Open Minds: Adult Education

Open Minds: Lifelong Learning Brochure


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.