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Adult Education

Adult Education programs are a strong factor in community learning  at Congregation Har  Shalom. We value the continued growth of our congregants and the greater Jewish community, this value being directly reflected in the varied and flexible learning options offered directly through the synagogue and through community partners. Find your next great learning opportunity in in the catalog below and get signed up through our simple online registration process.

 

Classes

Minha, Torah Study, Ma’ariv  Study Group

Every Shabbat, 15 minutes before candle-lighting time for the previous day

Since 1990, Har Shalom congregants have celebrated the end of Shabbat with a lay-led Minha-Torah Study, Ma’ariv, Havdalah Study Group. This 90-minute service includes 30 to 40 minutes of learning on the weekly Torah portion or the prayers and their meanings. Dr. Stan Siegel and other congregants and clergy members have led the teaching and discussion. Come discover this gem of learning at Har Shalom – twenty-six years in the making.

Shabbat Torah Study

Every Shabbat at 12:40 pm

Join lay-leaders for this popular, long-standing Torah discussion group. No Hebrew knowledge or previous Torah study is necessary; just an interest in looking at Torah text and discussing it with other members of the Har Shalom community.

Mishna Study with Hazzan Ozur Bass

Wednesdays at 10:30 am 

Mishna Beytsa, also known as the Mishna for Yom Tov, discusses the minutae of the laws for the holidays, including Shavuot, Pesah, and Sukkot. Newcomers are always welcome, no RSVP necessary.

Tenth Chapter, Tractate Pesachim

Wednesdays at 8 pm 

Explore the Talmud and its lessons with Rabbi Raskin. This perennial favorite has been around for over a decade. New students to Talmud Study always welcome! Explore the sources created by the Sages.  

Adult Education Calendar

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  • Tuesday
    Dec  18
     
     
    Adult Education Movie Series

    Tuesday, Dec 18th 7:00p to 9:00p

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  • Tuesday
    Jan  15
     
     
    Adult Ed: If you can't milk a chicken, why isn't chicken parmesan Kosher?

    Tuesday, Jan 15th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Rabbi Janet Ozur Bass will take a fun and informative look at the origins and bases of the Jewish dietary laws and will answer some of your burning questions.   

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  • Tuesday
    Feb  12
     
     
    Adult Education Movie Series

    Tuesday, Feb 12th 7:00p to 9:00p

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  • Tuesday
    Mar  5
     
     
    Adult Ed: Heschel

    Tuesday, Mar 5th 8:00p to 10:00p
    In this three part class Rabbi Raskin will examine the life and works of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, widely considered to be one of the greatest American religious figures of the 20th century. He was  a rabbi, theologian, mystic and social activist who was involved in the civil rights movement and anti-Vietnam War movement.  Heschel is a widely read Jewish theologian whose most influential works include Man Is Not Alone, God in Search of Man, The Sabbath, and The Prophets. At the Vatican Council II, as the representative of American Jews, Rabbi Heschel persuaded the Catholic Church to eliminate or modify passages in its liturgy that demeaned the Jews, or referred to an expected conversion to Christianity.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar  12
     
     
    Adult Ed: Heschel

    Tuesday, Mar 12th 8:00p to 10:00p
    In this three part class Rabbi Raskin will examine the life and works of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, widely considered to be one of the greatest American religious figures of the 20th century. He was  a rabbi, theologian, mystic and social activist who was involved in the civil rights movement and anti-Vietnam War movement.  Heschel is a widely read Jewish theologian whose most influential works include Man Is Not Alone, God in Search of Man, The Sabbath, and The Prophets. At the Vatican Council II, as the representative of American Jews, Rabbi Heschel persuaded the Catholic Church to eliminate or modify passages in its liturgy that demeaned the Jews, or referred to an expected conversion to Christianity.

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  • Tuesday
    Mar  19
     
     
    Adult Ed: Heschel

    Tuesday, Mar 19th 8:00p to 10:00p
    In this three part class Rabbi Raskin will examine the life and works of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, widely considered to be one of the greatest American religious figures of the 20th century. He was  a rabbi, theologian, mystic and social activist who was involved in the civil rights movement and anti-Vietnam War movement.  Heschel is a widely read Jewish theologian whose most influential works include Man Is Not Alone, God in Search of Man, The Sabbath, and The Prophets. At the Vatican Council II, as the representative of American Jews, Rabbi Heschel persuaded the Catholic Church to eliminate or modify passages in its liturgy that demeaned the Jews, or referred to an expected conversion to Christianity.

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  • Sunday
    Mar  31
     
     
    Adult Ed: Cooking Class (T)

    Sunday, Mar 31st 3:00p to 5:00p
    Jewish cooking doesn’t have to be mundane. Whether your skills surpass your years, or your years your skills, this class will have something for everybody. Come enjoy a fun class, worthy recipes, dinner with friends, and a dose of gourmet excellence from our very own Estrella Levy. Price:$15 Members, $20 Non-Members.  Space will be limited to the first 50 registrants.  Presented by Adult Education and Program Committees.

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  • Thursday
    Apr  18
     
     
    Adult Education: American Seeds in the Holocaust

    Thursday, Apr 18th 8:00p to 10:00p
    Before there was Auschwitz, there was “Aktion T4” the Nazi program begun in 1939 that killed 300,000 disabled German men, women and children.  And before Aktion T4, there was the 1933 German “Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Defective Offspring” that led to the forced sterilization of 400,000 German citizens.  Adolf Hitler claimed that his forced-sterilization law was fashioned after the model sterilization law extant in at least thirty of the then forty-eight United States.  This was not a specious claim; the German forced sterilization program had its roots in America.  Furthermore, while euthanizing the disabled was not practiced in America, the policy did have its supporters in astonishingly high places. A conversation about this dark, rarely discussed part of American medical history.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr  23
     
     
    Adult Education Movie Series

    Tuesday, Apr 23rd 7:00p to 9:00p

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  • Tuesday
    Jun  18
     
     
    Adult Education Movie Series

    Tuesday, Jun 18th 7:00p to 9:00p

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Thu, December 13 2018 5 Tevet 5779