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Adult Education

It’s never too late to educate … to educate oneself in the history, traditions and values underlying the foundation of what it means to be Jewish. With this mission in mind, Adath Israel has organized a varied program of classes and workshops to give greater meaning and relevance to your Jewish heritage, its traditions and value concepts. We encourage you to register for one or more of these classes and expand your knowledge of Jewish subjects. For more information, please contact Charles Gleich at [email protected].

All classes are free for Adath Israel members and $10/session for non-members. Donations to the Adult Education Fund are appreciated to help defray program costs. Register to attend any of these classes by calling the Adath Israel Education Office at 610-934-1920 or by emailing Barbara Sharofsky at [email protected].

Fall 2018 Classes

The Birth of Jewish Politics – A Human King and the Scandals of the Early Monarchies

Tuesdays, October 23 and 30, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

With Rabbis Yanoff and Markowitz 

Rabbi Yanoff and Rabbi Markowitz will facilitate classes on the first kings of Israel from the prophet Samuel through Kings Saul, David and Solomon. This course will explore the way in which these complex and very human kings were able to help preserve the Israelite nation through political and military interventions against insurmountable odds.

A Walk on the Land – The Israeli National Trail

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 with Makom families from 5:15 to 6:15 PM and with adults from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

With Udi Goren, photographer

Udi Goren will facilitate a program about his own experiences walking the Israeli National Trails through slides, clips and stories. The beauty of these slides will transport participants to the land of Israel through the lens of a brilliant photographer who will personalize this virtual trip through anecdotes regarding his own walks in recent years. This program will provide a unique opportunity to see magnificent landscapes of Israel as art made accessible to us at Adath Israel.

Global Day of Learning –  Extraordinary Passages - Aleph Society

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

With Dr. Charles Gleich and the Adult Education Committee 

Members of the Adult Education Committee will facilitate learning based on curricula for the Global Day of Learning sponsored by the Aleph Society. This year’s theme of Extraordinary Passages asks the question of what physical and spiritual journeys matter to us most from ancient times to the modern diaspora. Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz states, "The first step of our individual journeys starts when we tear ourselves away from the state of aimlessness.”