Sunday (or Shabbat) Series
The Sunday Series offers regular Sunday programming for learners at every level of Jewish literacy. For more detailed information about each class, go to pdf Jewish Study Program Guide (975 KB)
SUNDAY (now on Shabbat) SERIES for FALL 2016
Prophets and Prophecy in the Bible (December 3, 10, 17—1:00-2:30pm/After Oneg)
Explore with Gideon Amir the various views of prophecy in the Bible. Who were the prophets? Who were their earlier prototypes? From Deborah and Samuel to the great biblical prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Amos, we will look at their mission, criteria for success, and how they differed from their earlier counterparts.
Be sure to bring a complete Bible (Torah, Prophets, Writings) to class.
Contemporary Israeli/Jewish American Literature (Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Jan. 7, Mar. 11, May 13; 1:00pm)
Join congregants Haya Laufer and Luther Jett as they look at “Reconstructing Jewish Identity after the Holocaust.”
Oct. 15: Introduction and The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Nov. 19: City of God by E. L. Doctorow
Jan. 7: Adam Resurrected by Y. Kanuk
Mar. 11: Our Holocaust by Amir Guttfreunde
May 13: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Other Study Opportunities
Sefer v’ Ugah--October 30, 4:00pm
Book Event and Potluck Dessert with Noa Baum
Noa will present her new book, A Land Twice Promised, an introspective memoir that mines the depths of the chasm between the Israeli and Palestinian experiences, the torment of family loss and conflict, and the therapy of storytelling as a cleansing art. With her storytelling background, Noa captures the drama of a nation at war and her own discovery of humanity in the enemy. Book signing! (Please bring a dessert!)
Weekly Torah Study Session with Ira Unger—Tuesdays at 10:00-Noon
Join with Ira Ungar on Tuesday mornings in the Library for in-depth study of Biblical/Hebrew texts (with Rashi commentary as a primary focus.) Other traditional and modern day commentators are also resourced. Fall session will start with Parshat Vayishlach (Genesis).
Pre-requisite: ability to read Hebrew. Students come from varied backgrounds but have some basic Torah/prayerbook vocabulary, and further advance their understanding of Biblical/prayer texts by building vocabulary, through reading practice and sharing of spiritual/historical/literary insights. All are welcome.
Suggested fee: $300/10 class term; siding scale, as needed. You are welcome to come and visit to see if class suits your needs.
Biblical Archaeological Forum:”Power, Politics & Palaces: The Architectural Innovations of King Herod”, February 22, 2017, 8:00pm, George Mason University
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