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Jews in America: Insiders and Outsiders
This course provides students the opportunity to consider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life along with the great sacrifices and contributions Jewish Americans have made over the past 200 years. Classes explore such topics as the role of education, the Three Generation Hypothesis, Antisemitism and the Holocaust, the changing place of Zionism and the State of Israel in American-Jewish identity, the Civil Rights Movement as a case study of distinctiveness and involvement, and other issues that speak to American Jewish culture and identity. These 10 lessons address the proverbial question of whether the cup is half-empty or full – sharing perspectives from optimists, pessimists, idealists, and cynics as they debate the future of Jewish identity in America.

Day and Time: Tuesday 6:30-7:45 pm
Dates: Feb. 16-May 4, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Rabbi Stanley Miles

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Day and Time: Thursday 9:30-6:30-10:45 pm
Dates: Feb. 18-May 6, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Rabbi Stanley Miles
Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion
While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of it: The scope of this field was simply unimaginable a generation ago. This 10-lesson course explores what Judaism has to say on several challenging issues, including human and animal cloning, surrogate motherhood and multiple parenting, genetic identity, and assisted suicide. Author Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff is a world-renowned expert and Professor of Jewish Philosophy and the author of many books including: Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach to Modern Medical Ethics, and co-editor of twelve books including The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality, and Contemporary Jewish Ethics and Morality: A Reader.

Day and Time: Tuesday 6:30-745 pm
Dates: Feb. 16 - May 4, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Cantor David Lipp

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Day and Time: Thursday 11 am-12:15 pm
Dates: Feb. 18 - May 6, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Cantor David Lipp
Devarim (Deuteronomy): The Long Goodbye
The fifth of the five books of Moses, the Book of Deuteronomy, is a book of prose and poetry, laws, and ethics. 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. Significantly, while Deuteronomy contains the words of one man reflecting on the journey of one people, students will quickly learn that the wisdom found in this final book of Torah has spoken to many people, through countless journeys, throughout time.

Day and Time: Tuesday 6:30-7:45 pm
Dates: Feb. 16 - May 4, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Deborah Slosberg

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Day and Time: Thursday 9:30-10:45 am
Dates: Feb. 18 - May 6, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Deborah Slosberg
Jewish Mysticism: Tracing the History of Kabbalah
Moving beyond Madonna, red strings, and pop-culture, this study provides a deep, accurate, and intellectually honest understanding of the historical backdrop that led to the birth of an esoteric Jewish tradition alongside the societal and cultural changes that shaped and reshaped it throughout the centuries. This course offers learners the framework to understand how Jewish mysticism developed while utilizing the primary texts that have been central to the tradition. While deeply grounded in scholarship, each class will include discussions that address the timeless mysteries of human existence along with numerous other eternal and universal questions.

Day and Time: Tuesday 6:30-7:45 pm
Dates: Feb. 16 - May 4, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Rabbi Laura Metzger

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Day and Time: Thursday 11 am-12:45 pm
Dates: Feb. 18 - May 6, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Rabbi Laura Metzger
Members of the Tribe
In this short six-session quest, we’ll dive deep into a fundamental, challenging question for Members of the Tribe: “What is the overarching purpose of Judaism?” Together, we’ll examine aspects of what might be considered the Jewish mission, a blend of practices that distinguish us as Jews, and what to do with this idea of being called the "Chosen People." Prepare to explore how Big Jewish Ideas and lessons from our history serve to enrich our collective actions as individuals and as a people.

Day and Time: Tuesday 6:30-7:45 pm
Dates: March 9 - May 6, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Rabbi Stan Miles

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Day and Time: Thursday 11 am-12:45 pm
Dates: March 11  - May 8, 2021
Location: Adath Jeshurun
Faculty: Rabbi Stan Miles

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INFORMATION
Director

Deborah SlosbergDeborah Slosberg has been adult education coordinator at Congregation Adath Jeshurun since 2009 and director of Louisville Melton since 2013.

Sponsoring Agency

Louisville Congregation Adath JeshurunCongregation Adath Jeshurun
2401 Woodbourne Avenue
Louisville, KY
www.adathjeshurun.com
@adathjeshurunlouisville

Advisory Board

Jaye Bittner, Cybil Flora, Sandy Harrison, Barbara Isaacs Hymson, Judy Olson, Walter Olson, Marcia Texler Segal, Melanie-Prejean Sullivan

Contact Details

+1-502-458-5359 ext. 115 
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