Today is September 26, 2022 ()
Click here for 2022-2023/5783 Adult Learning & Spiritual Practice Opportunities.
As we begin the year 5783, we are looking forward to a rich array of Adult Ed programs that we will be offering. We also begin the new year in a transitional stage, carrying with us the strong foundation that our beloved Rabbi Perkins provided us over the past 31 years. We move forward into the next year with Rabbi Samuel (Sami) Barth serving as our spiritual guide to help us through this transition to our congregation’s next phase. Rabbi Barth plans to offer a variety of stimulating educational opportunities. All of us, from our youngest members to our oldest members, including our founders, join together in unity as we move forward. This theme encapsulates our new reality.
Our educational opportunities expanded during Covid and many of our programs were held virtually. As the Re-opening Committee has allowed more programs to occur in-person, we will continue with a hybrid approach moving forward. We will plan many in-person programs, with the option to attend by Zoom.
We will continue to offer monthly Kiddush Conversations to hear from our current and former Temple members about their personal life experiences and challenges.
Rabbi Leslie Gordon will be returning to lead Torah on Two Feet on Shabbat mornings on a monthly basis. Eitan Bloostein will offer a monthly Talmud study class. Rabbi Barth will teach both weekly and seasonal classes on such topics as Poetry in our Jewish Journey and Subversive Prayer. Rabbi Perkins will reprise his role of leading Daf Yomi We will also bring you speakers from both outside the Temple as well as Temple members to present a variety of stimulating topics. We look forward to any feedback you wish to offer. Please check ComingUp@Aliyah and The Sunday Scoop for any program updates on dates, times, and venue.
I wish to thank the committee chairs, whose programs appear in this booklet. I also wish to extend a special thanks to Rabbi Sami Barth, Cantor Jamie Gloth, Rabbi Carl Perkins, Kayla Reisman Brandel (Director of Congregational Learning and Engagement), Co-VPs of Education – Miriam Weshler and Dan Winograd, Sue Kesner, and the Adult Ed Committee (Laura Kaufman, Ellen Moskowitz, and Jessica Weiss), who helped compile and edit the many programs listed in this year’s Adult Learning and Spiritual Practice Opportunities booklet.
Please feel free to browse this catalogue for educational and spiritual opportunities and attend a program or two, or many more.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and sweet 5783!
Adult Education Committee Chair