A Congregation of Learners
Temple Menorah is dedicated to creating a congregation of learners committed to promoting universal Jewish literacy, with Torah at the center.
As you peruse our website at least one course or program will entice you to take the leap and become a Jewish learner. What could be more valuable to our lives than to discover that Jewish tradition speaks directly to the challenges of modern life? All we need is an open attitude and a guide to lead us through!
Our Continuing Jewish Education program has evolved into an exciting and far reaching Jewish learning experience. It offers much to the beginner as well as the more sophisticated learner, allowing mind, body and spirit to be nourished from the wellspring of Jewish tradition. Our tradition likens study to prayer. In the Midrash even the Holy One pours over a volume of Talmud! No wonder we Jews have revered study for four millennia.
LET THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK OPEN THE BOOK
Continuing Jewish Education
Temple Menorah's Adult Education Series
Touch of Torah with Rabbi LewisThird Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm. We invite everyone to explore the Torah for meaning and guidance.We invite everyone to explore the Torah for meaning and guidance.Torah Study incorporates reading the weekly Parasha and studying various contemporary commentaries on the portion. Open group discussions and reading from the regular Torah book rounds out this lively form of worship and study with Rabbi Lewis.
Intro to Judaism with Rabbi Lewis and Rabbi Rebeccah YussmanThursdays at 7:30pm, beginning November 5Introduction to Judaism is an engaging 18-session course for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Jewish life through a Reform lens. Open to all, this course is meant for individuals and couples from Jewish and various faith traditions and cultural backgrounds and those who have had no religious upbringing. The course is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.
Mussar for Parenting: Facilitated by Rabbi LewisTuesdays (every other week), beginning on November 5, 5:00-6:30 pmMussar is Judaism’s spiritual practice that provides wisdom and guidance for personal growth and transformation. Be part of this group study as we focus this tradition on the realities of parenting young children.
Hineni: A Spirituality Group With Rabbi Jill ZimmermanSundays, monthly, beginning October 27 10:00-12:00We live in challenging times. What better time to participate in a community of like-minded and like-hearted seekers? Our tradition contains jewels of wisdom that can make a difference in your daily life. You will learn relevant texts and spiritual practices that will increase your happiness, gratitude, and joy. Together we will build an intentional community for learning, dialogue and practice. Enrich your inner and outer lives for immediate inspiration and life-long meaning.Hineni includes:
- Monthly 2-hour small group sessions.
- Jewish mindfulness practice, text study that is deeply relevant, discussion in a trusting group, music, and self-awareness.
- Learning and dialogue with a chavruta/study partner during the month.
- Mindfulness practices to incorporate into your daily life.
- Access to conversations through a private Facebook group.
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