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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. 

Zoom with Visiting Scholars

Rabbi Julie has planned an exciting series of adult ed classes by visiting scholars in the midst of a pandemic. Please join them as they share their wisdom and uplift our spirits with their teachings.

Please use the links to register or let Jessica know if you plan to attend.

For classes that have already occurred click here. 

Living Among the Dead
3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 

Mania Lichtenstein, Adena Astrowsky’s grandmother, witnessed the horrors of the Holcaust as a young girl, spending three years in a labor camp before she escaped and hid in the forests until the end of the war.In Living Among the Dead: My Grandmother's Holocaust Survival Story of Love and Strength, her granddaughter tells Mania’s memories, interwoven with poetry and and personal reflection. 

The author has dedicated her career to helping the most vulnerable of society by prosecuting child sex abuse and domestic violence cases in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Sue currently handles post-conviction cases on appeal and foreign extradition cases. 


Not Just a Survivor
3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8

Rochy Miller is the daughter of Lea Leibowitz, a Holocaust survivor who spent her entire life trying to make logical sense of an inexplicable trauma that ruled her life and decimated her past. She experienced it physically, lived it emotionally and studied it intellectually. This memoir provides an insight into the life of a truly exceptional woman. A Holocaust survivor’s tale told across two families and three continents before, during and after World War II. Rochy Miller will be joining us by Zoom fro Austraalia where she now lives. 


For classes that have already occurred click here. 

Sat, September 19 2020 1 Tishrei 5781