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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 19th at 3pm (Zoom)
Please join Rabbi Mel Gottlieb for his class where he will be teaching on "A Jewish Approach on How to Deal with Those with Whom we Differ". 

Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, Ph.D., serves as President of the Academy and Interim Dean of the Rabbinical School. He previously served as President (2008-2012) as well as Dean of the Rabbinical and Chaplaincy Schools. During his presidency, he co-founded AJRCA’s groundbreaking collaborative initiative in interreligious studies with Claremont School of Theology and the Islamic Center of Southern California. Rabbi Gottlieb serves as Senior Fellow on the Academic Leadership Team at Claremont Lincoln University and is a member of the Board of Directors. Rabbi Gottlieb was ordained at Yeshiva University. He holds a doctorate in Mythology/Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where he has served as an Adjunct Faculty member. Rabbi Gottlieb has also taught at Columbia, Yeshiva University, and the University of Southern California’s Graduate School of Social Work. His essays have appeared in publications such as the Huffington Post, the national journals Ideas and Shma, and the book Illuminating Letters. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles as well as at synagogues of all denominations throughout Southern California. Rabbi Gottlieb is the former Director of Hillel at MIT and Princeton, and was the Rabbi at Kehillat Ma’ariv in Santa Monica as well as Westwood Village Synagogue. 

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Thursday the 3rd of December at 3pm
Esther Basch, will share with us her incredible journey through life from the trauma of the Holocaust to a life of gentle kindness. More details to come, but please RSVP for this class now! 

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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. 


Tue, November 24 2020 8 Kislev 5781