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.
The Future of American Democracy: Is it in question?
Monday, November 11 at 12:45pm
In his latest book, Enemy of the People, Marvin Kalb writes about why we should fear for the future of American democracy because of unrelenting attacks by the Trump administration on the press. The goal is to delegitimize the work of the press and investigative journalism as “fake news” and create confusion in the public mind about what is real and what is not real; what can be trusted and what can not be trusted.
Join DayTimers to hear Marvin discuss this timely topic and answer your questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the names of people attending with you by Friday, November 8.
When Does Life Begin? A Look at Jewish Sources
Thursdays December 5, 12, 19 at 10:00a
Different religions have different beliefs on when life begins. What does Judaism say about this? This class will trace the Jewish understanding on the topic through the Bible, Mishnah, Talmud, Codes, and Responsa literature. We will follow the development of the Jewish belief in when life begins and the implications for attitudes on reproductive issues, including abortion.
This class will be taught by Rabbi Fred N. Reiner.
Rabbi’s Class: Tremendous Texts in Memory of Rabbi Aaron Panken
1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 10:00a
This year’s class is inspired by one of the most popular classes taught at HUC-JIR by Rabbi Aaron Panken, z”l, professor of rabbinic literature and president of HUC-JIR. The texts we will study are drawn from Talmud, Midrash and other rabbinic writings. The course is designed so that each session will stand on its own; please come even if you cannot make every session.
Contact Michelle Becker at email@example.com to be added to the class list.
A wonderful educational opportunity awaits all who attend weekly Torah Study on Saturday mornings, beginning at 9:15a. The classes, led by our clergy, focus on the Torah reading for the week.