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Adult Education

FALL 2021- WINTER 2022

Torah Study with Rabbi Singer
Saturdays 10-11:30 AM, on Zoom

2021: October 2, 16, 30; November 13; December 4, 18
2022: January 8, 22; February 5, 19; March, April, May: TBA


Guest Lectures

--Dr. Eran Vaisben: The BIG Events of the Bible
6 sessions, Thursdays at 6 PM, on Zoom
October 21; November 4, 11, 18; December 2, 9

Did Abraham really journey to Canaan? Did the Exodus story actually happen? What stories are myth and what stories are historically accurate? By considering various historical, archaeological and literature studies as well as biblical texts, we will try to ascertain whether the big events really happened and why the biblical writers included them in the Bible.
Dr. Eran Vaisben is the Executive Director of the Inland and Desert Hillel. He earned his Master’s Degree in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and in 2014 completed his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at The University of California, Davis. Between 2006 and 2018, he served as a school educator and administrator.


--Rabbi Dr. Andrea Weiss: Reclaiming Women's Voices Through The Torah: A Women's Commentary Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 9:00-10:30am PDT on Zoom      
For more information and to register, please click here.


--Scholar-in-residence: Rabbi Michael Lotker
Weekend of January 20-22
--Thursday Evening, Adult Ed: How a Scientist Views religion, God, and belief.
--Friday Shabbat Service Sermon: Torah portion: Yitro—The Ten Commandments. Topic of sermon: Ethics: Medical and Business
--Saturday morning Torah study: Children of Abraham: Comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam Rabbi Michael Lotker is a second career rabbi having been ordained at age 55 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in 2003. He is a physicist who spent his first career in Alternative Energy focusing on wind, solar and geothermal energy. He is widely published. 

Previous Events

-- Dr. Steven Windmueller: Understanding the Changing Nature of Modern Anti-Semitism and Political Hate
Thursday, October 7
What we will need to know in fighting contemporary hate in America, Israel and beyond.
Dr. Windmueller, an astute analyst of modern-day Jewish trends. is the Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Studies at the Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Prior to coming to HUC, Dr. Windmueller had served on the staff of the American Jewish Committee, directed the Albany (NY) Jewish Federation, and the JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Committee) of the Los Angeles Jewish Federation. 

There are a few articles to read before attending the class:
"Everybody Hates the Jews" by Bari Weiss.
"The New Anti-Semitism - The Delegitimization of the Jewish People" by Dr. Steven Windmueller.
Why Now? Why Here? Understanding the Rise of Anti-Semitism in America by Dr. Steven Windmueller.

Mon, October 25 2021 19 Cheshvan 5782