Adult Education

Adult Education Presents

Salvador Dalí ‘s Aliyah, the Rebirth of Israel

Sunday, January 24, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Prof. David Blumenthal will present a slide-lecture on “Aliyah, the Rebirth of Israel,” the suite of 25 lithographs created in 1968 by Salvador Dalí commemorating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. Prof. Blumenthal will discuss the history of the paintings, their content, and his special relationship to them. This event is co-sponsored by Hazak. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82516526168?pwd=R00zcnJyOXkrUFg1YkNWVWVRSGt0UT09  Meeting ID: 825 1652 6168, Passcode: 975949, Dial in:  669 900 9128 US

Approachable Torah

Thursday, January 28, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Rabbi Allan Berkowitz leads a lively conversation about the Torah portion of the week. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89925526526?pwd=RVBwZXc1LzZSenc5OU5SN05FVkpxQT09
Dial-in 408 638 0968 Meeting ID: 899 2552 6526 Passcode: 232968

Talmud Study

Fridays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Please join Rabbi Jaymee Alpert for weekly Talmud study, as we proceed with Tractate Pesachim. All are welcome. No prior Talmud study experience necessary. To connect via zoom https://zoom.us/j/734334750?pwd=VUx5U0tpclZHV3Y4M0F2V1JaeE84dz09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 734 334 750, Passcode: 854888

Introduction to Zohar: Series with Rabbi Nathan Roller

First Tuesday of the Month, next February 2, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
This monthly class will explore selections of the Zohar, one of the foundational texts of Jewish mysticism. We will look at the historical background and the key concepts needed to begin to uncover the theological depths and religious power of this mysterious text. Although it is offered as a series, each session could serve as a standalone lecture. To connect online: https://zoom.us/j/99676071127?pwd=cDRic21Db2E5OW5WMkFkNnVRUDZmUT09 To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 996 7607 1127, Passcode: 054832

Book Discussion Group

Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel, by Daniel Gordis
Relations between the American Jewish community and Israel are at an all-time nadir. As memory of the Holocaust and of Israel’s early vulnerability has receded, the divide between us has grown only wider. We Stand Divided examines the history of the troubled relationship between American Jews and Israeli Jews, showing the two groups have very different ideas about issues ranging from democracy and history to religion and identity. By acknowledging each other’s commonality and moral commitment, the world’s two largest Jewish communities have the ability to forge a path forward, together. Discussion is led by Paul Freudenthal. To Connect online: https://zoom.us/j/96289959946?pwd=WnNFT2ZSWkxkcGJ0L1NaQXVZSlhNZz09  To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 962 8995 9946, Password: 498102.