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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM 5778 (2017-18)

“JUDAISM 101”
Teacher: Rabbi Don Weber
DAYTIME AND EVENING CLASSES

Are you new to Jewish life, or in a relationship with someone Jewish?
Are you Jewish by birth, but haven’t ever studied Judaism as an adult?
Are you a long-time student of Jewish ideas, always interested in learning more?

Were you told “Sha!” when you asked why Jews do things a certain way?
Were you a trouble-maker in religious school?
Are you interested in seeing old ideas in new ways?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, this course is for you!

Judaism 101 is an opportunity to start from the beginning or to build on what you already know – to learn what our tradition offers to celebrate special moments and to make ordinary moments special. From birth to death, from Rosh Hashanah to Shavuot, from the way we mark time to the way we choose our food – Judaism brings a unique perspective to the miraculous gift we call “life.” And as Reform Jews we have even more options to choose from… and to personalize.

This class is open to people of every level and every background. Participants will be asked to read in preparation for class and to join in the hands-on activities but there are no tests, so you can relax and enjoy studying together.

FREE for temple members; the two texts will cost approximately $35 total.
Non-Members: $150 for the full-year course, including the books.

Evening classes will meet on alternate Thursday evenings, from 8:00 to 9:40 p.m., beginning October 5.
Daytime classes will meet on alternate Monday afternoons, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., beginning October 2.

To register, click here
or call the temple office at 732-308-0055.

15 Mohawk Drive, Marlboro NJ 07746


 

 

Continuing Education Program 5778 (2017-18)

HEBREW FOR BEGINNERS
Teacher: Marilyn Beutel
TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES

• Have you always wanted to know where we are in the service, instead of just waiting for everyone to turn the page?
• Have you wanted to read the Hebrew words, and not just make sounds?
• Are you interested in studying for your Bat or Bar Mitzvah if you never celebrated it before?
• Did you take Hebrew when you were a child, but every service reminds you what you don’t remember?
• Are your children learning Hebrew, and you want to learn with them and help them?

 

If any of these describes you, then register to take Hebrew for Beginners. There is no prior knowledge required, but you will be expected to study between classes.

FREE for temple members; the text and materials are $30.
Non-Members: $125 for the full-year course, including the text.

Classes will meet on alternate Tuesdays, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., beginning in late September. Register soon to participate!

To register for this course, click here
or call the temple office at 732-308-0055.

15 Mohawk Drive, Marlboro NJ 07746


 

 

Continuing Education Program 5778 (2017-17)

SPECIAL SEMINARS

SHABBATON: “WHAT DO I WANT AT THE END OF MY LIFE, AND HOW DO I SAY THAT? – November 10 & 11

Rabbi Shira Stern will lead a three-part Shabbaton – Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday luncheon – on the most difficult of all conversations: sharing desires, hopes and fears about the end of life. When things are going well, we don't want to spoil the mood; when things are not, it's too painful to talk about. Tackling these decisions is hard to do; sometimes, finding the right words, the right questions and the right time to bring the subject of dying makes the whole process even more difficult. So where do we begin?
Over an entire Shabbat we will work together to create a template to facilitate the conversation to use with our parents, our partners and our children. On Friday evening we will tackle the “why?”; Shabbat morning, after services, we will deal with the “how?”; Saturday after lunch, we will deal with the “when?” Saturday lunch included for registrants.

To register : Click here

EAT-PRAY-LEARN: HAVDALAH – January 20, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a Saturday evening of study, prayer… and food! Our E-P-L theme this year is Havdalah, the short, beautiful ritual that ends Shabbat and begins the new week. Rabbi Weber and Cantor Alexander will guide us as we create “sacred time,” and experience it first-hand as we make a winter Saturday evening special. No charge; participants will be asked to bring a side dish or dessert, and dinner is provided for everyone. Children are welcome!

To register : Click here

300 WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR SEDER – March 18, 10:30 a.m.

Taught by Dr. Murray Spiegel, this one-hour presentation covers a wide variety of topics – history of the seder, the origins of its customs, and novel approaches for your seder. Plus the fascinating and humorous account of a lifetime project involving hundreds of people around the globe; ideas for interesting seder discussions, activities and cultural elements from people around the world; how to generate both fun and scholarship at your seder. With audio of languages around the world (including every language of Jewish heritage), authentic Jewish chants from around the world and lots more. Participants will receive multi-pages handout of seder resources.

To register : Click here

These Seminars are FREE and open to the entire community; advance registration is required.

 

15 Mohawk Drive, Marlboro NJ 07746