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Adult Education

Study has always been at the heart of Jewish life. At TJ, our mission is to create an environment that encourages every learner and to open the doors to lifelong Jewish education. It is never too early or never too late to begin the journey!

Adult B’nai Mitzvah Classes:

It’s never too late to begin. For men and women 20-120 years old who wish to be called to the Torah as a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.  It is a two-year journey of study (depending on your level).  Call the temple office for more information. 

 

Torah Study With our Clergy via Zoom

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. Worship

Followed by Torah Study

Summer Lunch Series with Rabbi Rose

The Spirituality of Self Care with Rabbi Rose
Breath – June 26 at noon
How does breath show up as an integral part of human beings? How might we express gratitude for something inherent in our existence? What Jewish spiritual technologies are offered?


Movement – July 24 at noon
How might movement be something that enables us to both go deeper and expand? What are the ways in which our lives set us up for this opportunity for healing, and where are we limited? What might dance offer us as a healing practice?


Rest – August 21 at noon
In an ever-going world, what might taking a meaningful rest look like and how might it change our well-being? How might we interact with the idea of a Sabbath as Jewish tradition’s spiritual technology? Is a time of rest inherently counter-cultural? Or could it support us holistically in our modern lifestyles and pursuits? How can the essence of Shabbat help us create a “rest practice” in our modern lives?

Sacred Sensations: Exploring Jewish Spirituality Through Taste, Aroma, and Art with Rabbi Feivel

Embark on a unique exploration of Jewish spirituality as we delve into the rich interplay between sensory experiences and spiritual practice. This course, "Sacred Sensations," invites participants to discover the deeper meanings behind everyday pleasures and artistic expressions within the Jewish tradition. Through three engaging modules, we will explore how chocolate, coffee, and the arts are not only enjoyable but also deeply spiritual.

June 17th at 3:00 p.m. The Spirituality of Chocolate: Explore the history of chocolate in the Jewish diaspora, its ceremonial uses, and how indulging in this sweet treat can be a moment of mindfulness and joy, reflecting on the sweetness of life as described in Jewish teachings.

July 15th at 3:00 p.m. "Brewing Traditions: The Journey of Coffee in Jewish Culture and Spirituality

August 26th at 3:00 p.m. The Sacred in the Arts: Investigate the spiritual dimensions found in music, painting, and literature within Jewish tradition, exploring how these arts connect us to the divine and enrich our spiritual lives.

Self, Soul, and Text with Cantor Abbie

Thursdays, June 13, July 11 & August 15 at 10:30 a.m. 

A three-part series focusing on exploring Judaism through three lenses: Self, Soul and Text.  These three are pillars on which our Jewish identity stands. Each is valuable in our search for God, holiness, and spirituality. This class is a journey to uncover new perspectives of our Jewish practice - culminating the year with a new-found relationship with our self, soul, and Jewish texts.  Through prayer, music and collaborative study, we will find renewed meaning and connection to joyous Judaism that inspires action! 

MODERN MUSSAR - How to be Happier, Kinder & More Content... No Kidding!

Mussar is the ancient Jewish practice of refining one’s middot, or character traits, with origins going back to ancient texts. For many years, studying character traits and good behaviors were often ignored in the traditional yeshivas in favor of Talmud/law study. The Modern Mussar movement was founded in Europe in response to a perception that Jews had become too focused on rote mitzvah observance at the expense of deliberate ethical behaviors. 

This class is already underway.  Anyone interested in joining should contact the office so we can connect you with the teachers and discuss the next steps!

Hebrew Language Class with Rabbi Feivel 

Mondays at 2:00 p.m. - BEGINNERS - Learn the aleph/bet

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.  - INTERMEDIATE - Know the aleph/bet & can decode

Call the office to register!

Kabbalah

Mondays at 10:30 a.m. with Ellie Schweitzer

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