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Adult Programming

Temple Sholom’s rich adult programming provides variety of ways for members to expand their Jewish horizons.  Each year a medley of opportunities to learn together are offered including:
  • A Scholar-In-Residence week-end
  • Sunday afternoon guest speakers
  • Sunday movie and soup
  • Book discussions
  • Women’s Rosh Hodesh dinners with guest speakers
  • Bus trips to sites of Jewish interest
  • Saturday morning Torah study with Rabbi Groffman
  • Adult morning mid-week study with Rabbi Groffman
  • Evening classes taught by Rabbi Groffman and Rabbi Patz, Emeritus
  • Special workshops taught by temple members
  • Learning Hebrew and Understanding Prayers with Cantor Feibush
Rabbi Groffman’s Regularly Scheduled Classes
Torah Study is held weekly on Saturday mornings and is open to everyone regardless of level of knowledge of Hebrew or Torah.  The only requirement is a desire to learn.  The group meets either 8:30 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, depending whether there is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The Saturday morning Torah Study includes sharing a beverage and a nosh followed by an hour of Torah learning. A brief, modified Shabbat service led by the rabbi follows Torah Study.  The dates and times of Torah Study are posted on the Temple calendar.
 
Adult Mid-week Study is held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  . No prior experience or knowledge required. Please contact Rabbi Groffman for more information.
 
Cantor Feibush: Adult Hebrew 101 & 102 
In Hebrew 101& 102, we will learn the basics of the Hebrew Aleph Bet employing all four language skills-listening, reading, writing, and speaking.  Eventually this will build into future classes in conversational Hebrew.  We will use materials designed for adults in a pace for busy adults.  There will be no prerequisites for this class, only a desire to learn the letters and language of our people. If the class gets beyond Hebrew 102, an Adult B'nai Mitzvah could be discussed on an individual or group basis.
  
ADULT EDUCATION – BOOK DISCUSSIONS
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Book discussions are usually led by Temple members who have a particular interest in a book or can offer a unique insight to readers. For example, Rabbi Groffman brought his special knowledge, personal experience and scholarship, which enriched the discussion of To the End of the Land.
Beyond the Ghetto Gates - Michelle Cameron
The Weight of Ink – Rachel Kadish
Pilgrim Soul (Douglas Brody Series) – Gordon Ferris
Ice Cream Queen on Orchard Street – Susan Jane Gilman
Quiet Americans – Erika Dreifus  (reviewed by the author)
Binocular Vision – Edith Pearlman
The Glass Room – Simon Mawer
Coming Together, Coming Apart – Daniel Gordis
City of Women – David R. Gillham
To the End of the Land – David Grossman
Norwegian by Night – Derek B. Miller
A Palestine Affair – Jonathan Wilson
A Replacement Life – Boris Fishman
NOTE; MANY OF THESE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE TEMPLE’S LIBRARY.
Sat, December 5 2020 19 Kislev 5781