Did you know that Rabbi Akiva, one of the greatest Jewish sages, started learning at age 40? The perfect time to start is right now! We offer a variety of engaging learning options for students of all backgrounds.
Yom Kippur Afternoon Community Programs
Yom Kippur & The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning with Rabbi Susan Landau Moss
Wed Oct 9 | 1:45p | Library
Marie Kondo has inspired us to tidy our homes, saving only possessions that spark joy. Margareta Magnusson, author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, invites us to consider the essential objects in our lives as a window into our own story, life and mortality.
Wed Oct 9 | 1:45p | Second Floor Classroom
Study and reflect with our clergy on the moving themes from their High Holy Day sermons.
Introduction to Talmud
Wed Nov 6, 13, 20
You’ve probably heard of the Talmud, but what is it? Why does it hold such a prominent position in Jewish learning, law, and morality? In this class we will take a look at the histories, mysteries, and major figures of the Talmud. We will also study some of its texts. No prior experience with Babylonian Aramaic required. All sources will be available in English translation.
Interfaith Theology Course
Tuesdays | 11a-12p
Clergy from various denominations address essential religious topics including creation, revelation, redemption, good and evil, covenant, and many other topics. Rabbi Friedman will teach the first two sessions on Sept 3 & 10. All are welcome.
Saturday Morning Minyan and Torah Study
Saturdays at 9a
Shabbat services, bagels and the study of the weekly parashah.
Rabbi Orkand: 70th Anniversary Kickoff
Returning to our Best Selves:
Teshuvah in the Wisdom of Maimonides with Rabbi Moss
The Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes our High Holy Days, is a time of reflection, introspection, and repair (teshuvah). This three-part mini-series will probe the deeper meanings and practical dimensions of teshuvah, the journey back to our best selves, through the scholarship of the great Moses Maimonides (and maybe a few real-life examples from Netflix). No prior knowledge is necessary. All sources will be available in translation.
On Sept 17 Israelis will go to the polls to elect the 120 members of the 22nd Knesset. Rabbi Friedman will explain why this is happening, what has changed since the April elections, and what is at stake for Israeli society.