Teen Learning- Fall, 2019
FREE; register using the form on the right, below the flyer
Body & Soul - Shani Rosenbaum - 9/4, 11, 18, and 10/2
What does it mean to live in a body? What is the relationship between my body, my soul and my self? Where do I find my own voice about my body and sexuality in a centuries-old Jewish conversation so often dominated by men? Using Jewish text and tradition as our springboard, we'll explore how to think and talk about being in our strange, beautiful, weird, sacred bodies. This class is open to women and female-identifying people.
Is Everything Forgiveable? - Shani Rosenbaum - 9/25
The High Holidays are a moment when we ask each other for forgiveness - much easier in theory than in practice. Are we always required to forgive those who have wronged us? We'll explore the lengths and limits of the Jewish value of forgiveness.
What even is the Talmud? - Shani Rosenbaum - 10/23, 30, 11/6, 13, 12/4 and 11
Is there such a thing as a "good argument"? The Talmud thinks so. In this introductory Talmud course, learn how to argue like our ancestors, and dip into in a 2000-year-old conversation that meanders from the most mundane details to the most profound questions of Jewish living.
Ethical Living - Rabbi Silverman - Nov. 18 & 25
Judaism has a lot to add to the conversation about abortion, free speech, censorship, the death penalty, end-of-life decisions, assisted suicide, and more. Join Rabbi Silverman for a 2-part conversation about modern ethical dilemmas. Specific topics will be decided by group consensus.
Do Jews Believe in Miracles? - Shani Rosenbaum - 12/18
When we celebrate the miracle of Chanukah - what are we celebrating? Do we believe that miracles are a thing of the past, or are there moments in our own lives we would call miracles? Using the Talmud as our guide, we'll dive into these questions and our relationships to miracles in the past and present.
Classes for 2020 haven’t been scheduled yet, but keep your eyes out for a class with Rabbi Fish, a pre-college class on Israel, and much more.