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Adult Education ~  "The Jewish tradition of learning ~  is learning. Adam chose knowledge instead of immortality." ~ Elie Wiesel

“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, history, spirituality, and philosophy at Temple B'rith Shalom.  If you are interested in a particular area of study listed below or something else, contact Rabbi Susan at rabbi@brithshalom-az.org

 

Adult Jewish Study Sunday Schedule - Mark your calendars!
5783 (2022/2023) Topics
Rabbi Nina Perlmutter and Tom Brodersen
Sundays at 1:00pm in our Social Hall
No charge for members 
Suggested Donation of $18.00+ for non-members
 

Dec. 11

Tikkun Olam and Kabbalah - Tom
Like many words the meaning of “Tikkun Olam” changes over time and according to who is using the words. We will explore how the term has been used from Rabbinic times to classical Kabbalah to modern times.
 

Jan. 22

Jewish Views on Death, Dying and Afterlife
Rabbi Nina and Tom

Does Judaism believe in reincarnation, resurrection, heaven and hell? You will be surprised.

Feb. 19

Beyond Ashkenazi - Rabbi Nina
Beyond “Ashkenazi-Centrism’—the Diversity of Jewish Communities around the world—Africa, Asia, U.S.
 

Mar. 12

Elijah the Prophet's 3000 year Career - Tom
Elijah lived almost 3000 years ago and then “went up to the heavens in a whirlwind,” but to this day, we still expect him at every bris and seder. What is his message to us?
 

Apr. 16

Eco-Judaism - Rabbi Nina
What is eco-kosher? How do we live our lives in ways that preserve the earth?

May 21

Prophetesses & Woman Mystics in Jewish History - Tom
The Talmud names seven prophetesses, including Miriam and Devorah, who are explicitly called prophetesses in the Hebrew Bible. Later in Jewish history, female mystics appear in Israel and elsewhere.
 

June 11

Exploring Women in Tanach - Rabbi Nina
Inviting in the Matriarchs and others
 

July 9

Jewish Meditation - Tom
What is Jewish meditation? What is meditation? What is Jewish? Tom Brodersen, certified Jewish Meditation teacher, will explore these questions and lead a guided Jewish meditation practice.
 

August 13

Judaism as gratitude and blessing - Rabbi Nina
100 blessings a day and so much more.
 

 

 

 

Wed, November 30 2022 6 Kislev 5783