Adult Education

 

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 madelynnmicon@yahoo.com.

 Some of our learning opportunities include….

Coffee with the Rabbi
Join us for our Coffee with the Rabbi series. These sessions will be an open forum to discuss topics of interest to the group and the rabbis.  No preparation is necessary, just an interest in Jewish learning and a chance to pick Rabbi Devorah and Rabbi Benj’s brains.

Cost is free.  No RSVP required.
Every other Wednesday, 11:15 am — 12:15 pm
October 10 & 24, November 7 & 21, December 5 & 19, January (2019) 2, 16 & 30, February 13 & 27, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 5 & 19.

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.

Introduction to Judaism
Beginning January 16, 2019

This course, taught by Rabbi Devorah and Rabbi Benj, introduces the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice for anyone interested in exploring Judaism or reviewing the basics.  Topics include Jewish holidays and life cycle events, theology and prayer, Israel, history and Hebrew.  Registration will open through the Union for Reform Judaism website in late Fall.  Click here for more information.

Adult Ed Film Summer Series: Senior Moments
Saturday, August 18   7 pm – The Farewell Party
Our final movie of the summer tackles an extremely sensitive issue in a vibrant, humorous way. Well into their 70’s, Yehezkel and his wife Levana are living contented lives inside a Jerusalem retirement home. But they are shocked when their dear friend Max falls prey to an irreversible illness. Looking to escape a slow, painful death, Max asks Yehezkel for help to end his suffering. A longtime amateur inventor, Yehezkel rises to the challenge by constructing a machine that will allow Max to self-administer a fatal dose of tranquilizers. Levana, however, believes that such a device is immoral, and expresses her passionate disapproval. But when Levana herself begins to face a serious health issue, Yehezkel finds that his feelings about his new contraption become increasingly complicated.  This dark comedy, originally titled Mita Tova, was made in Israel in 2014, and directed by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon.

Laurie Baron, Professor Emeritus of San Diego State University, will introduce the film and lead the discussion to follow.

A donation of $5 per person is suggested, which will include popcorn and drinks. No reservation is necessary.

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