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FREE Adult Ed Classes at Am Echod

Am Echod From Generation to Generation

Am Echod From Generation to Generation

Tuesday with Torah
Disect the weekly Parsha. Remember when there are 10 Jewish people discussing Torah there are 11 opinions about the meaning.
Meeting Dates:
All Classes Meet From 6:30 to 7:30 PM
January 3rd and 31st
February 28th
April 3rd
May 1st and 29th

The Good, The Bad, and The Jewish:
War, sex, money…no this isn’t a course about Congress but rather a chance to learn about Jewish ethics as they apply to these (and other) issues. If you think you know what religion in general or Judaism in particular has to say, you may be surprised by what you find. We will use both traditional and contemporary sources to inform ourselves with an eye towards developing our own ethical understanding on each of our challenging and relevant topics. No prior knowledge is required.
Meeting Dates:
All Classes Meet from 7 to 8 PM
January 10th
February 7th
March 20th
April 17th
May 8th

Oh God, You Devil:
God is portrayed in many different ways in the Hebrew Bible, not all of them so warm and fuzzy. In this course we will explore some of the more challenging portrayals of God, consider how some traditional (and not-so-traditional) Jewish thinkers dealt with them and discuss how this impacts our own understanding of God. Through our discussions we will work towards clarifying our individual theologies and beliefs. No prior knowledge is required.
Meeting Dates:
All Classes Meet From 7 to 8 PM
January 24th
February 21st
March 27th
April 24th
May 22nd

In addition there will be several Sunday morning classes dedicated to learning about upcoming Jewish Holidays.

Behind the Chag:
This will be an occasional course that coincides with the various Jewish holidays. In each of these courses we will look at the roots of the holiday, its development and how it is observed in contemporary Jewish life. We will also explore stories, games and activities that can make the holidays fun for the whole family!
Meeting Dates:
Classes Meet From 10:30 to 11:30 AM (except Shavuot)
February 5th: Tu B'Shevat
February 28th: Purim
April 1st: Pesach
FRIDAY May 25th: Shavuot 6 to 7 PM

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