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Adult Learning Opportunities

Adult Education

For a full description of our 2017-18 offerings please download:

Adult Ed Brochure 2017-18

For more information, please contact adulted@shirathanefesh.org

Quick Summary:

1 – Book Discussions

  • Sept 24 – After Abel by Michal Lemberger
  • Nov 19 – Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
  • Jan 21 – The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
  • March 18 – Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan
  • April 29 – A Land Twice Promised by Noa Baum

2 – Friday Nights Live!

  • Sept 15 – Labor Issues with Robyn Robbins
  • Oct 27 – Intermarriage in our Families with Marion Usher
  • Nov 17 - Veterans’ Issues with Rick Weidman
  • Dec 1Muslim-Jewish Relations with Dan Spiro and guests from Muslim communities
  • Jan 26Tu B’Shvat Seder with Rabbi Gilah and Hazzan Ramón, joined by Gina Angiola from Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
  • Feb 23Anti-Semitism Update with Alan Ronkin
  • March 23Unexpected Gifts with Eve Soldinger
  • April 20Celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut with Israeli Song and Dance
  • May 4MoCo Policy Issues: Join our Tikkun Olam committee with this panel discussion of policy issues ahead in the 2018 Montgomery County elections.

3 – Dealing with Death

  • Sept 22 – Rosh Hashanah Sermon: Journeys of the Soul – Rabbi Gilah
  • Sept 23 – Ethical Wills – Rabbi Gilah
  • Oct. 28 – Having the Conversation
  • March 23 – Growing Old with Our Parents: Unexpected Gifts with Eve Soldinger
  • April 21 – Organ Donation
  • Cemetery Selection – Ongoing year-long program

4 – Around the Table

  • Aug 26 – After Kiddush: Mystical Musings I: Why Does Judaism Need Kabbalah? – with Rabbi Bob Saks
  • Sept 16 – Rabbi’s Table: Mystical Musings II: What is God’s Kavod? – with Rabbi Bob Saks
  • Sept 23 – Shabbat Shuvah: Listening through Time: Ethical Wills – with Rabbi Gilah
  • Oct 7 – After Kiddush: Solomon and the Queen of Sheba – with Gideon Amir
  • Oct 21 – After Kiddush: Mystical Musings III: The Strange Tale of Shabbetai Zvi – with Rabbi Bob Saks
  • Oct 28 – Rabbi’s Table: Having the Conversation – with Rabbi Gilah
  • Nov 25 – Rabbi’s Table: Rachel Takes Charge – with Rabbi Gilah
  • Dec 9 – Rabbi’s Table: Tamar Takes Charge – with Rabbi Gilah
  • Jan 13 – Rabbi’s Table: The Prophetic Voice of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 Years Later
  • Feb 10 – After Kiddush: How Reform Judaism Got Its Start – with Rabbi Bob Saks
  • Feb 24 – Rabbi’s Table: Creating Meaningful Services – with Rabbi Gilah
  • March 10 – Rabbi’s Table: The Rose Temple: A Vision of Faith – with Lucia Weitzman
  • Apr 21 – Rabbi’s Table: Organ Donation and Judaism
  • May 5 – Rabbi’s Table – with Gideon Amir
  • June 9 – Rabbi’s Table: Our Year-Long Journey: Practical Results and Personal Reflections