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.
Miller Introduction to Judaism
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 Mathew Marko will guide the learning throughout the year.
Email Beth or call her at 619 697-6001, ext. 108, if you have any questions.
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Ongoing Adult Education Opportunities
These 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.
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Nakh & Nosh
Join us (almost) every Thursday at 12:00 noon.
Rabbi Marko invites you to join him to explore texts and discover the ways in which they speaks to our lives today. Don't forget to pack your lunch!
The Hebrew Bible is known among Jews by the acronym TaNaKh. This stands for Torah (the 5 Books of Moses), Nivi’im (the Prophets), and Ketuvim (the writings). Jews put so much emphasis on Torah, reading it in its entirety on an annual or triennial cycle, but other than the corresponding selections known as Haftara, we often focus far less on the rest of this Eternal Book of Books.
NO KNOWLEDGE OF HEBREW NECESSARY. In fact, everyone at all levels can join in as we explore these incredible texts. And you can jump on or off at any time you’d like.
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Maven is an immersive and experiential digital learning program, spirited by American Jewish University (AJU). Maven classes and programs elevate voices and capture insights of guest speakers and AJU faculty, while advancing ideas, sparking dialogue, and igniting debate. AJU advances and elevates the Jewish journey of individuals, organizations, and our community through excellence in scholarship, teaching, engaged conversation, and outreach. AJU is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent that serves the Jewish community of the twenty-first century.
Click here to learn about Maven's current offerings.