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Adult Education: Meet the Heroes and Heroines of Chanukah

      December 15, 7 PM (Zoom)

The Hasmonean Resistance and Chanukah with Dr. Jonathan Leader

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.

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    December 16th, 7 PM (Zoom)

Judith and Feminist Radical Resistance with Rabbi Sabine Meyer, Ph.D. 

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! 

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Previous Adult Education Programs

The Prophet Elijah: Houdini of the Bible  
Tuesdays, Oct. 13, 20, and 27, 7:30 PM
with Rabbi Emeritus Sanford Marcus
Why is the Prophet Elijah involved in so many Jewish rituals?
Join Rabbi Marcus 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.


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

10:30 AM Shabbat Morning Study

4 Sessions, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16

Taught by Rabbi Sabine Meyer, Ph.D.


Passover in Challenging Times

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

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

Taught by Rabbi Sabine Meyer, Ph.D.

Sat, October 23 2021 17 Cheshvan 5782