From Coffee House to the Origins of Interreligious Dialogue & the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Something to Remember When Ordering Your Next Frappuccino - November 17, 2014

November 17th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Sandy Seltzer

A three session examination of critical events in early modern Jewish history of which we are the beneficiaries.

Session I: How the discovery of coffee permanently transformed Jewish life: its impact upon palate, religious practice, and emancipation

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Basic Judaism - November 13, 2014

November 13th, 2014

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 - November 13, 2014

November 13th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

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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Modern Jewish History - November 12, 2014

November 12th, 2014

Taught by Kelly Feinstein-Johnson, Ph.D.

This 9-week course examines major turning points in Jewish history from the early modern period through the tewntieth century: Expulsion from Spain and the formation of the modern Diaspora, the development of Jewish mystical and messianic movements, the challenge of modernization, the rise of political anti-Semitism, the flowering of Yiddish literature and culture, the Jewish enlightenment and the revival of Hebrew, the migration of European Jews to America, the nearly total destruction of European Jewry in the twentieth century, the advent of Zionism and the creation of modern Israel. We will ground these larger movements by focusing on important cities in Jewish history -- Seville, Venice, Constantinople, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg, and New York. It will emphasize the diversity of Jewish cultures and their creative responses to the challenges (and catastrophies) they have encountered during the five centuries that extend from 1492 to the present. 

For those who have taken Basic Judaism, this course is a more in-depth look at the history introduced in that class. 

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From Coffee House to the Origins of Interreligious Dialogue & the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Something to Remember When Ordering Your Next Frappuccino - November 10, 2014

November 10th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Sandy Seltzer
A three session examination of critical events in early modern Jewish history of which we are the beneficiaries.
Session II: When Jews were Christians, Christians were Jews, and some were a little of both: its enduring legacy

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Intermediate Judaism - November 6, 2014

November 6th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

More advanced than Basic Judaism, this is a year-long study of the ideas, practices, and connections that make Judaism a vital and evolving religion today.  As a comprehensive exploration of the reality of today's Judaism, Intermediate Judaism focuses on the great ideas and trends of modern and contemporary Judaism: the origins and development of Reform, Conservative, and Modern Orthodox Judaism, Reconstructionist ideas, and other movements within modern Judaism.  This course will focus on themes of current importance and debate.

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The Zohar, Soul-Text of Kabbalah - November 6, 2014

November 6th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

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.

- See more at: http://www.templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/adult-education#sthash.YwQDwmaU.dpuf
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From Coffee House to the Origins of Interreligious Dialogue & the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Something to Remember When Ordering Your Next Frappuccino - November 3, 2014

November 3rd, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Sandy Seltzer

A three session examination of critical events in early modern Jewish history of which we are the beneficiaries.

Session I: How the discovery of coffee permanently transformed Jewish life: its impact upon palate, religious practice, and emancipation

- See more at: http://www.templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/adult-education#sthash.uTAkHyIa.dpuf
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Basic Judaism - October 30, 2014

October 30th, 2014

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.

- See more at: http://www.templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/aea-belief/basic-judaism#sthash.cHA0TjRA.dpuf
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Intermediate Judaism - October 30, 2014

October 30th, 2014

Taught by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon


More advanced than Basic Judaism, this is a year-long study of the ideas, practices, and connections that make Judaism a vital and evolving religion today.  As a comprehensive exploration of the reality of today's Judaism, Intermediate Judaism focuses on the great ideas and trends of modern and contemporary Judaism: the origins and development of Reform, Conservative, and Modern Orthodox Judaism, Reconstructionist ideas, and other movements within modern Judaism.  This course will focus on themes of current importance and debate. - See more at: http://www.templeemanueltucson.org/learning/adult-education/aea-belief/intermediate-judaism#sthash.mcEOGz3J.dpuf
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