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Adult Education

“It is a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace. (Proverbs 3:17-18)

There are many opportunities to increase your understanding of Jewish traditions, language, holidays and philosophy at Temple B'rith Shalom. If you are interested in a particular area of study, please contact Rabbi Julie. When the temple reopens there will be additional inperson opportunities, including Torah study with Carl Shulak and Hebrew classes taught by Marilynne Yeakley. 

New Class! The Wisdom of Not Knowing

Please join Rabbi Kozlow's next weekly class, beginning at noon Wednesday, Nov. 11. We will be discussing the profound ideas explored in The Wisdom of Not Knowing by Estelle Frankel.

Frankel proposes that psychological, emotional, and spiritual health depend on accepting how much in life cannot be known, and that it is important to have the courage to face uncertainty and ambiguity,. 

The author is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual director and popular public speaker. In her private practice in Albany, CA, she works with individuals and couples providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and spiritual mentoring. She is also a seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who offers workshops on the intersection of psychology and spirituality, Kabbalah and healing, and Musar, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. 

The book is available as a paperback or on Kindle from Amazon.

To register for this free class, please click here. 

Zoom with Visiting Scholars- Ta Sh'ma Adult Education Series

Rabbi Julie planned an exciting series of adult ed classes by visiting scholars in the midst of a pandemic. 

Thursday November 12th at 3pm (Zoom)

Please join us as Irene Danon will share with us her amazing story and the five books that she has written on her life and her triumph of overcoming the trauma of the Holocaust.

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Irene Danon is a Holocaust survivor from Yugoslavia. In 1941, her Father was taken to a death camp and was the only one, from the entire country of Yugoslavia, out of 69,000 Jews, who was successful in escaping from the concentration camp at Belgrade.

After his escape, Danon family lived and hid in cellars, fields and caves, without food or water, as they made their way to Italy. In 1944 British army entered Bary, Italy, and created there a Displaced Persons camp. The Danon Family made their way to the camp where, for the first time in four years, they had bread and chocolates.

From Bari, Italy, in 1944, Irene with her parents and two brothers came to America as guests of President Roosevelt. After the death of Roosevelt, Truman made it possible for them to remain in America. 
Irene Lived in, Cleveland, New York, Long Beach, and Long Island where she was married.
In New York, Irene went to City College where she majored in psychology and Literature.

Irene and her family moved to California, where Irene continued with her studies. At Santa Monica City college. She studied writing and psychology. After City College Irene went to UCLA where she continued with classes in literature, writing, and English language. At the same time, Irene got Involved with the Religious Science, and Jewish Science, Created by Rabbi Lichstenstein. Irene studied, became a minister, and was ordained by Rev. Dr. O.C. Smith. (Positive approach to life.)

After the death of her husband, she changed her major to business. She studied Real Estate, sales, law and management. But success does not come free. Irene had a heart attack and had to disencumber herself of all the responsibilities. About 10 years ago, Irene with one of her 3 daughters came to Prescott.
Irene lives in gratitude every moment of her life. She feels blessed to have been guided by a higher po
wer, to Prescott.Thank you God, and may you all be blessed for creating this little haven for us.

Irene Danon's book, Failure is Not an Option is available for purchase on Amazon.

Thursday November 19th at 3pm (Zoom)
Rabbi Mel Gottleib will be teaching us his amazing Musar, ethical teachings for everyday life.

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More Classes will be coming in December. Please stay tuned for more details! 

For classes that have already occurred click here. 


Fri, October 23 2020 5 Cheshvan 5781