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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

Adult Confirmation

Join our clergy to continue exploring your own Jewish identity.  Open to any TJ adult member who has had a Bar/Bat Mitzvah - be it at 13 or 60!

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. - October 25, November 29, December 27, January 24, February 28, March 6 and April 10

Confirmation Shabbat Service - Friday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. 

Women in the Torah
Bagel Brunch with Rabbi Rose at 10:30 a.m. 

August 23 and October 19
David’s Divas: Analyzing the sign
ificant political influence of King David’s named wives: Michal,
Bathsheba and Abigail

November 16
Torah Toxic Love: Controversial relationships in the Torah: Samson and Delilah, Jonathan and David,
Judah and Tamar

December 14
A Bride for One Night: Examining Ruth Calderon’s collection of midrashim

January 18
25 years of the Red Tent: Hearing women’s missing voices

February 8
First Wives Club: Beruriah (Rabbi Meir), Rachel (Rabbi Akiva) and Michal (King David)

March 14
Basic Balabusta: The evolution of the female Jewish stereotype from Ghetto Girl to JAP

 

L'CHAIM HE - A TASTE OF TORAH WITH RABBI YARON
Mondays at 5:00 p.m. in person at Temple Judea

 

Together Torah, Nevi’im (Prophets) and Ketuvim (Writings) comprise what is known

as the Tanach. This name for the Hebrew Bible is actually made up of the first letter

of each of the three sections
of the Bible.
T: for Torah
N: for Nevi’im
Ch: for Ketuvim
The Torah is made up of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible.
Sometimes these are referred to as the Five Books of Moses. It may
also be called the Chumash, which comes from the word five. The five
books are:


Genesis October 16


Exodus - December 18


Numbers  - January 22


Deuteronomy -  February 12
 

Prophets March 11
 

Ketuvim April 15

MUSIC SHARING with Cantor Abbie

Cantor Abbie invites you to join her as she creates a “Music Sharing” community dedicated to bringing joyous Judaism alive through music! This community is designed for members who love to a play an instrument and/or sing. Together you will play and create music. While all levels of experience are welcome – this group will not be lesson based so some level of mastery is needed. Looking forward to making music with you!

Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. - November 16, January 4, February 22 & April 4

Please contact Cantor Abbie at abbie@gotj.org for more information.

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 (Beginning the week of October 16)

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!

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