Lunch n Learn classes offer the perfect opportunity to bring a friend.
No prior knowledge, or Hebrew necessary. Each class builds on the one before it, AND functions as a stand-alone. If you can only come to some, but not all, you will still get a lot out of your time.
Judaism D’jour classes will cover a variety of Jewish topics.
For a complete list of Lunch n Learn classes click HERE.
Temple Emanu-El is thrilled to launch an Adult B’nei Mitzvah program, starting this Fall. Perhaps you converted to Judaism, your synagogue did not allow women to read from the Torah, or your family was not particularly involved at the traditional time of becoming a bar/bat mitzvah. Although you have come of age according to our tradition, there is something so powerful about reading from a Torah scroll on behalf of the congregation in front of your friends, family, and community on a Shabbat morning. After your months of study and hard work, we guarantee that the culminating b’nei mitzvah ceremony will be a profound and powerful experience.
THE PRILUCK FAMILY SERIES PRESENTS:
As we enter the month of Elul, or the month immediately preceding the Days of Awe, let’s go on a journey toward the inner life. Together we will engage in meditation and contemplation practices, softening our hearts in spiritual preparation for the High Holidays. We will develop practices of silence and deep listening, gratitude, and self-compassion.
A 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT:
In honor of our 40th anniversary, this course will explore sacred stories behind the heroic symbols and inspirational imagery of our Temple Emanu-El Sanctuary.
Through the study of Mussar, discover a mindfulness practice with small, incremental steps that can enhance your day-to-day life. Through the development of character traits (middot), learn to build a better relationship with yourself, your community, and God. Join me, and uncover this 1000-year-old Jewish spiritual practice that can change your life for the better.
Judaism as we know it did not begin with the Bible, it began with the Talmud! Understanding Talmud is the key to unlocking centuries of Jewish knowledge. Join this class to uncover the greatest work of Jewish literature. No prior experience is necessary, and no knowledge of Hebrew is required; all texts will be presented in English.
What is it about Jerusalem that makes Jews across the world pray facing it three times a day, every day; that more than 1,200 songs in many different languages have been written in its honor; that during its history, the city has been captured repeatedly by different conquerors and tribes? It is not incidental that Jerusalem is the only city in the world that is holy to all three major monotheistic religions, and therefore respected by all. Together, we will discover the mysteries of Jerusalem that make this city unique.
Explore the magic behind music as a vehicle for spiritual interpretation, growth and connection. Learn about music as a spiritual practice and its power to help us connect to all that is holy.
Eric J. Segall graduated from Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was the research editor for the Law Review and member of Order of the Coif.
Segall teaches federal courts and constitutional law I and II. He is the author of the book Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court is not a Court and its Justices are not Judges.
Join us for an in depth look at the symbols, stories, traditions and controversy that have come to make up our Passover holiday, our Seders, and our haggadah. Did the Exodus really happen? How is our story the catalyst that continues to shape the world? This class will expand your knowledge, and help you make your seder incredibly meaningful.
Talking about Israel can be so difficult if you don’t feel confident in the major stories that have shaped the Jewish State. Together, we will uncover the most important narratives that shape any discussion of Israel like what happened in 1948, what is the green line, and why 1967 was such a pivotal year. This is the perfect class for anyone who has thought they didn’t know enough to join a conversation about Israel.
Kemal Budak, a student of sociology at Emory University and a practicing Muslim, will speak about the links between Judaism and Islam. These links include some of the key figures in our faiths, particularly Abraham and Moses; writings that appear in both the Qur’an and Torah, like Job, Song of Songs, and Proverbs; some similarities (and differences) in our traditions, such as halal and kashrut; and similarities in our vocabularies: think “shalom” and “salaam”, and “tzedakah” and “sadaqa”.
Following his remarks, Mr. Budak will welcome questions.
Isn’t that for the Christian Faith? Christian beliefs and teachings have often overshadowed Messianism in the Jewish community, but there is a vast and fascinating tradition of this so-little mentioned topic in our tradition. Together we will discover the evolution of Messianism, illuminating the thoughts and beliefs of our ancestors, and deciding how these texts shape our ideas today.
THE PRILUCK FAMILY SERIES PRESENTS:
How film and documentary television in America and in Israel has shaped our perceptions of Israel and its role in the world. We'll examine the image of Israel through four history changing events - the War of Independence in 1948, the 1962 trial of Adolf Eichmann, the 1973 Yom Kippur war and life of Golda Meir, and the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1994.
Learn with Cantor Adesnik how to cultivate or deepen your ability to notice God’s presence in your life. In monthly conversations, we will sit together and explore your connection to God, Spirit, Truth, Life Force-however you understand “that something bigger than yourself.” This practice of walking with the spirit will help you deepen your connection to every facet of life: God, yourself, your community, and the world. Individual or group direction.
Who is it for? Individuals and families looking for ways to feel more connected to their Judaism, their community, and the world.
How does it work? Rabbi Rachael will help you uncover a multitude of ways for Judaism to be an enhancing aspect of your life and the life of your family.
Set meetings with Rabbi Rachael and delve into a deeper understanding of rituals, your personal theology, Hebrew basics, prayer, spirituality, and much, much more - Rabbi Rachael is here to help you grow
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