ADULT LEARNING

The Congregation for Humanistic Judaism is committed to lifelong learning that encourages Jewish cultural literacy and an exploration of Humanistic values. We regard the Torah and other Jewish texts as human literature that reflects the interests and concerns of those who wrote or interpreted them. Classes are a privilege of membership! Guests are welcome to try them out...please contact the congregation office to make arrangements.

 

CURRENT ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Unrolling Judaism

Rabbi Jeffrey Falick

Mondays, Noon

Over the course of 1-3 sessions, Rabbi Falick provides an in-depth examination of traditional Jewish concepts, texts, and practices. It's all presented from an historically accurate point of view that is both sensitive to the beliefs of those who still hold fast to the ideas and observances and relevant to those seeking a more critical approach.

 

Introduction to Talmud

Rabbi Jeffrey Falick

Wednesdays, 11am

Composed over hundreds of years and finalized over 1500 years ago the Talmud has certainly inspired religious reverence, but it is also a significant work of intellectual achievement, dealing with matters both "holy" and involving every day life. This class covers its history, structure, and select topics.

 

The (Secular Humanistic) Rebbe's Tisch

Rabbi Jeffrey Falick

Saturdays, 10am

Traditional Jews gather around their rabbi's table (their "rebbe's tisch") to learn words of wisdom from the Torah. Our Secular Humanistic rabbi, Jeff Falick, will begin each week with headlines from the Jewish world. Then we will turn to the Torah's weekly portion, employing the tools of critical-historical study along with an appreciation for traditional ways in which the Torah was studied throughout Jewish history. Also...come hungry for the bagels and coffee!

 

Jewish History Seminars

Natan Fuchs, Humanistic Jewish Madrich (Leader) & Scholar

Check Temple Calendar for Sessions

Join Natan for an in-depth look at Jewish history.