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Adult Education

The Adult Education Committee’s mission is to foster the Jewish education of adults in our congregation. The committee organizes a variety of learning opportunities, among them speaker series, extended courses, and study groups, led by clergy, visiting lecturers, and lay members. We have a deep interest in welcoming learners to our offerings not only for educational enrichment but also to create a sense of community. For more information, email the committee at adulteducation@judeareform.org.

Upcoming Events

Italian Jewry: February 29, March 7, and March 14 at 7:00pm

The Jewish community in Italy is the oldest Jewish community in the diaspora having been established shortly after the fall of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.  However, most people know little about the community.  This three-part program, presented by Dr. Ugo Goetzl, will introduce Italian Judaism to JRC.  The program will cover the history of the community, its culture and its on-going response to antisemitism in Italy.

Register here.

2024 Levin-Moscovitz Lecture Series

Weekend Schedule:

February 17, 9:00am: Torah Study with Gershom Gorenberg

February 18, 9:30am: Lecture: "Israel and the War in Gaza. What Went Wrong. What Must Go Right."

About our keynote speaker: Click Here to View Gershom Gorenberg's Website.

Gershom Gorenberg is the author of War of Shadows: Code Breakers, Spies, and the Secret Struggle to Drive the Nazis from the Middle East. Based on documents that remained classified for decades, War of Shadows demolishes myths of World War II and solves the mystery of the spy affair that nearly brought Rommel’s army and SS death squads to Cairo and Jerusalem.

Gorenberg’s previous book was The Unmaking of Israel, a provocative examination of Israeli history and the crisis of Israeli democracy. "Until I read The Unmaking of Israel," wrote novelist Michael Chabon, "I didn’t think it could be possible to feel more despairing, and then more terribly hopeful, about Israel."

Gorenberg is also the author of The Accidental Empire:  Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977, a strikingly new picture of Israel’s post-1967 history, of major Israeli leaders, and of Israel-U.S. relations.

His first book was The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount, a close look at the role of religious radicalism and apocalyptic visions in the Mideast conflict. He co-authored The Jerusalem Report’s 1996 biography of Yitzhak Rabin, Shalom Friend, winner of the National Jewish Book Award.

Gershom is a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, the New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and in Hebrew for Ha’aretz. He will return to the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 2021 to teach his workshop on writing history.

As a commentator on Middle East, Gershom has appeared on Sixty Minutes, Nightline, Fresh Air and on CNN and BBC. He has lectured at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Council, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Middle East Institute, the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, and for universities, congregations and other organizations seeking an insightful view of politics, Mideast affairs and religion.

He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, journalist Myra Noveck. They have three children – Yehonatan, Yasmin and Shir-Raz.

Introduction to Judaism Class  

This Introduction To Judaism class uses the Miller Program to provide an open and engaging 18-week experience geared towards both Jews and non-Jews who want to learn more. Bring your questions and explore the wisdom, depth, and joy of Jewish living. Taught by local rabbis and Jewish community leaders and scholars. The class will be in-person at Jewish for Good; $118 fees include materials. In partnership with Beth El Synagogue, Kehillah Synagogue, and Judea Reform Congregation. To register, click HERE.

Anshei Mitzvah Class 2022/5782 

 

Mazel Tov to our Anshei Mitzvah class of 2022/5782. Our community is so honored to celebrate you being called to the Torah Saturday, May 14th, 2022 leading our congregation in worship. We are so proud of all of you: (from left to right): Tina Prinstein, Gracie Snyder, Emily Berman, Chip Hughes, Andy MacCracken, Michelle Kahn, Mary White, and Deborah Schwartz-Kates. And deep gratitude to your wise and learned teacher, Stacy Lubov, for bringing you to this Shehecheyanu moment. 

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784