High Holy Days Adult Education
A Jonah Teaching and Discussion | Presented by Richard Greene
Session A : Thursday, August 31 | 12:30 pm or 7:00 pm
Session B: Thursday, September 7 | 12:30 pm or 7:00 pm
Come everyone!! Prepare for the High Holy Days with an adult ed class and open discussion on the origins, meaning, and continuing relevance of the book of Jonah. Read from the Bimah every Yom Kippur afternoon, The Book of Jonah deals with a man in crisis, questioning his faith and doubting his own ability to comprehend God’s plan for the world. The class will be offered in two parts. Session A will cover the origins and meaning of the Book of Jonah. Session B will explore the relevance and meaning of Jonah in Jewish tradition and today. What can God’s forgiveness mean, especially in light of the Holocaust? Mix and match sessions in whatever way you like. Study materials available, but not necessary to attend, participate and enjoy. Get the study materials here.
Adult Education - Ongoing Programs
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Sit
1:30 pm in the TBE Chapel | Thursdays
For practitioners of all levels. Intention and instruction followed by 30-minute silent meditation. Facilitated by SooJi Min, Judy Freedman, and Quyen Epstein-Ngo. SooJi Min is TBE’s executive director. She recently completed a 16-month mindfulness teacher training program sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Awakened Heart Project. Judy Freedman has practicing meditation for over 20 years. She attended a three-year training in Jewish Meditation sponsored by the Philips Foundation at Chochmat ha Lev. Quyen Epstein-Ngo is a therapist who holds a joint doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and Women’s Studies. One of the areas she specializes in is working with adolescents, adults, and couples on issues of faith and spirituality. Contact SooJi Min with questions, 665-4744.
Men’s Torah Study is all about Talmud this Year!
Every 4th Tuesday | 7:30 pm
Women’s Torah Study
Every 2nd and 4th Monday | 7 pm