Tuesday Courses

11AM – 12:30 PM
Facilitated by Robert Altabet and Dianne Mortensen
A language study group for Ladino, which is based on medieval Castilian Spanish with words and phrases from lands of Sephardic history – Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, French, Greek and Italian. This is a fun, classroom-setting activity using a variety of instructional and cultural resources to gain or improve one’s skills at reading, writing and speaking the Ladino language. Knowledge of Spanish helpful.
Dates: Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov.10, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Jan.5, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, Feb.9, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Apr. 6, Apr. 13, May 4, May11
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2776768468?pwd=bVV1NExvRHoyVXV3WndxVVphVkhjZz09
Passcode: Sephardi

12:00 PM
Rabbi Anthony Fratello
Pirkei Avot: The Rabbis’ Approach to the Ethics of Everyday. We will begin reading through this classic work of piety and discover how the ancient wisdom still relates to a world that is so very different. Dates: Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8, 15, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 9, 16, 23, Mar. 2, 9, 23. Location:https://zoom.us/j/94692298572?pwd=MXdyR1FYQ2l6aEhIcnpmOTgvblNqZz09
ZOOM ID: 946 9229 8572 Password: MAINROOM

1:00 PM
HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO: The Spiritual Challenges of Navigating Life’s Third Age
Rabbi Richard Address
We are living longer and better. The wild card of time has allowed us to contemplate in greater depths the meaning in our life. Through the pathway of our texts we will examine in these sessions some of the spiritual issues that we all confront, i.e. health, transitions, legacy, relationships and more.
Dates: February 2, 9, 16
Location: https://zoom.us/j/98152075847?pwd=b053cEZJZXVXNUkycUVBMEp5UENUdz09
ZOOM ID: 981 5207 5847 Password: AdjlcROOM2

2:00 PM
Jan Courte

The first five classes we will examine the portion of the week, the second triennial, (Parashat HaShavua) using Eitz Chaim, our Chumash (Bible) and other commentators. Classes 6 – 10 will study Chapter 2 of Pirkei Avot supported by recently published commentary and everyone’s participation. No Hebrew required but helpful. Women only. Come grapple with the texts and deepen your understanding.
Dates: Nov. 10, 17, 24 Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29 Jan. 12, 19, 26
Location: https://zoom.us/j/91053494148?pwd=VXZ4M05FZUtXc29WVmJtQ3BTM2d4UT09

ZOOM ID: 910 5349 4148 Password: AdjlcZOOM1

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Facilitated by Jake Kohenak
Immerse yourself in the language of the Sephardim. This is a social and cultural gathering for new and native Ladino speakers who meet in friendship to encourage the continuance of this rich and expressive language. Coffee and cake if presented in-person*.
Dates: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud–hqjMqG9wPd8Jilivq7f8uSJGMgtc2
Register in ZOOM with the link above.
(Temple Shaarei Shalom *$1 admission to cover refreshments if in-person)

7:00 PM
Rabbi Michael Simon
On the eve and the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, explore how American Judaism is affected by politics, and the effects of the Jewish population on politics.
Dates: Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 10
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6286578843

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