Temple Sinai’s commitment to fostering a community of learners gets brought to life through diverse Adult Education programming.
Our Adult Education Committee works throughout the year to plan programs to educate and stimulate minds and spirits. From Hebrew Study classes offered for beginners through more advanced students, to the biannual Scholar-in-Residence program, fall and spring semester classes, and guest speaker programs there are many ways for adults to engage in rich learning experiences together with our clergy, teachers and guest speakers.
A Taste of Mussar
Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00am
This September, Temple Sinai is proud to again offer an introductory course on the subject of Mussar. Mussar is a set of teachings from Jewish tradition to help cultivate personal growth and spiritual realization in the midst of day-to-day life. The course will be taught by Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser and will examine, from intellectual and spiritual perspectives, various middot or character traits and how we can better develop them.
People of the Book Club: Inheritance, Dani Shapiro
Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00am
This year we will be focusing on “Stories of the Self” and each of the books we select for the Tuesday discussion will be memoirs. The first book of the year will be Inheritance by Dani Shapiro. This story of surprising DNA results weaves together how we deal with family secrets, questions of identity, and what shapes us into the people who we are. Shapiro asks, “How had I lived my life without being able to answer that first and most fundamental of all questions: Who am I?” Join us as we use this text to consider this essential human question.
Rabbi Goldstein leads several book discussions throughout the year. All are welcome; no RSVP required.
Monday, September 9 at 12:45pm
Investigative Reporting in the Trump Era
Michael Isikoff, a veteran investigative reporter and author of three New York Times best-selling books, will discuss his experiences reporting on President Donald Trump and the challenges the Trump presidency poses for him and his media colleagues.
He joined Yahoo News in 2014 as Chief Investigative Correspondent and previously served as national investigative correspondent for NBC News between 2010 and 2014 and for Newsweek magazine between 1994 and 2010. He started his journalism career in 1981 as a reporter for The Washington Post. Michael Isikoff and his family are members of Temple Sinai.
Everyone is welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch. Cookies, fruit, coffee and tea are provided. A contribution of $5 per person is requested to cover basic costs.
Please let us know if you will attend, and bring a friend. If you need a ride, call the temple office at 202-363-6394. For reservations, contact Ron and Libby Merrill at (301) 365-0894 or email@example.com with your name and the names of people attending with you by Friday, September 6.
A wonderful educational opportunity awaits all who attend weekly Torah Study on Saturday mornings, beginning at 9:15 AM. The classes, led by our clergy, focus on the Torah reading for the week.