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Adult Lifelong Learning

“Go and learn,” our tradition teaches. Indeed we hope that you will learn with us. We know that adult students may start at the beginning or may have years of studying in their pocket. Everyone’s schedule is different so we offer many opportunities. Join us weekly or periodically to learn or even become an adult b’nei mitzvah at any age. Study Torah through reading or chanting. Explore a topic of contemporary interest, literature or tradition with one of our rabbis, the cantor, or a visiting teacher. Explore for one evening or continue in depth. If you are not sure where to begin, ask a rabbi, cantor or educator for ideas. Wherever you are, go and learn--come and learn--with us here at NSCI.

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  • Monday ,
    AprApril  3 , 2023
    Adult B'nei Mitzvah
    Monday, Apr 3rd 6:30p to 8:30p

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  • Monday ,
    AprApril  10 , 2023
    Greatest Hits of the Talmud Spring 2023
    Monday, Apr 10th 1:00p to 2:00p
    Join Rabbi Geffen in studying a selection of the most well-known or important sugiyot (Talmudic discussions) scattered throughout a variety of Talmudic tractates. No experience necessary. Texts will be provided.

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  • Monday ,
    AprApril  10 , 2023
    Adult B'nei Mitzvah
    Monday, Apr 10th 6:30p to 8:30p

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  • Sunday ,
    AprApril  16 , 2023
    Hot Topics: What Does Judaism Have to Say About… with Rabbi Geffen
    Sunday, Apr 16th 9:00a to 10:30a
    Hot Topics: What Does Judaism Have to Say About…* Sundays: 9:00-10:30am in Perlman Sanctuary Join Rabbi Geffen to learn what Jewish wisdom has to say about the “hot topics” of our time. *These classes focus on the given week’s hot topic through the lens of traditional Jewish texts (Torah, Talmud, Post-Halachic Literature and Commentaries.) The classes do not reflect any particular political point of view, nor is their intention to implicitly or explicitly endorse any particular political party or candidate in any way. As such, you may encounter viewpoints from Jewish tradition of which you were previously unaware and/or about which you may find personally challenging. Reproductive Rights - February 12 From a Jewish context, we will explore questions such as: When does life begin? Does a fetus have a status in Jewish law and thought? Should government have jurisdiction over bodily autonomy? The Right to Bear Arms - March 19 How do the Jewish values of holiness of life and the mitzvah of self-defense, war and peace, and strength and humility relate to the right to bear arms? Freedom of Speech - April 16 Is freedom of speech a Jewish value? Does Judaism profer that there should be limits on such a freedom? And if so, where should the line be drawn? Gender Identity - May 21 How do traditional Jewish sacred texts understand gender and gender expression beyond the binary construct of male and female?

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