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Jewish LIFE

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Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning:A Journey of Jewish Self Discovery

Tuesdays: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
October 2013 - June 2014 (30 weeks)
Hosted by the JCC
Fee: Members Registration by September 10: $650
Guests & Members Registration after September 10: $700
Melton School curriculum was developed by a team of scholars at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Classes integrate Jewish history, law beliefs, practices, ideas and terminology through the study of texts from ancient to contemporary.  In year one you will cover RHYTHMS & PURPOSE. In Rhythms you will focus on the ideas, beliefs and sources that shape Jewish Life and practice, including the daily, weekly, monthly, annual life –cycle observances and customs. We will address the questions of why do Jews believe what they do and what are the theological concepts that unfold in the Bible, Talmud and other sacred text, both ancient and contemporary.
Link for registration forms: www.jccmetrowest.org/meltonschool
Give us two hours a week.... We’ll give you 5774 years!


Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship

Instructor: Rabbi Arnie Gluck
Sundays: 4:00-6:00pm
Dates: October 6, 27; November 17; January 5; February 2; March 2; April 6; May 4; June 8
Location: Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough
Through Video lectures, text study & lively group discussions, we are pleased to bring the world renowned faculty of the Shalom Hartman institute to our community.
More information in our Jewish LIFE Program Guide


Community-Wide Yom HaShoah Program

Sunday, April 27 • 7:00 pm

Temple Sholom
Free to the Community

On Sunday, April 27 at 7pm, Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is hosting a community wide Yom HaShoah commemoration. Yom HaShoah is a national memorial day honoring those who perished in the Holocaust. The event will be held at Temple Sholom located at 594 North Bridge Street in Bridgewater. Attendees will participate in a Memorial Service and candle lighting.  The program is open to the entire community and there is no admission fee.  

William R. Marks and Ellen G. Teller of The Marks Law Firm (MLF) will be guest speakers at the Yom HaShoah Observance. They will provide a broad overview of the various compensation programs established by Germany after World War II to benefit Holocaust survivors as well as an analysis of the current status of those and related programs. MLF was established by Mr. Marks and specializes in Holocaust-related reparations and restitution claims. To date, MLF has assisted thousands of Holocaust survivors in the US and overseas to collect monies rightfully due to them given their suffering during the war. For additional information on the evening,  please call Temple Sholom at 908-722-1339.


Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman

That Our Hearts May Grow Wise: Cultivating Wisdom as We Age

Wednesday, April 30 at 12 Noon
Location: Wilf Campus, Wilentz Senior Residence
Sponsored by Wilf Campus and JFS

We suggest aging is the “final exam” of our spiritual life. We investigate the possibilities within Jewish life’s spiritual curriculum for acquiring the character traits (middot), spiritual tools and perspective to ready ourselves for the challenges we will inevitably face. Lecture and discussion.  Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MAJCS, BCC, is a spiritual guide, social innovator, chaplain, and scholar. She has pioneered the development of a Jewish spiritual vision for aging, healing and spiritual care. She wrote Jewish Visions for Aging: A Professional Guide to Fostering Wholeness (Jewish Lights, 2008) and edited  Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook from Traditional and Contemporary Sources (Jewish Lights, 2nd edition, 2011). She founded and directed Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Rabbi Friedman offers training, consulting and spiritual guidance through Growing Older, her Philadelphia-based practice, www.growingolder.co. She is currently working on her next book, Provisions for the Journey: Jewish Wisdom for Growing Older. For additional information, call Toby Ehrlich at 732-568-1155.


Celebrate Israel Parade 

Sunday, June 1
Fifth Ave, New York City