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Adults

Jewish Learning is a lifetime endeavor!

 

We offer a variety of opportunities to engage with the community through guest speakers and classes. In addition, we co-sponsor Endless Opportunities, a community based program offering a variety of activities tailored for Jewish adults ages 60+ which take place throughout the Seattle area. We look forward to seeing you at our ongoing adult education events.

Upcoming Adult Education Programs

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  • Tuesday ,
    JulJuly  12 , 2022
     
     
    Jewish History Chavurah - The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe

    Tuesday, Jul 12th 7:00p to 8:00p
    The shtetl was home to two-thirds of East Europe's Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet it has long been one of the most neglected and misunderstood chapters of the Jewish experience. This book provides the first grassroots social, economic, and cultural history of the shtetl. Challenging popular misconceptions of the shtetl as an isolated, ramshackle Jewish village stricken by poverty and pogroms, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern argues that, in its heyday from the 1790s to the 1840s, the shtetl was a thriving Jewish community as vibrant as any in Europe. Petrovsky-Shtern brings this golden age to life, looking at dozens of shtetls and drawing on a wealth of never-before-used archival material. Illustrated throughout with rare archival photographs and artwork, this nuanced history casts the shtetl in an altogether new light, revealing how its golden age continues to shape the collective memory of the Jewish people today.

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  • Thursday ,
    JulJuly  14 , 2022
     
     
    Lunchtime Talmud Study

    Thursday, Jul 14th 12:00p to 1:00p
    Let's delve into the world of Talmud together over lunch! No Talmud experience necessary - this class is for everyone as we study using Adin Steinsaltz's accessible translation and relevant commentary. You bring your food, Rabbi Molly brings the food for thought! Register to get the zoom link.

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  • Thursday ,
    JulJuly  21 , 2022
     
     
    Lunchtime Talmud Study

    Thursday, Jul 21st 12:00p to 1:00p
    Let's delve into the world of Talmud together over lunch! No Talmud experience necessary - this class is for everyone as we study using Adin Steinsaltz's accessible translation and relevant commentary. You bring your food, Rabbi Molly brings the food for thought! Register to get the zoom link.

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Ongoing Adult Education Programs

Lunchtime Talmud Study
Thursdays, 12pm - 1pm

Let's delve into the world of Talmud together over lunch! No Talmud experience necessary - this class is for everyone as we study using Adin Steinsaltz's accessible translation and relevant commentary. Check the weekly email for the Zoom link or email Rabbi Molly Weisel.

Lay-Led Torah Study
Saturdays, 9:00am - 10:00am

Join our virtual weekly lay-led Torah study for substantive conversation about the weekly Torah portion. Check the weekly email for the Zoom link or email contact@templebnaitorah.org.

This too is Torah; the Intersection of Sacred and Secular
Saturdays, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Join Rabbi Sydney for study of the weekly Torah portion paired with texts concerning modern-day issues. Check the weekly email for the Zoom link or email contact@templebnaitorah.org.

Past Adult Education Programs

Join this discussion, sponsored by TBT's Sisterhood, about the miniseries Unorthodox, the story of a Hasidic woman in Brooklyn who runs away to Berlin to find new freedom. Watch the first episode on Netflix ahead of time and then gather for the discussion.

Ever since the Torah has been our core text there have been efforts to provide deeper insights into its meaning. Join Rabbi Mirel and explore how Midrash delves into the mysteries of Torah.

Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.” Do you want to get better at captivating listeners? Whether you want to tell your story at the synagogue's Passover show on March 28 (more details on that coming soon), in a business meeting or college interview, or at the family table, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole of Tell Me Another will teach you the Moth-style skills you need to engage any audience.

The next Jewish History Chavurah discussion will be about Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer. During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto. Incredibly, after the war her heroism, like that of many others, was suppressed by communist Poland and remained virtually unknown for 60 years. Unknown, that is, until three high school girls from an economically depressed, rural school district in southeast Kansas stumbled upon a tantalizing reference to Sendler's rescues, which they fashioned into a history project, a play they called Life in a Jar.

Morning Blessings
Start your Tuesday mornings with a blessing! Each week, we'll spend a little time learning about one of the blessings in our morning service and then we'll conclude by singing that blessing together.

Fri, July 1 2022 2 Tammuz 5782