Adult Education Presents

Adult Education Presents

A Reinterpretation of Ritual Purity for Our Times
Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Featured speaker Nina Rubin will offer us a new look at the concepts of Tahor and Tamei in Jewish law. While these terms are often translated as the binary states of ritual ‘purity’ and ritual ‘impurity,’ Rabbi Rubin invites us instead to think of ourselves as falling somewhere along the continuum between ‘spiritually boundaried,’ and ‘spiritually vulnerable,’ and understand why these concepts are relevant to our current times.  To Connect Online:
To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 995 9992 8701, Passcode: 440042

Jewish Book Discussion Group: 
Hannah’s War, by Jan Eliasberg
Tuesday, October 13, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Berlin, 1938. Groundbreaking physicist Dr. Hannah Weiss, a Jewish woman living and working under the harsh rule of the Third Reich, is on the verge of the greatest discovery of the 20th century: splitting the atom. The discussion will be led by Ruth Kohan. To Connect online:
To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 962 8995 9946, Password: 498102

Approachable Torah
Thursday, October 22, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
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Rabbi Allan Berkowitz leads a lively conversation about the Torah portion of the week. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Join online (with or without video):
Join by Phone, 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 884 0575 7618 (No Password required)

Talmud Study – Tractate Pesachim
Fridays, beginning October 23, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
We are beginning a new tractate, Pesachim, when weekly Friday morning Talmud study with Rabbi Jaymee Alpert resumes on Friday, October 23. No prior Talmud study experience necessary. All are welcome. To connect via zoom (with or without video)
To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 734 334 750, Password: 854888

ELI Talks – Video Screening and Moderated Discussion
Sunday, October 25
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Screening of two videotaped ELI mini-lectures:

Rabbi Scott Perlo
The Essence of Ritual
Why is it that rituals that were alive for our ancestors oftentimes don’t resonate with us? Rabbi Scott Perlo looks at the relationship between feeling, form, and content in our rituals today, and what they mean for that which we so lovingly call “tradition.”

Pamela Schuller
I am Here; Hear Me Bark: Comedy, Disability, and the Inclusive Synagogue
Reflecting on her experiences growing up with Tourette’s Syndrome, Pamela Schuller examines the pitfalls and successes she’s encountered in the Jewish community’s attempts at inclusion. Blending a humorous improvisational process with Jewish tradition, Schuller outlines a new framework for the future of inclusion in the Jewish community.

Each video is approximately 15 minutes in length. We will have a brief discussion following each video. To Connect Online:
To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 952 9568 0805, Passcode: 477861

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