The most recent book club meeting was Sunday, December 11
We shared favorite cookbooks.
Even if you don't have a chance to read the book,
we hope you'll join us for an enjoyable discussion.
Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class
Rabbi Rudolph is offering a course on Judaism on Shabbat mornings in the 10-11:15 AM slot following Torah Study. The
course is based on twenty years’ experience teaching what he calls an “adult b’nai mitzvah” class.
The class is for people who want to increase their knowledge across the broad spectrum of Jewish life and learning. There
may or may not be a “graduation” service at the end of the classes, like a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, but that will be
totally optional and this is really about the learning, not about that. Each time, the rabbi will teach a different
subject. Students can attend one or any number of the classes; they will each be independent in subject matter and there are
no prerequisites or charges. The first class was Saturday, October 29th.
Please write directly to the Rabbi if you are interested and/or have questions.
Tentative Fall - Winter Schedule 5777 October 29 -
Introduction plus Jewish Holiday Cycle Part I of II (The What and Why of fall and winter holidays) November 19 - Jewish History Part I
of III (Abraham to end of Biblical Period) (December 10 - no class, a Bat Mitzvah conflict) January 7 - Holocaust and Anti-Semitism (Why
all the persecutions?)
February 11 - Life Cycle Part I of II (Baby to Bnai Mitzvah) March 11 - God (What can we believe?)
Ever wonder what all of that ancient Hebrew text really means and
how it applies to our everyday lives? Each week, a congregation member leads a discussion about each week’s parsha and
answers any questions you may have.
Study on Saturday mornings from 9-10:15-ish a.m. in the Reception room at St. James