Sunday Seminars

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 10:30am

Have you ever felt inspired to draw our sanctuary, but not known how or where to start? Here is the opportunity to learn colored pencil techniques on toned paper while drawing from observation. You will be able to focus on design details or illustrate portions of the interior using perspective. Most of all, it will be a fun time to get your creative juices flowing in a beautiful sacred space.  

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 10:15am

Elisha Ben Abuyah questioning of justice: It is said that once, while sitting in the valley of Gennaser, Aher saw a man climb to the top of a palm tree on Shabbat, take the mother bird with the young, and descend in safety. At the end of Shabbat, he saw another man climb to the top of the same palm tree, take the young but let the mother bird go free. As he descended, a snake bit him and he died. Elisha exclaimed: It is written, “Let the mother go and take only the young, that you may fare well and have a long life” (Devarim 22:7). Where is the well-being of this man and where is the prolonging of his life?

The story presents the problem of theodicy – why do good people suffer? The book of Job is the classic text for grappling with the issue of the apparent injustice of human suffering.  We will read relevant excerpts from the text and other readings in dealing with this important religious subject.  

We will look forward to a lively discussion.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:15am

Author Fred Behrend & co-author Larry Hanover will discuss living through Kristallnacht as a young boy and his family’s escape to Cuba in honor of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).

RSVP: Candice Nemoff

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Explore the vibrant, delicious world of Jewish noshes, mezze, and small bites during this interactive cooking demo, led by food writer and cookbook author, Leah Koenig. A program with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History.

RSVP: Candice Nemoff.