Wednesday Courses

9:30 AM
TORAH TROPE – BIBLE CHANTING
Michael Klein
Learn to chant both Torah and Haftarah portions using Trope – the musical notes for chanting.
Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18
Location: Temple Torat Emet

9:30 AM
DIGGING UP YOUR FAMILY ROOTS
Dick Goldstein
It started with a photograph.  Who was the forlorn little boy in the fading picture wearing strange clothing? Was he a relative?  Where was the picture taken?  Decades later that singular picture has led to my discovery of over 10,000 family members. Learn how to uncover your family history and create a precious legacy.
Date: Jan. 15
Location: Temple Torat Emet

11:00 AM
HISTORY OF DOO-WOP
Neil Waldman
The History of Doo Wop is a four part course that traces doo wop through stories and music. From its origins in the late 1940’s through the “golden age” of the middle and late 1950’s. The course concludes with the early 1950’s and the revival era of the late 60’s and beyond.
Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: Temple Torat Emet

11:00 am
ALZHEIMER PREVENTION
Dr. Gina Harris
Can we protect the aging brain? In this four part series, Dr. Harris, who is on the staff of Memorial Hospital in Pembrooke Pines, will cover the history of Alzheimer’s, the psychological impact on family and community the future directions in Alzheimer’s research and prevention.
Dates: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Location: Temple Torat Emet

12:30 PM
BEYOND BEAUTIFUL: BODY-POSITIVITY AND JUDAISM
Cantor Judith Ovadia
What does it mean to be body-positive? What can Judaism teach us about embracing and blessing our corporeal selves, often the subject of much angst and criticism? We will explore texts related to disability, aging, beauty, self-confidence, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, addiction, and sexuality
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 4, 11
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:00 PM
A RABBINIC VIEW OF HOME, WIFE AND STUDY
Rabbi Alan Cohen
We will look at the book called “Bride for a Night” by Ruth Cledron. It is a series of Talmudic tales about marriage, the home, study and the gender conflicts of Rabbinic times and priorities. Do these views still apply today?
Dates: Dec.  4, 11, 18, Jan. 8
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:00 – 3:00 PM
ECHAR LASHON
Facilitated by Esther Herskovitz, Phyllis Modiano and Susan Sansolo
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, expressive language.
*A $1 donation is requested to cover coffee and cake.
Dates:  Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 4, Apr. 1 (Ladino Seder reservations required)
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

1:00PM
WALKING WITH G-D
Howard Lynne
This class will explore various Jewish views of G-d, including Biblical views, scientific views and modern thinkersviews. Audience participation is encouraged as we seek to better understand our personal relationship with G-d.
Dates: Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12
Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom

2:30 pm
ISRAELI BOOK CLUB
Facilitated by Natalie Levine
We will read and discuss books written about Israel or by Israeli Authors.
Nov. 20 The Orchard by Yochi Brandes, translated into English by  Daniel Libenson, Gefen Publishing House, N.J. 2017.
Facilitator: Dr. Avraham Horowitz.
A daring historical novel considered to be fantastic fiction about the life and times of Rabbi Akiva, told from a female perspective.
Dec. 18 – Never A Native by Alice Shalvi, published by Halban pub. 2019.
Facilitator:  Elaine Hoffman.
A spellbinding memoir both deeply personal and political, recording major events and social movements, that have shaped Jewish life over the past century
Jan. 15The Lions’ Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky, by Susie  Linfield, Yale University Press, 2019.
Facilitator: Rabbi Alan Cohen.
A history that explores how prominent intellectuals approached Zionism, Israel, and its conflicts with the Arab world.
Feb. 19We Were The Future:  A Memoir of the Kibbutz by Yael Neeman, translated by  Sondra Silverston. The Overlook  Press, N.Y.  2016.
Facilitator: Rabbi William Marder
An overview of the life style of the Kibbutzim of the early 20th century, specifically of Israelis born into the  Hashomer Hatzair movement.
Mar. 18 –  Between Life and Death by Yoram Kaniuk.  Translated by Barbara Harshav.  Pub. Restless Books, N.Y. 2016.
Facilitator: Rabbi Howard Hoffman.
An auto-biographical novel that is funny, brave and poetic. It concentrates on the four months  the Israeli writer spent in a coma.
Dates: Nov. 20,   Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 18
Location: Temple Beth Tikvah

7:00 PM
PARASHAT HA’SHAVUA, WEEKLY TORAH PORTION
Anshel Weiss, PhD
Participants will discuss the Torah portion to be read on the upcoming Shabbat in order to be able to make the Torah more accessible to them.
Dates: Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4, 11, 18  Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25
Location: Temple Torat Emet

7:00 PM
WALKING WITH G-D
Howard Lynne
This class will explore various Jewish views of G-d, including Biblical views, scientific views and modern thinkers’ views. Audience participation is encouraged as we seek to better understand our personal and our people’s relationship with G-d.
Dates: Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5. 12
Location: Temple Torat Emet