October 3, 2018 to May 1, 2019
Space is limited. Please call The Temple for registration.
$25 returning students/$50 new students
9:30-10:35 am with Rabbi David
Building Character – Jewish Principles of How to be a Good Person.
Our societies in America and in Israel are falling short of achieving our ethical aspirations. The demise of civil discourse, widespread cynicism about democratic principles, and misbehavior by flawed leaders are a few of the central symptoms of this gap between our professed values and our lived reality.
How can Jewish values inform our conversation about the dilemmas posed by this widening gap?
Join us for a timely exploration of character development and ethical leadership in the Jewish tradition.
10:50-12:00 pm with Rabbi Rapport
The Torah of our Lives
The Torah and Traditions within Jewish Lifecycle ceremonies from birth to death and everything in between. Learn about the many customs, traditions (and a few superstitions) associated with every stage of Jewish Life. Birth, Bris, Baby Naming and ceremonies that begin our study of Torah – all this in just our first few years as a Jew! Special sessions on unique customs of Jews in other lands, Jewish food and music which accompany many life cycle events, as well as the evolution of Jewish Wedding and Funeral ceremonies from The Bible and until today. Each class is presented as a stand-alone lesson and all are welcome to attend.