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An Adult Ed ongoing series...

In Nosh & Knowledge we cover a wide array of topics which change every few weeks. From the complicated, deceptive, beautiful, and intense nature of love to the evolving culture of Jewish women throughout history...exploring connections between Jewish art and perceptions of beauty to equipping us with practical information about faith traditions and ritual...there's always something new and interesting to talk about!
 
$18 per topic for members and $36 per topic for non–members. Or purchase the entire series at a discount! $72/members and $144 non–members!
 
Email Director of Congregational Learning, Beri Kaplan Schwitzer
 
2021 topics...
 
A Guide to Jewish Traditions & Ritual
(09.13–10.18)
Using both classic and contemporary sources, we will examine many of the origins, history, and current interpretations of the thousands of years of Jewish traditions and customs.
 
A Deep Dive into Sephardic History
(10.25–12.06, *No class on 11.22)
Who Are Sephardic Jews and what is their history? After their expulsion from Spain in 1492, Sephardic Jews mostly settled in Amsterdam, North Africa, and the Middle East; we will take a deeper look at the origins of Ladino, their customs, and traditions, as well as sample some of their delicacies.
 
A Look at Humanity
(12.13–12.27 )
Using the Global Day of Jewish Learning Curriculum, we will be discovering what is the Jewish value of human dignity, and where does it originate within our tradition and texts. We will also look at what are the implications of the value of human dignity on the nature of our humanity and how we live our lives as well as in what ways individuals’ dignity are marginalized within the Jewish community and what can we do about it?
 
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean
(01.10–02.28)
Through the works of Edward Kritzler and other modern sources, we will tell the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. In ships bearing names such as Prophet Samuel, Queen Esther, and King Solomon, they attacked and plundered the Spanish fleet while forming alliances with other European powers to ensure the safety of Jews in hiding.
 
Nosh & Knowledge Potpourri
(03.21–05.23)
Using the ISJL Adult Education Curriculum, we will cover a range of topics including: Jews and Chocolate; Harlot or Heroine? Jewish Femmes Fatales in Art and Text; Jonathan and David: BFFs; Jewish [S]ext Study; Broken Boundaries: Unhealthy Relationships; Inherited Judaism; Sisterhood and Sangria; Trauma and Judaism.
 
 
 
 
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Wed, September 22 2021 16 Tishrei 5782