Upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities

Upcoming Adult Learning Opportunities

The Phantom Akeidah: The Sacrifice of Ishmael (Zoom)
Monday, September 14, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

In advance of the high holidays, educator Aviv Matzkin will guide us on a close reading of the expulsion of Hagar/Ishmael and the story of the Akeidah (the binding of Isaac). Comparing these two stories side-by-side will help shed light on the meaning of the Akeidah. Two structural modes of interpretation we would employ to reveal meaning are: chiasm (in Hebrew אתבש) and “Where have we heard this before?”
https://zoom.us/j/98828208625? pwd=SjQwcDFHQlBIVTlpV1lieWxZVW1qUT09
To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 988 2820 8625, Passcode: 833236

Upcoming Book Discussion Group (Zoom)


The CBD Book discussion group has a line-up of interesting material for the coming year. Titles and discussion leaders have been chosen for the first five sessions. Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. 

  • September 15 – Join other book lovers for a relaxed sharing of your favorite books from childhood until now. Jewish content is a bonus, but not required.
  • October 13 – Hannah’s War by Jan Eliasberg, (fiction) led by Ruth Kohan
  • November 10 – Letters to My Palestinian Neighbors by Yossi Klein Halevi, (Nonfiction) led by Rabbi Jaymee Alpert
  • December 8 – And After the Fire by Lauren Belford, (fiction) led by Ginny Baird
  • January 12 – The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China, by Jonathan Kaufman, (non-fiction) led by Harry Cornbleet

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