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Love, Loss and Wisdom

Love, Loss and Wisdom

There is no escaping it - at one time or another, death enters our lives. What wisdom or traditions can help us cope with this most challenging part of life? Join us as we study and discuss how Judaism helps us make sense of and deal with illness and death. In this six-session course, we’ll explore together the big questions.

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OMG, Can You Believe?!

OMG, Can You Believe?!

In this six-week exploratory course, we’ll seek answers to the BIG questions around God and God’s relationship to Humankind. Take for yourself a Divine moment to uncover and consider many different understandings of God expressed by Jewish thinkers, past and present. This course will give you the tools to continue asking deep questions, probing your own beliefs and rethinking the “God questions” that confront us throughout our lives.

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Soul's Cycles: A Ride Through the Chapters of Life

Soul's Cycles: A Ride Through the Chapters of Life

Let’s learn about life’s celebrations in tandem with Jewish meaning. Six weeks of putting the pedal to the metal will be sure to fuel your sense of adventure. In this course, we’ll say “L’Chaim!” to Jewish markers of time, rites of passage, and celebratory rituals. En route to the finish line, this course will navigate the winding roads of childhood and adulthood rituals, all while living as Jews in a modern world. Our time together is certain to bring soul to life’s big moments.

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Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah

Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah

This ancient-era version of reality TV gives you a front row-seat to the drama, gossip, legal transactions, and other daily intrigues - straight from the Middle Ages. This course brings to life an exotic era in Jewish history, revealing the inner thoughts of real-life characters and daily interactions of Jewish men, women, and families living along the Mediterranean more than 1,000 years ago. Join us for a journey of intrigue and adventure!

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The Holocaust as Reflected in Diaries and Memoirs

This course is a literary journey into the world of Jewish communities and individuals as the events of the Holocaust unfold around them: It offers a profound and extensive record of first-person accounts in diaries and memoirs uncovered throughout the years until today. A remarkable insight into the struggle for survival, the unforgettable images help us understand the real events of the Holocaust and its legacy for us in the present day.

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Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Within its field, one of the most challenging frontiers is that of medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to it. The scope of this field was simply unimaginable a generation ago. Written by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD, this course explores Jewish approaches to several 21st century ethical issues, including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, genetic identity, assisted suicide, and more.

1 Option Available Online

Artwork by Darius Gilmont

The Long Goodbye (Deuteronomy / Devarim)

In our study of Devarim, the fifth book of Torah, we join Moses in his final address to the nation. Standing on the edge of Canaan, we are poignantly reminded it is a land he will never enter. It is here that Moses reflects on his journey through the wilderness, encouraging the people to live with foresight as they make their preparations to enter the Promised Land without him.

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Focusing our attention on some of the world’s oldest and most profound stories, the Shiv’im Panim (70 Faces) series highlights 70-text selections from the Jewish Bible. Based on the tradition that the Torah has 70 ways of interpreting and understanding it, this curriculum features a multi-faceted approach to Torah study utilizing:  •	Modern and classical commentaries  •	Textual interpretations by rabbis, scholars, artists, and poets •	Opportunities to learn key Hebrew vocabulary •	uncovering the real-life implications of the story’s contemporary relevancy  The narrative of this course follows the development of the first Jewish family from the birth of two nations through great wrongdoings and reunions, to the renowned blessing of the grandchildren. Stories of sibling rivalry, wrestling with angels, palace seduction, rape, and reconciliation, provide some of the most dramatic and iconic images that reverberate across the millennia

The Story of the First Jewish Family (Genesis / Bereshit Part II)

This course follows the development of the first Jewish family from the birth of two nations through wrongdoings and reunions, to the renowned blessing of the grandchildren. Stories of sibling rivalry, wrestling with angels, palace seduction, rape, and reconciliation, provide some of the most dramatic and iconic images that reverberate across the millennia.

1 Option Available Online

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Love, Loss and Wisdom

Love, Loss and Wisdom

There is no escaping it - at one time or another, death enters our lives. What wisdom or traditions can help us cope with this most challenging part of life? Join us as we study and discuss how Judaism helps us make sense of and deal with illness and death. In this six-session course, we’ll explore together the big questions.

2 Options Available Online

OMG, Can You Believe?!

OMG, Can You Believe?!

In this six-week exploratory course, we’ll seek answers to the BIG questions around God and God’s relationship to Humankind. Take for yourself a Divine moment to uncover and consider many different understandings of God expressed by Jewish thinkers, past and present. This course will give you the tools to continue asking deep questions, probing your own beliefs and rethinking the “God questions” that confront us throughout our lives.

2 Options Available Online

Soul's Cycles: A Ride Through the Chapters of Life

Soul's Cycles: A Ride Through the Chapters of Life

Let’s learn about life’s celebrations in tandem with Jewish meaning. Six weeks of putting the pedal to the metal will be sure to fuel your sense of adventure. In this course, we’ll say “L’Chaim!” to Jewish markers of time, rites of passage, and celebratory rituals. En route to the finish line, this course will navigate the winding roads of childhood and adulthood rituals, all while living as Jews in a modern world. Our time together is certain to bring soul to life’s big moments.

1 Option Available Online

Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah

Exploring a Forgotten World: A Social History of Medieval Jewry as Revealed in the Cairo Genizah

This ancient-era version of reality TV gives you a front row-seat to the drama, gossip, legal transactions, and other daily intrigues - straight from the Middle Ages. This course brings to life an exotic era in Jewish history, revealing the inner thoughts of real-life characters and daily interactions of Jewish men, women, and families living along the Mediterranean more than 1,000 years ago. Join us for a journey of intrigue and adventure!

1 Option Available Online

Image: iStock

The Holocaust as Reflected in Diaries and Memoirs

This course is a literary journey into the world of Jewish communities and individuals as the events of the Holocaust unfold around them: It offers a profound and extensive record of first-person accounts in diaries and memoirs uncovered throughout the years until today. A remarkable insight into the struggle for survival, the unforgettable images help us understand the real events of the Holocaust and its legacy for us in the present day.

1 Option Available Online

Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion

Within its field, one of the most challenging frontiers is that of medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to it. The scope of this field was simply unimaginable a generation ago. Written by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD, this course explores Jewish approaches to several 21st century ethical issues, including human cloning, surrogate motherhood, genetic identity, assisted suicide, and more.

1 Option Available Online

Artwork by Darius Gilmont

The Long Goodbye (Deuteronomy / Devarim)

In our study of Devarim, the fifth book of Torah, we join Moses in his final address to the nation. Standing on the edge of Canaan, we are poignantly reminded it is a land he will never enter. It is here that Moses reflects on his journey through the wilderness, encouraging the people to live with foresight as they make their preparations to enter the Promised Land without him.

1 Option Available Online

Focusing our attention on some of the world’s oldest and most profound stories, the Shiv’im Panim (70 Faces) series highlights 70-text selections from the Jewish Bible. Based on the tradition that the Torah has 70 ways of interpreting and understanding it, this curriculum features a multi-faceted approach to Torah study utilizing:  •	Modern and classical commentaries  •	Textual interpretations by rabbis, scholars, artists, and poets •	Opportunities to learn key Hebrew vocabulary •	uncovering the real-life implications of the story’s contemporary relevancy  The narrative of this course follows the development of the first Jewish family from the birth of two nations through great wrongdoings and reunions, to the renowned blessing of the grandchildren. Stories of sibling rivalry, wrestling with angels, palace seduction, rape, and reconciliation, provide some of the most dramatic and iconic images that reverberate across the millennia

The Story of the First Jewish Family (Genesis / Bereshit Part II)

This course follows the development of the first Jewish family from the birth of two nations through wrongdoings and reunions, to the renowned blessing of the grandchildren. Stories of sibling rivalry, wrestling with angels, palace seduction, rape, and reconciliation, provide some of the most dramatic and iconic images that reverberate across the millennia.

1 Option Available Online