Rabbi Hillel says …do not say ‘When I am free I will study’, for perhaps you will not become free.
Pirkei Avot 2:6
When Hillel couldn’t afford to attend school, he would climb the roof and listen to lessons through an open window, even during the harsh winter months. He understood that even the most challenging circumstances were not insurmountable to someone who truly wishes to learn. This year, even if your schedule is already busy, experiment with carving out time for a learning opportunity that you’ve wanted to explore. Click here for details.
Throughout the year we’ll offer various opportunities to further your knowledge or, for some, begin their journey. If you have any questions, email Beth or call her at 619 697-6001, ext. 108 and leave a message.
I Never Knew That! What You May Not Know About the Passover Seder
Sunday, April 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
While we may have committed the Four Question and Dayenu to memory, there are a myriad of interesting traditions that are not nearly as popular and yet, can really enhance your upcoming Passover Seder. Come and explore some new and innovative ideas to share at your Seder.
Tried and true can often become tired and true. Lili Feingold will share interesting and unusual, not-so-well-known customs. Once you spend a bit of time with Lili, you’ll be more prepared to share some interesting new knowledge during any Seder that you’re hosting or attending as a guest.
Miller Introduction to Judaism
Thursdays, beginning December 2nd
Whether you are in an interfaith relationship, looking to explore Judaism for the first time, re-discovering your Jewish heritage, or seeking to convert to Judaism, we are here to support your journey. This course is taught through a collaborative educational partnership with the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program of American Jewish University. The nationally recognized 18 week Intro course covers the essentials of Judaism, including its holidays, rituals, ideas, and traditions. Rabbi Joshua Dorsch will guide the learning throughout the year.
Email Beth or call her at 619 697-6001, ext. 108, if you have any questions.
Ongoing Adult Education Opportunities
These mostly-monthly opportunities do not require registration.
The first of each Jewish month—the celebration of the new moon, its slender crescent barely visible in the night sky—is a day historically associated with women’s renewal and celebration. In recent decades, Rosh Chodesh has become an occasion for Jewish women to gather for learning, ritual, and spiritual exploration, and to mark life passages.
We have women of all ages regularly join us. We believe that our diversity is our greatest strength and allows us to learn and grow from one another. Our Rosh Chodesh group meets monthly, in various homes, and offers women an exclusive and meaningful opportunity.
Click here for more details on our current offering.
Torah on Tap
Together, we will look at ancient and contemporary rabbinic texts that aim to help us ascend in our holiness. Join Rabbi Dorsch for an evening of learning, discussion, and beer…Whatever’s on your tap! Click here for more information!