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Adult Education

Women of the Torah: Where are We in the Stories of Our Tradition?
Discussions led by Kim Bodemer ~ Mondays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am @TCS
Start the week off right as we come together to delve into the stories of our tradition. We will explore the stories of women in our text, considering both traditional and modern commentary and finding connection and relevance for our own lives. No text study experience necessary to participate. Bring your favorite java, we’ll provide the sweet treats.
March 28th
Come explore the story of Deborah the Prophetess whose wisdom and prophesy whose strength in the face of adversity helped to elevate her status in her time and in our tradition.  We will not only learn about her resolve but also consider where we exercise our strength and good judgement to help others.
April 25th
Explore the interesting story of Zelophahad’s five daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah who speak up about their rights to inheritance at a time when women had no rights.  How did their bravery and understanding of justice guide their way and what can we learn from them today.
May 23rd
Come and explore Ruth, the heroine of The Book of Ruth traditionally read at Shavuot. This is a story of survival – both physically and culturally as Ruth finds her way in the world; a place for herself among a new people and ultimately a relationship with G-d.

Israel in 9 Songs
Presented by David Rothberg
Sunday, March 6th
10:00 am to 11:00 am @ Richardson/Olmsted

Modern Israel is a fairly recent creation, made up of Jews from cultures all over the world and with very different lifestyles – each with its distinctive musical traditions. In this series, we’ll gain insight into Israeli culture through several of these musical subcultures. We’ll take a look at genres such as Shirei Eretz Yisrael (Songs of the Land of Israel, the classic songs from the 1920s through the 1970s), Israeli Rock, Israeli Hip Hop, Chassidic/Religious, and Mizrachi (Eastern, Arab influenced) – and at how there is often crossover between them. Along the way, we’ll not only experience some great music, we’ll learn about the diverse sources of Israeli culture and about some of the communities that make Israel what it is today.

Israel’s 3-isms
Join Rabbi Eric Mollo
Sundays, Feb. 28th & March 20th
10:00 am to 11:00 am @ Richardson/Olmsted

Join Rabbi Eric Mollo for a three-part series discussing Judaism, pluralism, and extremism in Israel. First, we will delve into the various Jewish denominations and the challenges facing progressive Judaism in Israel. Next, we will sample many of the faith traditions of Israel and the various attempts that have been made to find a holy common ground. Finally, we will delve into Israel’s complicated history and the ways in which extremist elements have changed the country’s socio-political landscape.

What's Happening at TCS

Jewish Heritage night at the Red Sox!
Red Sox vs. White Sox
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