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Adult Education

We at Kol Emeth believe you are never done learning. We work to enable congregants and community members to deepen their knowledge of the Jewish world and their connection to Judaism and the Kol Emeth community.  Ongoing programming includes:

Annual highlights include:

Secrets of the Zohar: Idra Rabbah

Join Rabbi Booth for a monthly exploration into the secrets of Jewish mysticism and its view of the Divine. In the time of the Zohar, a crisis of faith was tearing the meaning out of Judaism and faith. Shimon bar Yochai and his fellows gathered in a field to bring healing and Divine connection back into the world. By studying their words, we too will look to form our own theolog(ies) as we join in the mission of bringing meaning and faith into the darkness. Offered on zoom at 7:30pm first Tuesday of each month, starting April 5th.  To register, please click here.

A Study of Soloveitchik

Join Rabbi Booth Thursdays at 8:30am in person at Kol Emeth and via Zoom, as we explore Soloveitchik's spiritual masterpiece, The Lonely Man of Faith. This wise exploration of the personal meaning of Jewish spirituality and the quest for God merits a close read and a chance to talk and explore the meaning into which Soloveitchik invites his readers.

Talmud Class

Talmud is the gift and key text of the Jewish people. It is the formative text of Judaism, offering us law, theology, and practice. The Sunday morning Talmud Study Group, now in its 38th continuous year, meets at 10:15am each Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoons at 12:15pm to explore together the text and how it speaks to us. People bring a variety of learning from many different spheres, including engineering, psychology, and Yeshiva learning, creating a rich mix and discussion. We are currently studying Tractate Bava Kamma (The First Gate), which deals with civil matters, such as damages and torts. Newcomers are always welcome!

Intro to Mussar Class

Every 2nd Wednesday, 12:30pm
Mussar is a newly rediscovered classical Jewish practice of improving the self through practice and study. It focuses on characteristics like anger, compassion and patience with specific effort to attain / modulate those characteristics in ways that lead to elevated living This class is open to people new or beginning their study of Mussar. We base our study on Alan Morinis’ book Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar.
Open to non members. No cost. Please contact us for more information.

Judaism 101

Join Rabbi David Booth for our Introduction to Judaism class, where you can encounter the foundations and traditions of Judaism in a warm, non-judgmental environment.  Class cohorts form on a rolling basis,  and we welcome beginners and explorers of all backgrounds. To learn more about the class, or to find out when the next cohort will launch, please contact us.

From Sept 11 to Oct 9: Entering the Holidays: An Orientation to the celebration, theology, and liturgy of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot

From Oct 23-Nov 20th - Jewish Theology: This four week session will look at multiple theologies within Judaism as we explore our own relationship to the Divine.

From Dec 4 & 11 - Hanukkah! A look at the only story where we (sort)  won...

Jan 8-Feb 12 - Shabbat and Kashrut - How these most deep of Jewish practices can be meaningful today.

Feb 26-April 2nd - Purim and Passover. We will move from levity to hope as we explore how to practice a Seder of meaning and how to have a great Seder!!

April 16- May 14th - Entering the Siddur

May 21 - Shavuot

 

Wed, September 28 2022 3 Tishrei 5783