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Adult Education—Ongoing Monthly Classes

Poems on Paintings: A Workshop Using One Art to Explore Another
with Stewart Florsheim

Temple Sinai classrooms or Zoom

Have you ever walked through a museum, stopped at a painting, and wondered what was going on in the artist’s mind? If so, you might be inspired to write ekphrastic poetry, which is poetry based on a work of art. In this workshop, we’ll focus on creating poetry based on paintings by Jewish artists, including Chagall, Modigliani, Pissarro, and others. Course will meet Tuesdays from 6:30-8 beginning February 28.

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Introduction to Mussar with Rabbi Mates-Muchin

Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30pm, beginning March 8, Zoom

Mussar, the Jewish spiritual practice that aids us in leading meaningful and ethical lives, can help us navigate the unique pressures and complexities of life in today’s world. We will come together for learning, discussion, and reflection as we explore this aspect of Jewish tradition with the intention of enhancing our everyday experience of life. We will meet over Zoom.

Meeting Dates: March 8 and 22, April 12 and 26, May 10
Cost: Free for members, $54 for non-members

Contact Rabbi Freedman if you have any questions.

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Jewish Genealogy: Tracing Our Family Connections
with Michael Morgenstern

Zoom | Spring

Are you interested in discovering your family story? This three-session workshop will teach you the basics of Jewish genealogy and family history research. The first session will be an introductory lesson with an emphasis on where to begin and how to build a family tree. Next, there will be a session dedicated to the history of Jewish immigration and how to document your family’s arrival to the United States. To conclude, the third session will discuss tracing ancestry back to the “Old Country” and what you can find in various foreign archives. The first session will be March 12 from 4:00 – 5:00pm.

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Wise Aging

Hybrid | Members only, must apply | $100
Targeted group: 65+ adults | All year

Are you interested in exploring your experiences, challenges, and opportunities as an older adult through a Jewish lens? If so, a Wise Aging group can help build insight, resilience, and camaraderie. The Wise Aging program was developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality in New York and is based on the book, Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, & Spirit, by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal. Topics include: cultivating nourishing relationships, living with loss, forgiveness, accepting our aging bodies, legacy and stewardship, and more. At each session, participants have opportunities for personal sharing, basic mindfulness practice, and text study. A new group will be forming at the beginning of 2023.

Registration information can be found here.

Adult Choir with Cantor Keys and George Anton Emblom

Hybrid | All Year

The Adult Choir is made up of 25-35 people who love Jewish music and love to sing and schmooze. Everyone is welcome. Joining the choir is a great way to get involved in Temple life and meet new people. You do not need to be a “professional singer” to join and there are no auditions. However, you do have to love to sing and learn new music. Although the ability to read music is helpful, it is not required.

Sat, September 23 2023 8 Tishrei 5784