Lifelong Learning for Adults

The Shir Tikvah Vision for Lifelong Learning: Shir Tikvah will be a welcoming, sacred Jewish community of learners of every age, ability, perspective, and background. Learners will engage in holy conversations about Torah, concepts of God, Judaism, Israel, and relevant issues of today's world in all their exhilarating, challenging, and profound forms. We will encounter innovative and flexible learning models in rhythm with Jewish holidays, life cycle events, and Shabbat. Our learning will cultivate Jewish identity, build community and inspire us to live in harmony with our Jewish ethics.

Upcoming Lifelong Learning Opportunities:

Exploring Jewish Prayer

Learn the what's, how's and why's of Jewish prayer with Rabbi Rapaport. Saturday's at 9:30am. Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11, April 8. Class is Free. Register Here

iEngage: Jewish Values - Israel & Palestine Conflict

Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the complex meanings of peace in Jewish tradition, Rabbi Latz will lead our exploration of the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward the conflict and how these values shape their own political understandings. Though a common political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differences. Sunday mornings, beginning November 13. Class is $150 and includes materials. Register Here

Wise Aging

The Wise Aging program is about intentionally living one's later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom. New Cohort begins November 14. Contact Rabbi Rappaport if interested:

Beloved Conversations

Shir Tikvah's Racial Justice Leadership Team invites you to join us as we engage in an important conversation about race, racism, and racial justice in our world.  January - March, 2017

End-of-Life Decision Making

Program series beginnin in Spring 2017

Save the Date: June 10, 2017 Adult B'nei Mitzvah

Celebrate the culmination of two years' intensive study! New Cohort will begin in Fall 2017.

Classes in Progress: 

Jewish Sparks This course is open to all levels of learners and is appropriate for those who want to know more about their Jewish heritage as well as those exploring conversion.Inside every Jew, the Rabbis teach, is a n’kudah tovah – a spark of holiness, goodness – a unique gift that no one else in the world has. The mystics explain that this is a spark of divine holiness, the chamber of our souls. What are those sparks in inside us that animate Jewish life? What are those words of our tradition that ignite hope and the call to justice? The spark that demands we confront fear with compassion, that we make our world a better place for our children and the creatures of the earth? Those of us who grew up in the liberal Jewish world may not have learned – or remembered – much about the richness of Jewish life, or how our Jewish traditions can nourish our daily lives and work in the world. 
Unit 4  SPARKS OF REDEMPTION & RENEWAL  (Fall 2016)  Taught by Rabbis Latz and Rabbi Rappaport. 5 Mondays (August 15 & 29, September 12, 19, 26) 6:30 - 8 pm & 2 Sundays (October 16 , 23) 6 - 8 pm
Here is your chance to go deep into the teachings and meanings of the High Holy Days season. We will form a cohort to learn together and accompany one another on the journey from Tisha B’Av through Simchat-Torah. As appropriate, we will also explore Mussar Middot – personal qualities that we want to cultivate, with tools for how to do so. Participants will do specified background readings before each session covering some of the foundations of Jewish literacy so that when we meet we can go deeper into the topics and how they relate to our lives and world today. Monday, August 15 – Tisha B’Av, Tu B’Av, and the Season of Turning Inward Monday, August 29 – Teshuvah, the work of Elul Monday, September 12 – Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year Monday, September 19 – the Ten Days of Awe Monday, September 26 – Yom Kippur Sunday, October 16 – Sukkot & Shmini Atzeret Sunday, October 23 – Simchat Torah and Siyyum - Closing


Ongoing & Free Learning Activities:

Morning Minyan Every Thursday at 7:45 am
Start your Thursdays with a rich and meaningful weekday service. Learn about and go deeper into prayer.

Torah Study: An Exodus Journey:  Second Wednesdays of the month from 12:15pm-1:30pm.  Word by word, phrase by phrase, each month we explore approximately 12-14 verses of Torah. Join us as we journey through the book of Exodus.To be added to the email reminder list contact Gayle. All are welcome to participate.

Petach libi: Second Shabbat morning of the month, 9:30-10:30 AM. Open your Heart to the Power of Jewish Prayer: Join Rabbi Latz as we dive deeper into Jewish prayer. This ongoing monthly project seeks to open up our Siddur and make Jewish spirituality more accessible to all. 

Ten Minutes of Torah We are delighted to partner with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to bring Jewish study right to your inbox. Five days a week, the URJ publishes Ten Minutes of Torah, a daily email providing opportunities to study a commentary on the week’s Torah portion, read about a significant moment in Jewish history, connect with life in Israel, or learn about an upcoming holiday. In just ten minutes, you can add to your Jewish knowledge. You can even read Ten Minutes of Torah on the go with your smart phone or tablet.Sign up today for this special version of Ten Minutes of Torah. It only takes 10 minutes a day to get started on a lifetime of Jewish learning. Begin today!

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