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Fall Adult Education Offerings

Our children aren’t the only ones with
opportunities to learn with Shir Tikvah!

Adult Hebrew with Joyce Shields: Starts Oct. 23 and runs for 18 sessions (class schedule here.) Member tuition is $180. For registration, contact Katie Schneider.
For more information about the class, click here.

Contemporary Jewish Theology with Rabbi Ariel Stone: Starts Oct. 29 and runs 8 weeks. Member tuition is $100, and some scholarship support is available. For registration, contact the office.
This course will familiarize the student with the tenets of Jewish theology through exposure to important texts taken from different time periods. Each text illuminates some aspect of Jewish belief, and together will enable the student to not only identify Jewish belief but also trace its development. The course will begin with Biblical foundations of Jewish belief and quickly move to consider how modern issues are supported, or challenged, by the ancient sources as well as their later commentaries.

   Jewish Fabric Arts: Sunday Nov. 16 and 30, 11am at the Nashira Project, plus two classes dates/times TBD. Contact the Shir Tikvah office for more information, or ask Leslie Dolin when you see her at shul. Because of the location, this event is members only.

Ever wanted to make your own tallit, or learn more about the ancient Israelite craft of weaving? Did you know that it was weaving women who provided roof of the Mishkan our ancestors used to seek G-d’s presence? Join us for a series of classes that will be part history, part hands-on, and all fascinating.

First two classes: at the Nashira Project (as part of Rabbi’s regular Parent Discussion Group)
* how to weave a Mishkan
* ancient Israelite fabric creation and dyeing processes
* the meaning and Jewish tradition behind tallit

After that: class time and location to be determined by the participants who continue
* learn the symbolism of tallit: fabric, color and tzitzit
* coordinate with fabric artist Leslie Dolin to learn how to, and be guided through, the creation of your own unique tallit, using fabrics with personal meaning. You can work on your tallit between classes, or after classes are over.

Upcoming Events

Rabbi Ariel Stone and Jewish Book Month: The Traditions of Kabbalah

Sunday, November 16, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center

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