Open Minds: Adult Education

Open Minds: Lifelong Learning

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Hineini: Finding Meaning in the Days of Awe

Tuesdays, September 10, 17, and 24 | 9:30-11:00 AM

Get ready for the Days of Awe with Rabbi Z, Rabbi Pollak, and Cantor Franco.Together we will discover new meaning in ancient traditions, and we will nurture our souls in preparation for the sacred journey of the holy days. No cost. Admission is open to all.

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Judaism 101 

Tuesdays, October 22 through April 7 | 8:00 pm

Judaism 101 is an engaging, multi-session course for anyone interested in exploring Jewish life through a Reform lens. This course is perfect for interfaith couples, those raising Jewish children, spiritual seekers, individuals considering conversion, and Jews who want a meaningful adult Jewish learning experience.

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Weeknight Essentials: Cooking Class

Thursday, October 24 | 9:30 am

Come learn to cook some delicious new recipes to change up weeknight meal routine! During our class, you’ll learn to cook and then enjoy tastes of a few great dishes, such as baked chicken milanese and homemade potato chips. Then, you’ll head home ready to recreate a few new weeknight staples for your family to enjoy. 

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Make Your Own Fused Glass Mezuzah

Sunday, November 3 | 9:00 am-10:30 am

Learn about the mezuzah and why we hang it on our doorframes Make your own beautiful mezuzah of fused glass to hang in your own home or to give as a gift. With artist Sasha Kopp. 
Tickets are per mezuzah project (i.e., a couple can register together if they want to make just one mezuzah)

Members of TCS: $25/members (includes complimentary kosher mezuzah scroll)
General admission: $36

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Witness: Lessons from Ellie Weisel's Classroom with Ariel Burger

Thursday, November 7 | 7:30 pm

Witness opens an intimate window to Elie Wiesel’s classroom in which conversations about ethics, activism, spirituality and literature transfored the lives of students around the world. Burger, one of Wiesel’s closest students, recounts his story of meeting the Nobel laureate at age 15, becoming his student, and then teaching assistant, and eventually a teacher in his own right.

 


Leadership: The Potential and the Perils — Taught Onlne via Zoom

Thursdays, November 14 through May 7 | 12:30-1:00 pm

The Community Synagogue’s first-ever online course, offered via Zoom. Rabbi Z explores models of leadership throughout Jewish history.


The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabars and Everything in Between with Stephanie Butnick

Thursday, December 5 | 7:30 pm

From the hosts of Tablet magazine’s wildly popular Unorthodox podcast, The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia is an edifying, entertaining, and thoroughly modern introduction to Judaism. By weaving together the essential and the esoteric, the snarky and the earnest, the Jewish and the Jew-ish, this book allows each reader to find their point of connection with Jewish culture, tradition and religion.


Kabbalah Part 2: From The Zohar to Modern Mindfulness

Tuesdays, January 14 through February 11 | 9:30-11:00 am

This class, a continuation of last year’s popular Kabbalah class will explore the growth of Jewish mystical thought from the Zohar (12th century) through Lurianic Kabbalah (16th century), the fluorescence of modern Hasidism and rise of contemporary Jewish movements of spiritual renewal. Through text and mystical techniques participants will explore the power of kabbalah to center one’s soul, providing answers to why there is evil and suffering, and giving us the power to live a life of cosmic purpose and meaning.


Click here for the 92nd Street Y Live streaming program schedule.

 

Shabbat at Home

Instead of coming to synagogue, let the shul come to you.  "Shabbat at Home" is an innovative program that encourages people to join tegether in celebrating the coming of Shabbat with song,  a shared meal and light study with one of the rabbis.  Anywhere from 5 to 7 families (or up to 14 individuals) can join together to have Shabbat in this intimate experience.  If you are interested in volunteering to host please be in touch either one of the rabbis.