Basic Judaism - March 5, 2015

March 5th, 2015

Taught by Rabbi Batsheva Appel

This year-long class presents a thematic introduction to Jewish ideas, texts, theology, history, and culture taught in an interactive and participatory discussion style. Learn all the basics, exploring the most important texts of Jewish tradition: Torah, Prophets, Writings, Mishnah, Gemara, Midrash, Codes, Philosophy, and Liturgy. This class is a prerequisite for the Adult B'nai Mitzvah program, Adult Confirmation, and for all conversion students. 
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Jews and Jazz - February 24, 2015

February 24th, 2015

Taught by Chris Tackett

Session I: Blues and Early Jazz, 1880-1935. We look at the influence of Jewish music and culture on this truly American art form. We take the thread from the beginnings of blues and jazz in the southern US up to the rise of the songwriters like Irving Berlin and the beginnings of the big band era in the early thirties. We'll have a look at prominent Jewish jazz players, bandleaders,and promoters. There will be lots of recorded and live musical examples and plenty of room for discussion.

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Jewish Women’s History - February 23, 2015

February 23rd, 2015

Taught by Kelly Feinstein-Johnson, Ph.D.

This is a six-week, discussion-based course that focuses on the unique experience of Jewish women's history. Each week we will read and discuss selections from diaries and memoirs of Jewish women, including: the memoirs of a 17th century Jewish businesswoman, the biography of a famous 18th Jewish Salonière, the autobiography of the first German (and Jewish!) professional female writer, a memoir of life on New York's Lower East Side, and the diary of Etty Hillesum, a young Dutch woman sometimes referred to as the "adult" Anne Frank. Reading about women's lives written in their own words, we will focus on themes such as love, sex, marriage, work, family, Judaism and interactions with the non-Jewish world. We will learn that though some things have changed dramatically in 300 years, others have stayed strikingly the same. Note: There will be assigned reading for each week.
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Basic Judaism - February 19, 2015

February 19th, 2015

Taught by Rabbi Batsheva Appel

This year-long class presents a thematic introduction to Jewish ideas, texts, theology, history, and culture taught in an interactive and participatory discussion style. Learn all the basics, exploring the most important texts of Jewish tradition: Torah, Prophets, Writings, Mishnah, Gemara, Midrash, Codes, Philosophy, and Liturgy. This class is a prerequisite for the Adult B'nai Mitzvah program, Adult Confirmation, and for all conversion students. 
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The Zohar, Soul-Text of Kabbalah - February 19, 2015

February 19th, 2015

Taught by Rabbi Sandy Seltzer

The Zohar is the great medieval compendium of mysticism, myth, and esoteric teaching.  One of the most important bodies of religious texts of all times and places, it is also a lush literary celebration of love, expressed in sensuous religious language.  The Zohar's secret universe serves as the basis of Kabbalistic faith and is, at heart, a work of sacred fantasy.  

This remarkable work is explored using the new translation by Danny Matt, which enables even novice students of the Kabbalah to approach and understand the pivotal text.  In a guided exploration of this seminal work of mysticism, Rabbi Cohon helps open the "locked garden" of the Zohar in an interactive discussion class using both intellectual and meditation techniques.

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Jews and Jazz - February 17, 2015

February 17th, 2015

Taught by Chris Tackett

Session I: Blues and Early Jazz, 1880-1935. We look at the influence of Jewish music and culture on this truly American art form. We take the thread from the beginnings of blues and jazz in the southern US up to the rise of the songwriters like Irving Berlin and the beginnings of the big band era in the early thirties. We'll have a look at prominent Jewish jazz players, bandleaders,and promoters. There will be lots of recorded and live musical examples and plenty of room for discussion.

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Jewish Women’s History - February 16, 2015

February 16th, 2015

Taught by Kelly Feinstein-Johnson, Ph.D.
This is a six-week, discussion-based course that focuses on the unique experience of Jewish women's history. Each week we will read and discuss selections from diaries and memoirs of Jewish women, including: the memoirs of a 17th century Jewish businesswoman, the biography of a famous 18th Jewish Salonière, the autobiography of the first German (and Jewish!) professional female writer, a memoir of life on New York's Lower East Side, and the diary of Etty Hillesum, a young Dutch woman sometimes referred to as the "adult" Anne Frank. Reading about women's lives written in their own words, we will focus on themes such as love, sex, marriage, work, family, Judaism and interactions with the non-Jewish world. We will learn that though some things have changed dramatically in 300 years, others have stayed strikingly the same. Note: There will be assigned reading for each week.
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Basic Judaism - February 12, 2015

February 12th, 2015

Taught by Rabbi Batsheva Appel

This year-long class presents a thematic introduction to Jewish ideas, texts, theology, history, and culture taught in an interactive and participatory discussion style. Learn all the basics, exploring the most important texts of Jewish tradition: Torah, Prophets, Writings, Mishnah, Gemara, Midrash, Codes, Philosophy, and Liturgy. This class is a prerequisite for the Adult B'nai Mitzvah program, Adult Confirmation, and for all conversion students.
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Basic Judaism - February 12, 2015

February 12th, 2015

Taught by Rabbi Batsheva Appel

This year-long class presents a thematic introduction to Jewish ideas, texts, theology, history, and culture taught in an interactive and participatory discussion style. Learn all the basics, exploring the most important texts of Jewish tradition: Torah, Prophets, Writings, Mishnah, Gemara, Midrash, Codes, Philosophy, and Liturgy. This class is a prerequisite for the Adult B'nai Mitzvah program, Adult Confirmation, and for all conversion students.
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Jews and Jazz - February 10, 2015

February 10th, 2015

Taught by Chris Tackett

Session I: Blues and Early Jazz, 1880-1935. We look at the influence of Jewish music and culture on this truly American art form. We take the thread from the beginnings of blues and jazz in the southern US up to the rise of the songwriters like Irving Berlin and the beginnings of the big band era in the early thirties. We'll have a look at prominent Jewish jazz players, bandleaders,and promoters. There will be lots of recorded and live musical examples and plenty of room for discussion.

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