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Classes for Adults
The Partnership takes Jewish education beyond books and classrooms by providing an array of venues and opportunities for people to integrate Jewish experiences into their daily lives and make Jewish learning joyful. We offer a variety of classes for people of all ages. Please take a moment to explore the listings of learning opportunities below from the Partnership and/or other community organizations.
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Monday nights (7:15-8:45 PM) - November 12, 2012 - February 4, 2013 (no class Dec. 24; Dec. 31, Jan. 7) (10 sessions) Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation Instructor: Rabbi Marc Israel Cost: 250 + $50 book and materials fee Minimum of 15 students necessary. For further information or to register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-283-6234. Description: Bereshit – I - From Adam to Abraham: The First 20 Generations The stories take us from the universal tales of the creation of the world, the flood, and the Tower of Babel to the foundational tales of Abraham and Sarah, and the beginnings of the Jewish people. The themes of family and faith, honor and dishonor, passion and power provide a rich exploration of our people and ourselves...
Elijah , in the biblical account, ascends to the heavens in a chariot of fire. Never having died he is available for three thousand years of visits here below. Elijah becomes the most popular figure in Jewish folklore. He disguises himself as a beggar, visits the seder, helps the poor, punishes the cruel, teaches mystics and rabbis, and is a guest at every bris (circumcision). He brings peace, turns the hearts of parents and children towards each other and announces the coming of the messiah. May he arrive quickly in our time. The class will read texts and tell stories about Elijah from the bible, Jewish folkore and liturgy, rabbinic and hassidic literature as well as some Christian and Islamic sources. Part of the class will be devoted to understanding the background...
How the Psalms Instruct and Inspire, Celebrate and Comfort, and Otherwise Comment on the Human Condition
New Class Begins Feb. 28th at Olam Tikvah in Fairfax! This text based course will examine groupings of Psalms that may be familiar from their liturgical uses accompanying holiday or life cycle events. Each grouping will be unpacked for its historical context, their contribution to the thematic issues noted in the course title, how they are used in public or private worship, and how they may resonate for us today. Location: Congregation Olam Tikvah Dates: Thursdays, Feb. 28, 2013 – April 25, 2013 7:15 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (8 weeks) Instructor: Avi West, The Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning Cost: $200 plus $36 materials fee. For further information or to register, please contact email@example.com or 240-283-6234. There is a 15...
Join us for four conversations that delve into the mystical and hidden wisdom of Judaism: “A Class on Nothing,” “Tikkun Olam – Repairing the World,” “Finding Balance” and “Receiving Wisdom.” Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for upcoming dates and locations.
Join us to explore the confusing inner world of emotions from a Jewish perspective. Topics include: Passion, Anger, Boredom, Ambivalence, Fear and Exuberance. 6 sessions Please contact us at email@example.com to be notified of upcoming dates and locations.
This popular Jewish literacy class enables participants to explore their past and consider a meaningful Jewish future. Jewish texts are used to ground conversations on personal journeys, ritual, tikkun olam (social activism), joy, friendship and community. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of upcoming dates and locations.
What is Melton? The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a comprehensive, pluralistic program of adult Jewish learning offered throughout the world. Developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Melton curriculum offers adults a well-rounded, in-depth study of Judaism in a user-friendly format. Explore Jewish texts from Biblical through contemporary sources in an intellectually stimulating, non-denominational environment. Read "Melton: Learning as Community" to see how the Melton program impacted two alumni. Melton’s Approach to Jewish Learning: University-caliber faculty and curriculum Designed for busy adults Learning for pleasure; no pressure No prerequisites, homework or exams Relates ancient wisdom to modern...
In a dynamic and changing Middle East we look back at the explosive and often overlooked moments in modern Israeli history which defined the State. Using historical documents, song and film clips, and contemporary commentary, each class will take a different turning point from a period of Israel’s development and look at the impact it had on the country. Location: Congregation Olam Tikvah Instructor: Anton Goodman, Jewish Agency Israel Engager Shaliach to the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Dates: Thursdays, Oct. 18, 2012-Nov. 15, 2012 (10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m) (5 weeks) Cost: $100 . For further information or to register, please contact email@example.com or 240-283-6234.
Every Saturday morning from 8:00 to 9:15 am Rabbi Charles M. Feinberg Rabbi Feinberg leads a class and discussion on the weekly Torah or Haftarah portion. Each week, members of the group receive a selection of the reading, a commentary on the reading, and questions about the reading. Boker Ohr meets in the Adas Board Room every week except when Rabbi Feinberg is on vacation. Please contact Marcia Miller (Marcia.Miller@adasisrael.org) to register. Boker Ohr is open to the community at no charge
Once a month, at lunch time Rabbi Gil Steinlauf For over 20 years, the downtown study group has been meeting and studying traditional texts and grappling with powerful Jewish issues. This tradition continues this year, as Rabbi Steinlauf once again leads the group and explores everything from biblical texts to Talmud to Kabalistic teachings. The topics vary from month to month, but the high intellectual level of the group ensures that every class is challenging, intellectually satisfying and horizon-broadening. This class is a lunch-and-learn group and meets at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, 1875 K Street, N.W. There is no charge for the class, but there is a fee for lunch. For more information, please contact Beryl Saltman (Beryl.Saltman@adasisrael.org). ...
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