For now the winter is past,
The rains are over and gone.
The blossoms have appeared in the land,...
The song of the turtledove
Is heard…
The vines in blossom give off fragrance.
Arise, my darling;
My fair one, come away!
Song of Songs, 2:11-13

And that is our invitation to you during the week of May 15 to 19.  Come away with Days of Learning for a week of enchantment. Learn about nature through a Jewish lens with Rabbi Freedman at Rittenhouse Square Park, take a tour of the Rodin Museum and then continue the discussion over lunch in the Museum garden, study the Book of Ruth with a graduating senior of our Religious School, listen to music from the instruments of the psalms with an ethnomusicologist, or choose from among our many other engaging classes.  Please join us as we celebrate spring with Days of Learning and invite your friends!

Questions? Contact Ellen Poster 

Days of Learning Planning Group: Joella Claman, Ben-Zion Friedman, Howard Green,  Jeffrey Saunders
Co-Chairs: Ellen Poster and Marc Lowenstein

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  • Register here for all classes except the Weitzman and Rodin Museum Tour
  • Click here to see our class schedule at a glance
  • Click here to learn more about our presenters.
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Friday, May 19

Rodin Museum Tour:  The Legacy of Jules E. Mastbaum
10:30 to 11:30 AM tour of the Rodin Museum
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM lunch and discussion in the Museum Garden
Museum tour led by museum docent
Garden discussion led by Jane Friedman

Experience one of the world’s greatest collections of work by Auguste Rodin in an elegant Beaux-Arts-style building and garden on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The museum and its vast collection are the legacy of one of the city’s great Jewish philanthropists, Jules E. Mastbaum. We will explore how he came to build his collection and to share it with the world. Rodin Tour $19/pp; an additional $6 for lunch (optional). 20 spots available for the tour and discussion.