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Congregational Learning


2017-2018 Schedule of Classes and Programs

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Congregational learning this year focuses on The Basics, with four special presentations on Jewish History, Theology, Worship and Holidays.  The details are too easy to get lost in. We must recognize — in fact, celebrate — the big picture, seeing the common thread that unites every aspect of Jewish life.
Most classes are open to the community and free, unless otherwise indicated. Please read course descriptions for details. Register online or call 973.994.2290.

Congregational Learning Back to Basics Brochure 2017 (PDF)

  (Flip Book)

For information, please contact Director of Jewish Learning, Melissa


Back to The Basics

Tuesday, January 9, 7:30 PM
Theology – What did our ancestors believe, what do we believe, and how is it all connected?  Led by Rabbi Kulwin

Tuesday, February 6, 7:30 PM
Worship – What is the purpose of Jewish Worship and how did it get to be what it is?
Led by Cantor Epstein

Tuesday, March 6, 7:30 PM
Holidays – What constitutes a Jewish Holiday and why – if they are – important?
Led by Rabbi Dantowitz

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Special Programs & Lectures

All Jewish History in One Hour…Really! with Professor David N. Myers, President, Center for Jewish History, Said and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History, UCLA, Photo Gallery>>

Mindfulness with TBA Congregational Nurse Karen Frank. Details>>

Bloom Family Memorial Lecture: The Shrinking Jewish Middle with Professor Steven M. Cohen. Details>>

A Civil Rights Journey with Rabbi Dantowitz. Details>>

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New for 2017-2018

Aleph Isn’t Hard! with Cantor Jessica Epstein, Tuesday, October 17 & 24 and November 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2017. Details >>

Torah Cantillation Class with Cantor Jessica Epstein, Tuesday, March 13, 20 &27 and April 10, 17 & 24, 2018. Details>>

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Continuing for 2017-2018

TBA Book Group with Rabbi Kulwin. Selections for 2017-2018>>

Parashat HaShavuah with Rabbi Kulwin Weekly before Shabbat Services. Details>>

State of the Garden State with Journalists Mary Alice Williams, Tom Moran & Matt Katz.  Photo Gallery>>

History Through Text with Rabbi Kulwin, The Jewish Religion. Details>>

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Dantowitz,  Women of the Bible: Supporters, Victims, Leaders, Warriors, Rabble Rousers! Details >>

Rosh Hodesh with Rabbi Dantowitz, sponsored by Sisterhood. Details>>

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