Adult Education

Contact: [email protected] or 216-831-6555

 

WEINGOLD FALL FORUM
THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 7 - 21, 2019

Our annual Weingold Fall Forum brings talented clergy and educators from our area for a mini-semester of Jewish learning on Thursday evenings; nominal fee.  Click here to view the 2019 list.  Register for classes here.

Presented through the generosity of the Weingold Family.


Image result for donniel hartmanWeingold Guest Scholar Weekend 
December 6 - 8, 2019

We are pleased to welcome back Rabbi Donniel Hartman, co-director of Israel's Shalom Hartman Institute, who will present The Dilemmas of Modern Israel.  Join us for a thought-provoking weekend of lectures:  What's Jewish in a Jewish Democracy?;  Nationalism and the Jewish State; Israel's Nation State Law - A Careful Reading and Analysis; Israel, the Palestinians and a Future for the Peace Process.  All lectures are free and open to the community.  There is Shabbat dinner for a fee (RSVP to the synagogue office).

Click here to view the flier.

Presented through the generosity of the Weingold Family.

 


Recent Events:

Marcus Leadership Guest Scholar Weekend with Rabbi Mike Uram
Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4

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Friday, May 3
7 pm Service led by Zamir Children’s Choir; Birthday Shabbat
8:15 pm There Is No Such Thing as the Jewish Community – How the old language we use to talk Jewish community hurts Jews and weakens Jewish organizations
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Saturday, May 4
9 am Services; Can Judaism Survive in the Age of Millennials? – How synagogues can adapt to remain vital in an ever-changing world
12 pm Congregational Lunch
1 pm Moving from Clubs to Networks – New ways of understanding community

View flier here.


 

Image result for father patrick desboisIn Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind The Holocaust by Bullets
with Father Patrick Desbois
Monday, February 4 • 7 pm • BJC

 

World-renowned French scholar, author and Catholic priest, Fr. Patrick Desbois, has been profiled on CBS News’ 60 Minutes where he discussed his mission to discover forgotten victims of the Holocaust whose bodies lie in unmarked mass graves in the former USSR.  He is a Professor at Georgetown University, where he is on the faculty for the Center for Jewish Civilization. He is President of Yahad – In Unum, a French organization founded in 2004 to locate the sites of mass graves of Jewish victims of the Nazi mobile killing units in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Poland and Moldova. Register here. For more infomation, contact Jan Rutsky (216-831-0700, ext. 1348). Free and open to the community.  View the flier here.

This program is part of the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival: The Next Chapter.  Sponsored by The Ida and Sam Zelwin Family Fund and B'nai Jeshurun Congregation.


stein.jpgWeingold Guest Scholar
Professor Kenneth W. Stein
December 7-9, 2018
Israel - Sovereignty, Identity and the Quest for Peace

 

Author and academic, Prof. Stein’s career has focused on Israeli history, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the modern Arab world. He is a recipient of the ADL’s Ross Award for intellectual integrity.  He is Founding Director, Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and Founding President, Center for Israel Education.

 

VIEW THE FLIER HERE.  RSVP FOR DINNER HERE.

 

Friday, December 7:  The June 1967 War: How the War Changed Israeli, Jewish and Middle Eastern History 
Saturday, December 8:  Taking Control over One’s Destiny:  Zionism
                                     Reevaluating the 1978 Camp David Negotiations: How Israel Resisted a Palestinian State
Sunday, December 9:  Israel on Campus

 

 

 


 

 

ONGOING ADULT EDUCATION COURSES

TORAH STUDY WITH SUSAN WYNER


Most Tuesdays from 10:30- 11:30 am in the Dennis Children's Library. Open to all. Join seasoned educator Susan Wyner for a close reading of the Torah featuring both English and Hebrew. Ability to read Hebrew helpful, but not required. Call the synagogue office (216-831-6555) to confirm for the week.

STARBUCKS, BREAD, AND TORAH 


Every Saturday from 9:00 - 9:45 am in Gottlieb Auditorium. Engage in stimulating conversation, gain fresh insights into the Torah, and study with great teachers!

At The Crossroads:  Jewish Law for Our Time

Thursdays • 12:10 - 1 pm
Weekly Lunch & Learn
Commerce Park IV (corner of Chagrin and Green) Room 130

Bring a brown bag lunch and join Rabbi Weiss or Rabbi Rudin-Luria for a lively study of Talmud and Responsa (Jewish Law) examining what Judaism has to say about contemporary issues. Topics covered include personal, business, legal and medical ethics as well as areas of Jewish belief and ritual. Each session is complete in itself. To be on the group’s mailing list, please contact the synagogue office.

 


Weingold Guest Scholar and Fall forum

 

Our annual Weingold Guest Scholar weekend brings bible scholars to the synagogue for a weekend of learning.  All lectures are free and open to the community.  Click here to view the list of past guest scholars.  This event is usually held in the Fall.

Our annual Weingold Fall Forum brings talented clergy and educators from our area for a mini-semester of Jewish learning on Thursday evenings; nominal fee.  Click here to view the 2018 list.

Both of these programs, as well as several other periodic adult education opportunities, are presented through the generosity of the Weingold Family.