2017 Spring Class Program
Adath Emanu-El members: A Gold Pass is available for $36. It allows the holder to participate in an unlimited number of spring regular classes* for which they pre-register.
*Excludes premium courses.
*Some courses require additional materials or supplies, for which there is an extra fee.
1. Introduction to Judaism
Join the clergy of Adath Emanu-El to learn the basics of Judaism and Jewish life. Whether you are looking to just "brush up" or never had the chance to learn the basic concepts of Judaism, this is your chance. Topics will include Torah, our prayer book, and holidays. Come join us for this series!
Monday, April 3, 24—Cantor Messinger
All at 7:00 p.m. in the Tapestry Room
Tuition: $10 for the series for Adath Emanu-El members, $20 for the series for non-members.
2. Talmud Study
Join Rabbi David for a monthly Talmud Study class to discuss the stories and legends that have guided our people for centuries. Discuss the precious wisdom and historical perspective taught and loved in an engrossing and positive class environment.
Friday mornings. Classes will be held on April 28, May 26, 2017. All sessions at 10 am.
Tuition for the series: No charge for Adath Emanu-El members; non-members $5 per session.
3. Torah Talk and Bagels
Expand your understanding of the weekly Torah portion and share your thoughts with other members of the Adath Emanu-El family. No prior knowledge of Torah is re-quired. There is no finer way to spend Shabbat morning.
Every Saturday morning - 8:45 am
4. The Bible and Environmentalism with Sarah Rosenson
Sarah Rosenson teaches classes for high school students on Ethics, Philosophy, and the Bible at Moorestown Friends School. She has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown, a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in Jewish Studies from the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.
This interactive class will explore what the Bible has to say about the relationship be-tween human beings and the rest of the natural world? Does it provide any guidance on the issue of climate change? Join us for a discussion of the spiritual and ethical aspects of environmentalism.
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tuition: Adath Emanu-El members: $5; non-members: $10
5. What Makes a “Just Society?”
Join Sarah Rosenson as we explore the hot topic of Income inequality, and inequality in society generally. In this session, we will first look at the concept of justice in the Bible, then discuss John Rawls’ ideas about how to foster a just society. Rawls was a highly influential contemporary philosopher who published his best-known work, A Theory of Justice, in 1971.
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
Tuition, Adath Emanu-El members: $5, non-members: $10
6. Scholar-in-Residence Weekend
Continue the tradition of our bi-annual “Scholar-in-Residence” weekend with Rabbi Joshua Weinberg, president of ARZA (Association of Reform Zionists of America). Rabbi Weinberg will speak on the relations between Israel and the American Reform movement, and efforts to promote progressive Jewish values in Israel.
Friday evening, April 28, 2017, 7:30 pm: no cost
Saturday evening, April 29, 2017 Kehilla Award Dinner $80/person or $1000/table
Sunday morning, April 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m. brunch: $10
“When two people sit and the words of Torah pass between them, the Presence of God fills the space between them” (Pirkei Avot 3:3).
Who is Wise? One who learns from all. Pirki Avot
Adath Emanu-El's life long learning programs offer something of interest for all types of learners.