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Adult Education

September Lunch and Learn
The Liturgy of the High Holidays using Mahzor Lev Shalem
Led by Rabbis Peltz, Wexler, and Lindemann

Using our new mahzor, Mahzor Lev Shalem, and the many wonderful insights and commentaries that it includes, our pre-High Holy Day Lunch and Learn Class will provide a journey through a selection of the High Holy Day Liturgy. The goal of the class is to familiarize ourselves with our new mahzor before we use it together on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20
12:30 pm - In-person (outside in the tent weather permitting)


Soul Sisters
Led by Cantor Cohen

Join a great group of women as we explore the stories, laws, and role of women in the Tanakh through a lively discussion of the parasha of the week.

Wednesdays, September 14; October 26; November 30; December 14
12:30 pm – In-person except for September 14 on Zoom
Plan on meeting at the Katz JCC Arts, Books & Culture Festival for a session the week of November 7!


Lunch and Learn — Jewish Communities Around the World
Led by Rabbis Peltz, Wexler, and Lindemann and special guests

Join us as we Zoom around the world learning about Jewish communities including Israel, Uganda, Europe, and more! Each session will feature guest speakers as we learn about the diversity of our global Jewish community.

Thursday, October 27 at 12:30 pm
Tuesdays, November 8, 22; December 6, 20 at 12:30 pm

Join Zoom
Phone: 929-205-6099, Password: 5783


Tuesday Night Talmud — Berakhot Beyond Motzi: Snakes, Kings, and Philosophy of Prayer
Led by Rabbi Lindemann and Rabbi Katz

The Second Volume of Masekhet Berakhot contains both Halakhah and Aggadah. Both provide insight into Judaism’s philosophy of prayer. In Jewish tradition, there seems to be a blessing for everything, but is that really so? Are there prayers that should not be offered? Are there spiritual prerequisites for prayer? What makes a prayer or blessing effective? Does the Torah require prayer? Are only fixed prayers acceptable? What about spontaneous prayer? Beyond Motzi, what do we bless…and why?

Tuesdays, November 8, 22; December 13, 27; January 10, 24; February 7, 21; March 14, 28; April 11; May 2, 16
8:15 pm – In-person

Registration Fee $70, includes texts and materials – Contact Laura Padersky to register.


Naomi Shemer: The Voice of a Nation
Led by Rabbi Michael Katz

Song Secrets - We’ll examine some of the most famous Israeli popular songs of Naomi Shemer and discover historical, musical, and personal secrets hidden in the words and music.

Sundays, October 23, 30; November 6
9:15 am – In-person


ScholarStream is excited to announce a full year of learning in 5783! Beginning this fall and spanning all the way up to Shavuot, the Conservative Movement seminaries and institutions are partnering to offer seven series that will bring you face-to-face with the brightest and most engaging scholars our movement has to offer. Course dates and registration information can be found here. Register for FREE with coupon code: TBS5783


Community Beit Midrash
Begins Monday, January 23

This year we will be using: Jeremiah: The Fate of a Prophet by Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau
More details coming soon!


Goodblatt Academy

The Rabbi Morris Goodblatt Academy is an Introduction to Judaism course sponsored by the Philadelphia Region of the Rabbinical Assembly, which represents Conservative Jewish rabbis in Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. This 18 session course is both for conversion candidates and anyone interested in learning the basics of Judaism. Fall semester begins on September 14. For more information and to register go to Contact Rabbi Wexler with any questions.

Mon, September 26 2022 1 Tishrei 5783