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Living Room Learning: Virtual Adult Learning Programs

June 16, 2020 - July 30, 2020, 12:00 am

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Living Room Learning at Shaare Emeth 

Virtual Adult Learning Programs – Summer 2020 

A series of one-time classes and experiences  

All classes are open to everyone via Zoom


Beginning Thursday, July 9 for Five Weeks

Looking Back to Move Ahead:

History and the Long Road Toward Racial Justice in America

A Five-Week Film and Discussion Series presented by the Tzedek Committee

Thursdays July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6 from   7 – 8 p.m.

Watch the film on your own beforehand and then join us for any of all of the discussions.

In May, some members of our congregation participated in Continued Equity Education Series 1, an interfaith film and Zoom discussion series offered by Rev. Gabrielle Kennedy, director of Faith and for the Sake of All (https://faithandforthesakeofall.org/) an organization committed to educating faith and conscience communities about health disparities in and other life outcomes between African American and white St. Louisans, and working toward action steps to address those disparities.

We invite you to a congregational version of that film and discussion series in July moderated by participants in the Continued Equity Education Series.

Click HERE to get access to the films, register for discussion and view full details


Tuesday, July 14, 10 a.m.

Demons and Magic in the Jewish Tradition – Rabbi Rachel Bearman

Go on a journey into the mythical and magical dimension of the Jewish tradition, exploring some of the darker and most amazing stories and ideas envisioned up by our tradition throughout the ages.

Click HERE to register.


Wednesday, July 15, 7:30 p.m.

A Celebration of Poetry – Scott Berzon

Join Scott Berzon for an evening in celebration of poetry. This is a beginner’s class and no prior experience is necessary. Participants will encounter poetry through a variety of writing exercises and by examining poems from contemporary poets. From haiku to sonnets and from rhyme to free verse, there’s something for everyone who wants to learn more about poetry. Scott Berzon holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. He has taught poetry and fiction courses in Ann Arbor and St. Louis. Scott is the Business Operations Director of Congregation Shaare Emeth.

Click HERE to register.


Tuesday, July 21, 10 a.m.

Great Ideas of Great Jewish Philosophers, Part I – Rabbi Jim Bennett

Explore the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in Jewish history.

Click HERE to register for Part 1.

 

Tuesday, July 28, 10 a.m.

Great Ideas of Great Jewish Philosophers, Part II – Rabbi Jim Bennett

See description above.

Click HERE to register for Part 2.


Wednesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.

Jewish Music – Nostalgia Meets Today, Part I – Cantor Seth Warner

In this two-part class, we’ll explore the definitions of Jewish music and how we use music to communicate. We’ll listen, critique, reminisce and discuss together. (No musical or Hebrew knowledge is necessary to fully participate. Attendance at both classes is recommended by not required.) [Please note, 7 people are required for this class to be held.]

Click HERE to register for Part 1.

 

Wednesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.

Jewish Music – Nostalgia Meets Today, Part II – Cantor Seth Warner

See description above. 

Click HERE to register for Part 2.


COMING IN AUGUST:

 

Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Coming Together, Coming Apart

Candid Conversations about Israel, Jewish Values, and the Future of Judaism

 

Rabbis Jim Bennett, Daniel Bogard, Carnie Rose and Maharat Rori Picker Neiss will present a Zoom Webinar series together for the community, learning and dialoguing together.

 

Aug 4, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Rabbi Daniel Bogard: Models of Peoplehood

 

Aug 11, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss : Universalism and Particularism

 

Aug 18, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Rabbi Carnie Rose: Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism

 

Aug 25, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Rabbi Jim Bennett: “What’s Good for the Jews?” Identity Politics in the Jewish Community

 

Register in advance for any or all of these webinars by clicking HERE.

 

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