Opportunities for Adult Learning, 2013–2014
It is with great pleasure that we introduce the 2013–2014 Opportunities for Adult Learning. As you read through the catalog, you will see that Shir Hadash is fulfilling its mission and offering new and exciting educational opportunities for adult learners. The Adult Education committee has worked hard to provide numerous courses, programs, speakers, and special educational activities. We encourage you to find the time to take advantage of the amazing opportunities to learn and find friends with similar interests. Whether you seek parenting advice or spirituality, the chance to discuss contemporary issues, or to create a Jewish lens for your photography, there is something for you.
We are pleased to announce the return of the popular Sunday morning series, Exploring the World of Judaism. With the continued support of a grant from the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust and Jewish Learning Works, Sunday mornings will continue to be a busy place at Shir Hadash. This year we will have some prominent speakers addressing a wide range of topics.
We will also be introducing a new lunchtime series starting in October. Hot Button Issues on Law and Judaism will give participants a chance to discuss current issues and look at how they are addressed in Jewish texts.
For more information you may contact Cady Burstein, Chair of the Adult Education Committee at or register with Patty Cruz at the Shir Hadash office, , or call Patty at 358-1751, ext 7.
We invite you to check out the links below for more details about these programs.
Download the PDF version of the program catalog, which includes a registration form and a monthly calendar of events.
One Time Programs
Levine Lecture: Abbas Milani
October 13, 2013
Scholar in Residence: Sandy Sasso
October 25 and 27, 2013
Community Shabbat: New Jewish Books
November 9, 2013
Field trip To City Lights
December 1, 2013
Havdalah: Jews and the Broadway Musical
January 11, 2014
Havdalah: Movie night
March 1, 2014
Taste of Judaism
Tuesdays, September 17 and 24, and October 1, 2013
Mondays, September 30 and October 7, 2013
Community Shabbat: Learners’ Service
Saturdays, October 19, 2013, and February 22, 2014
Sundays, November 17, 2013, and March 2, 2014
Sundays, January 12 and 26, and February 9, 2014
Ongoing Group Study
Sundays, September 22 and November 17, 2013; March 2 and May 11, 2014
Torah Study: Exodus
Saturdays, September 28, 2013, through May 31, 2014
Hot Button Issues in Law and Judaism
Fridays, monthly beginning October 11, 2013, through June 6, 2014
Is Your Camera Jewish?
Wednesday, October 16
Mondays, monthly beginning November 11, 2013, through April 21, 2014
Women’s Study: Latin America
Thursdays, monthly beginning October 17, 2013, through May 15, 2014
Intro to Judaism
Tuesdays, weekly beginning October 22, 2013
Exploring The World of Judaism
For more information, please visit our Exploring The World of Judaism page.
Genetic Testing: Jewish Choices. Is it right for your family?
Sunday, September 29, 2013
The Levine Lecture: Iran—Its Jews and the State of Israel
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Nurturing the Spiritual Imagination of Children
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Even the Land Needs a Rest
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Sacred Choices: Thinking Through Teen Sexuality
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Understanding the Israeli Settlements
Sunday, December 8, 2013