The Schwarz - Kurz - Zeller Adult Education Institute Presents
Fall/Winter 2020 Classes Are Starting Soon
As of August 14, 2020, all classes are virtual, there are no in-person classes.
Learning has no age limit. Something for Everyone!
This Fall & Winter, you can choose from a range of educational programs to fit your interest and your schedule. All of the programs below will be on Virtual Beth El. All classes use Virtual Beth El Icon link to Zoom on the website, unless noted otherwise. Click here to join virtually.
Inner Torah. Traditional Torah study focusing on the weekly Torah Reading.
Facilitator: Ruth Schapira Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:50 am (Starts Oct. 13)
You call that a Shul? The History of Synagogues in America and the Evolving Art of Gathering. Facilitator: Rabbi Weiss Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 10:50 am (Starts Oct. 14)
Topic of the Week. Discussion group on current topics of interest.
Facilitator: Rotating Wednesdays, 11:00 am - 11:50 am (Starts Oct. 14)
Teachings in Jewish Renewal. Chavruta-style text study based on the writings of Reb Zalman.
Facilitator: Seth Fishman Thursdays, 8:30 am - 9:30 am (ongoing)
Dive into Davening. Wondering about the meaning and significance of the prayers we chant? Curious as to why these particular words were chosen to be included in the service? Join Rabbi Weiss for a fast-paced, one-prayer-per-session dive into the story behind our davening. In English, all levels warmly welcomed!
Facilitator: Rabbi Weiss Meets the first Monday of the month at 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm (Oct. 5, Nov. 11, Dec. 7, Jan. 4 Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 6, Jun. 7)
Introduction to Hebrew Reading. Get comfortable and confident decoding written Hebrew. 8 sessions. Advanced RSVP required.
Facilitator: Rony Cohen Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22)
Art of Inner Hebrew. Get creative in this hands-on workshop where Art and Jewish Spirituality meet up. (2-part series, Advanced RSVP required. Must sign up for both sessions. )
Facilitator: Ruth Schapira This series will be offered twice.
Part 1. Thurs., Jan. 7, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Part 2. Thurs., Jan. 14, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Part 1. Sun. Mar., 7, 10:30 am - 11:30 am; Part 2. Sun., Mar. 14, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Book Nosh. Discussion group about all things cultural. Come and talk about books, art, music, film/tv, apps, and museum exhibitions – all with a Jewish themes. BYOB (bring your own brunch!)
Facilitator: Alex Geiger Sundays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (Oct. 25, Jan. 10, Apr. 18)
Beth El Book Club Book club open to all adults. Book under discussion can be found on Virtual Beth El (click on the Book Club tile).
Discussion Leader: Rotating Thurs., 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm (Sept. 17; Nov. 19; Jan. 21; Mar. 18; May 20; July 15)
Guest Speaker: We Share the Same Sky. Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning and widely-published multi-disciplinary storyteller and educator. Her podcast, “We Share the Same Sky”, tells the story of her decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s war story. Rachael’s work explores the inter-generational impact of migration and memory.
Speaker: Rachael Cerrotti Sun., Nov. 1 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tu B'Shevat Seder. Tu Bishvat is sometimes known as the Jewish “New Year of the Trees.” It’s the holiday when we celebrate our connection to our planet and our environment. Come, learn, and celebrate with us at Beth El.
Seder Leader: Judy Nussbaum Thurs., Jan. 28 [time & format TBD]
A Little Jewish Humor. By February we’ll all need a good laugh. So tune in and refill your stock of Jewish jokes. Format? We’re not sure, but we can guarantee that a Priest, a Rabbi, and an Imam will walk into a bar.
Speaker: TBD Sunday., Feb. 7 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Stay tuned for additional events, still in planning mode:
Wellness Day (January 2021)
Tikun Leil Shavuot (May 2021)
We need your help! The Adult Ed Committee could use some help putting programs together. Are you good at Social Media? Do you have art, photography, or writing skills? Or maybe you enjoy planning events? All volunteers warmly welcomed! Please contact email@example.com