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Adult Ed Schedule
ADULT EDUCATION FALL-WINTER-SPRING SCHEDULE
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The Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi David Greenspoon
Come and explore the weekly Torah portion in an informal and friendly environment. You are invited to bring your favorite Torah translation and a nut-free snack to the table. Don’t have a favorite translation? Don’t worry! We’ll have one available for you.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Library
Bible Study: The Book of Shoftim/Judges with Rabbi David Greenspoon
We’re providing a box of King Street Coffee as we study The Book of Samuel. This book is the record of the rise of King David, and his reign. You are welcome to bring your favorite translation; otherwise, translations will be provided from the JPS TaNaKh. Hebrew reading skills will be helpful, but not required. Prior study of the Hebrew Bible is not necessary.
Sunday 8:00-9:00 a.m. (during religious school) in the Social Hall
Siddur Series II: Tefillah & Bimah Training
Sundays, 9:00am - 10:30am
January 26, February 2 and 23, March 1
This series is designed to help people take leadership roles in the Shabbat morning service. We will learn how to conduct the standard Shabbat Shaharit service, the Torah service, lead Musaf and the concluding prayers, and how to serve as a Gabbai. Basic familiarity with the service and Hebrew is necessary.
There is no fee for this class, but we appreciate your registration so we can prepare.
iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series
Led by Rabbi David Greenspoon
Wednesday evenings, Jan 15-March 4
Through video lectures, text study, and lively group discussion, we are pleased to bring the world-renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute into the community at Congregation Sha’are Shalom in Leesburg, VA this fall.
iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explores one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, participants are invited to explore the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and how these values shape their own political understandings. Though a shared political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differences.
Together we will engage in a new values-based discourse about Israel, including topics such as: Living with Difference, the Israel We Imagine, Jewish Narratives of Peace, Attitudes Towards the Land, Justice, Self-Preservation, Compromise, and the Idea of Jewish Exceptionalism.
Each session includes text study and discussion led by Rabbi Greenspoon, and video lecture and interviews with leading Hartman scholars.
Cost including materials:
$25 for members, $30 general public