Exploring the World of Judaism
We are excited about Exploring the World of Judaism, a program we began last year that is specially designed by and for religious school parents as well as other interested adults.
The sessions meet during religious school, and feature a wide range of topics. Each session is self contained, requires no advance reservation, and is free to congregants. Babysitting is available.
Our series, offered in conjunction with Jewish LearningWorks and partially sponsored by the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust is an easy and convenient way for you to broaden your Jewish horizons, enrich your Jewish experience and show your kids that Jewish education is important.
Sessions meet on Sunday mornings from 9:40am to 11:40am in the Oneg Room. Reservations are not taken; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is free to Shir Hadash congregants; a small donation suggested for non-congregants. Refreshments will be served.
If you would like to receive weekly email reminders and descriptions of each talk, please send your name and email address to ExploringWJ@jewishlearningworks.org and specify CSH/EWJ.
Winter/Spring Programs and Speakers
January 6, 2013
The multiple identities of Israelis seen through arts and culture
Vavi Toran Israel Education Arts and Culture Specialist, Jewish LearningWorks.
January 13, 2013
A delectable journey through the religious history of chocolate
Rabbi Deborah Prinz, Rabbi Emerita, Temple Adat Shalom, Poway, California.
February 10, 2013
A combination of Jewish worship and yoga practice
Cantor Lisa Levine, Cantor, Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, Maryland.
March 3, 2013
Why we want our children to love being Jewish, what that means and how we do it
Abra Greenspan, Bay Area Community Talmud Circle Project Coordinator, Lehrhaus Judaica.
March 17, 2013
Amy Alamar, Ed.D., Schools Program Director for Challenge Success.
April 7, 2013
Thoughts on our responsibilities as Jews
Rabbi Melanie Aron, Rabbi, Congregation Shir Hadash.
April 21, 2013
Jewish perspectives on the spiritual importance of thankfulness
Rabbi Andrea Berlin, Congregational Network Director-West, Union for Reform Judaism.
May 5, 2013
The Jewish love affair with the City by the Bay
Rabbi Leslie Alexander, Jewish Community Chaplain, Jewish Federation of the Silicon Valley.