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
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 significant political influence of King David’s named wives: Michal,
Bathsheba and Abigail
Torah Toxic Love: Controversial relationships in the Torah: Samson and Delilah, Jonathan and David,
Judah and Tamar
A Bride for One Night: Examining Ruth Calderon’s collection of midrashim
25 years of the Red Tent: Hearing women’s missing voices
First Wives Club: Beruriah (Rabbi Meir), Rachel (Rabbi Akiva) and Michal (King David)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!