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Chevra Kadisha and Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery

Chevra Kadisha - Congregation Agudath Israel

Sunday, December 12, 2021 10 AM (TOL Social Hall and Facebook Live)

Join us for a discussion about the Columbia Jewish community's burial preparation committees and historic cemetery. Sponsored by the Adult Education Committee. Bagels, juice, and coffee will be provided. 

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Taught by Steve Savitz and Sam Baker

Previous Adult Education Programs

Judith and Feminist Radical Resistance

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 7 PM (Zoom)

We all know why we eat latkes during Chanukah, but why did the rabbis tell us to eat dairy foods, too? Find the answer in the Book of Judith and learn about the story of its tenacious heroine and her connection to the Chanukah story. All are welcome! 

Taught by Rabbi Sabine Meyer, Ph.D.



The Hasmonean Resistance and Chanukah

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7 PM (Zoom)

A discussion of the lead-up to the Hasmonean resistance and how the Jewish rebels managed to wrest back control, and how Chanukah commemorates the fight against forced assimilation and the quest for national self-determination.

Taught by Dr. Jonathan Leader


The Prophet Elijah: Houdini of the Bible  

2 Sessions,  7:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 20, and 27, 2020

Why is the Prophet Elijah involved in so many Jewish rituals? Join us for a three-part discussion on that mysterious but immediate figure in Jewish lore and life. We’ll begin with Elijah in the Bible, followed by Elijah in Talmud and Midrash and concluding with Elijah in Jewish Life Today.

Taught by Rabbi Emeritus Sanford Marcus


Reclaiming Leviticus:  How to Read the Shortest and Strangest Book of the Torah  

4 Sessions, 10:30 AM 
Saturday, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, 2020  

Taught by Rabbi Sabine Meyer, Ph.D.


Passover in Challenging Times

2 Sessions, 10:30 AM
Sunday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Explore the story of the Exodus through the lens of traditional and modern commentaries. 

Taught by Rabbi Sabine Meyer, Ph.D.

Wed, December 1 2021 27 Kislev 5782