Saturday, August 19, 2017

Classes, events, and programs are open to Temple members and the community at large. It is Temple Emanu-El policy to make it possible for anyone to attend, regardless of financial situation. Call the Temple Office to make arrangements; your privacy will be respected.

Look for fliers, Ha-Sofer bulletin articles, and on the website for announcements with updated information about our programs.

New people bring new and interesting ideas. If you have suggestions or Jewish-related instructional talents you'd like to share, or if you would like to join the committee, which meets once a month, contact Adult Ed Chair Madelynn Micon (619) 200-3237 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Some of our learning opportunities include....

Adult Ed Summer Film Series: In Times Like This, We Need Some Laughs
Saturday, June 24 at 7 pm
Go For Zucker
Directed by Dani Levi (Germany, 2004)
Jakob Zuckermann alias Jackie Zucker is Jewish has nothing to do with "that club", ever since his mother and brother left him behind East Germany. When he learns of the death of his mother, he does not care but must observe the seven-day Shivah   period of mourning with his estranged brother because and their mother’s will requires them to reconcile in the presence of the rabbi and the family to inherit her estate.

Saturday, July 22 at 7 pm
Wish I Were Here
Directed by Zach Braff (USA, 2014)
Witty dialogue and family situations mesh sweetly to create a comedy about all that life can dish out. For Braff's character Aidan, pursuing a dream to be an actor seems to override his sense of responsibility to his family. His father Gabe (Mandy Patinkin) has no qualms about telling his son that God wants Aiden to provide for his family. As Aidan's wife Sarah, Kate Hudson delivers the film's most moving moments when she expresses heart-felt issues with great simplicity. 

Saturday, August 19 at 7 pm
Atomic Falafel
Directed by Dror Shaul (Israel, Germany, New Zealand, 2015)
A hilarious, fast-paced satire with a pro-peace message, "Atomic Falafel" encompasses the Israel-Iran nuclear showdown, the Internet friendship of two teens from the opposing countries, a youthful hacker’s first romance and a falafel maker’s discovery of a new love. With Iran threatening to attain nuclear power, the bellicose brigadier general and chief intelligence officer plan a preemptive strike. At the same time Iran is planning a preemptive strike.  As the zany plot lines converge, the Israeli teens and an Iranian they've met online scramble to thwart war between their countries

As always, popcorn and candy will be served.  A $5 donation is requested.  Come join us for a summer of fun movies!

The Joy of Hebrew! Adult Hebrew Classes
Hebrew classes will resume with sessions on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Level 1 - for beginners: Sundays with Omer Zalmanowitz, 9:20 - 10:15 am or Wednesdays with Becky Combest, 6 - 6:45 pm
Level 2 - for those who took the class last year: Sundays with Shelley Sloan, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
SUNDAYS, September 10, 17 & 24, October 8, 15, 22 & 29, November 5 & 12,
December 3 & 10, January 7, 21 & 28, February 11 & 25, March 4, 11, 18 & 25,
April 22 & 29, May 6 & 20.
WEDNESDAYS, September 13 & 27, October 18 & 25, November 1, 8, 15 & 29,
December 6 & 13, January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, February 7, 14 & 21, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, April 18 & 25, May 2, 9 & 16
Class Fee: $36 covers texts and materials for the year.  Make checks payable to Temple Emanu-El or use PayPal below.
Click here to download a form with all of the information.

Requested Classes
Name(s) of those registering

Torah for the Table: Haute Holidays
Join us as we delve into a year of learning, cooking and connection. Torah for the Table is a way to spend meaningful time together while exploring Jewish learning through food—a favorite area of Jewish life and a personal favorite of Rabbi Devorah’s. We’ll examine Jewish holidays and learn modern innovations on classic Jewish dishes.

Cost: $80 for the series or $12 per class.  Limited to 25 persons per class.  Priority will be given to those who sign up for the whole series.
8 sessions, all at 7-9 pm on Wednesdays September 6, October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1 and May 10.  Locations to be determined—Let us know if you can host a session!

Use PayPal below to sign up for the series

Name(s) of those registering

Temple Emanu-El Book Group
Do you love to read?  Would you like to meet with other readers for lively discussions?  Our book group focuses on novels with Jewish content. Contact the Temple Office at (619) 286-2555 if you are interested.  Watch for dates and times in the bulletin and Shofar Blast announcements.

Wake Up! Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days
Tuesdays, August 1. 15 and 29
In this class, Rabbi Benj will lead an exploration of the themes of repentance, brokenness, and wholeness through the various markers on the Jewish calendar from Tish B’Av leading to the High Holy Days.

There is no charge to attend, but please let us know so we can plan accordingly. Either click here to download a registration form or call the Temple Office at (619) 286-2555 to enroll.