Opportunities for Adult Learning, 2012–2013
As you read through this year's catalog, you will see that Shir Hadash is fulfilling its mission to provide 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 finally learn Hebrew, or celebrate your adult b’nai mitzvah, the Adult Education committee has worked hard to find something for everyone.
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 LearningWorks, there will be 14 Sunday morning lectures covering a wide range of topics.
Our Levine Lecture is expanding this year to be a two-part lectureship: John Rothmann will join us in late November to discuss the recent elections and how our politics will impact the Middle East. The second lecture in March will be a two part discussion entitled Jews on Trial, looking at some of the most famous Jewish trials over the past 100 years.
You may contact Cady Burstein, Chair of the Adult Education Committee at or Patty Cruz at the Shir Hadash office 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.
Exploring the World of Judaism
Fourteen Sunday Mornings, September 23, 2012 – May 5, 2013
Movies and Midrash, Part 2; Rabbi Martin Weiner
November 10, 2012
The Levine Lectures, Part 2: Fred Rosenbaum, Jews on Trial
March 8 and March 9, 2013
Taste of Judaism
August 28, September 4 and 11, 2012
Adult Hebrew Prayer Fluency
September 4, 11, October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2012
Introduction to Judaism
November 6, 2012 through April 30, 2013
Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class
January 13, 20, February 3, 24, March 10, 24, April 21, 28, May 12, 2013
Conversational Hebrew with Yael Karmi
February 25, March 4, 11, 18, April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 2013
Jewish Book Group
- September 9: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, by Nathan Englander, and Hope A Tragedy, by Shalom Auslander
- November 11: My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner, by Meir Shalev
- February 3: The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer
- April 28: The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Torah Study Group: The Human Side of the Biblical Narrative
October 13, 2012 through May 11, 2013
Women’s Study Group: The Portrayal of American Jewish Women in Literature
October 18, November 13, 2012; January 17, February 14, March 21, April 18, and May 16, 2013
February 10, 24, March 10, 2013
High Holy Day session September 9, 2012, three session introduction in the spring.
Father’s Group September 30, December 2, 2012
Special Events & Community Services
October 20, 2012
Community Learner’s Shabbat
October 27, 2012 and June 1, 2013
Sigd: Israeli’s Newest National Holiday
November 10, 2012
November 17, 2012
100 Great Jewish Books in Honor of Jewish Book Month
Saturday, December 1, 2012
December 8, 2012
January 12, 2013
January 26, 2013
February 2, 2013
Adult B’nai Mitzvah Reunion
March 9, 2013
Speaker Rabbi Doug Kohn: Broken Fragments
March 17, 2013
March 30, 2013
April 13, 2013