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Congregational Learning: 2018-2019

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Congregational Learning: 2018-2019

Congregational Learning…Explore New Opportunities for Congregational Learning Please use this form to register for TBA congregational learning programs. These programs are free and most are open to the community. If you have any questions, before registering please call the Temple office at 973.994.2290.
  • Programs

  • With possible power shifts in both House and Senate, the nation will be riveted on the November 6 election. And with a Senate seat up, all twelve of the state’s congressional districts, and scores of municipal elections – including Livingston and Millburn – across New Jersey, it is a big election for the Garden State as well. Our regular panel of veteran New Jersey journalists returns to discuss the upcoming election and, especially, what it means for New Jersey. Grounded in the decades of experiences each has covering the state, the conversation will abound with knowledge, insight, and plenty of humor. The audience is invited to participate in what will, as always, be an informative, stimulating, and most worthwhile evening. Free and open to the community!
  • "Best Ever or Destroyed Forever: The US-Israel Relationship in the Era of Netanyahu and Trump" One of Israel's most respected journalists, Chicago native Gil Hoffman is well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN and Al-Jazeera. As an American- born Israeli— a graduate of Northwestern University's famed Medill School of Journalism—Hoffman is uniquely prepared both to explain this tumultuous and unique time of the United States/relationship...and to contemplate where it is headed. Free and Open to the Community!
  • Proessor David Myers, Sadie and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA and a frequent visitor to Temple B’nai Abraham, believes that to understand Israel’s future, it is important to understand its past. He will explore what Israel’s history can teach us about its future, both that which we can know, and that for which we hope. Supported by the Bloom Family Memorial Fund. Free & open to the Community
  • Courses

  • Book Selections for October 2018 to June 2019 Book Group members know that modern Jewish fiction falls mainly into three categories: books about Israel, books about the Holocaust and books about Jewish life in the Diaspora. In our twentieth year, we read works from each: Some are classics and some are new, and some approach their subject in unusual ways. Free and open to the community.
  • Rosh Hodesh is the celebration of the new Hebrew month and is a special time for women. Sisterhood—The Women’s Connection welcomes all women to join in an evening of learning, warmth, and spiritual growth. The Spring Rosh Hodesh event features a Women’s Seder before Passover. Join us each or any month and feel the sisterhood connection. Open to the community
  • Love, Lust and Power: David, The Biblical character Study the Books of Samuel and learn about David and his relationships.Through this exploration we will delve into the themes of love, lust, power and friendship. Bring your appetite for learning as well as your dairy lunch! Beverages will be provided! This course is free and open to the community
  • Golems, Litliths and Hamsas, oh my! This class will explore some of the most famous legendary creatures, people and stories in the folk tradition of Judaism. From Biblical amulet bowls to Gan Eden, we will read and delve deep into mysteries often heard of but never explained. No Hebrew required and open to all.
  • Jews, Art and Jewish Art The Ten Commandments insist that we are not to make graven images. Nevertheless, graphic arts—to say nothing of music, literature and other artistic forms—have long been associated with Jews and Jewish life. The Torah itself contains prose and poetry of unparalleled beauty; a Renaissance rabbi “proved” that all orchestra instruments were found in the Bible; and Marc Chagall is on anyone’s list of the greatest painters of the 20th Century. We will examine Jewish writings about art, and works of art themselves, to try to understand Judaism’s historic relationship with art, and the prominence art enjoys in Jewish life today. Taught in blocks of several weeks, each class will also be a stand-alone unit so that an inability to attend all (or even most) of the sessions will not be an impediment to an enjoyable and simulating learning experience. Free and open to the community.
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