Adult Education: Learning Curve!

Learning Curve!

Adult Education

BHBE’s home for Jewish learning programs that are varied, exciting, and relevant to all ages.

Ongoing and Upcoming Classes

Talmud Class with Rabbi Nate Crane
Wednesdays at 10:00am in person and on Zoom

Psalms Class with Rabbi Nate Crane
First Wednesday of each month at 7:30am on Zoom – right after minyan

Strangers in a Strange Land with Rabbi Barry R. Friedman, D. Min.
Monday mornings at 11:00am CT, October 24 and 31, November 7, and 14 and December 5, 2022. All classes on Zoom.
During this time of aggressive Christian nationalism and rising anti-Semitism in our country, we will explore the essential rabbinic text, Mishneh Avodah Zarah, to see how the rabbis of the early Talmudic period devised ways to relate to and co-exist with their non-Jewish neighbors. We will also explore if and how their responses can be helpful to us as diaspora Jews living in these precarious times.

Contemporary Jewish Thought with Sandy Goldberg
Thursday evenings at 7:30pm CT, 9 sessions through January 5. All classes in person.
This course will focus on issues presented in American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement, and Belief, edited by Marmur and Ellenson, Brandeis University Press, 2020. Topics include God, Revelation and Commandment, and Spirituality.

Randi and Rob Feder are  sponsoring the ScholarStream Series once again in memory of Randi’s sister, Marcia Fischer Webb, who loved Jewish learning. The second series of online classes, Series 3: Great Thinkers Who Have Influenced Conservative Judaism, runs on Wednesday evenings November 30th-December 21st at 7:00pm CT. Excellent teachers and stimulating ideas create a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience.

Nov. 30thHeschel on Prophecy: Spirituality and Activism with Rabbi Gordon Tucker (The Jewish Theological Seminary)
Dec. 7thUnderstanding God and Ourselves through the Stories of Our Tradition (Neil Gillman) with Rabbi Elliot Dorff (Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies)
Dec. 14thGender, Theology, Halakhah: the Works of Rachel Adler with Rabbi Gail Labovitz (Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies)
Dec. 21stWhat’s Next for Conservative Judaism: What Has Changed, What Will Change, and What Should Change? with Dr. Arnold M. Eisen (Chancellor Emeritus & Professor of Jewish Thought, The Jewish Theological Seminary)

Registration is required to get the Zoom link which will come from the Rabbinical Assembly. See the Thursday BHBE News emails for the code which allows you to take any class at no charge.

The Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah has established a relationship with the Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. Check out the Melton School website for more information.

You can always call the synagogue office at 847.256.1213 with your questions or suggestions. We look forward to learning with you.

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