah portion to be read on the upcoming Shabbat in order to be able to make the Torah more accessible to them.
Dates: Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb.7, 14, 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21
Location: Temple Torat Emet