Read the entire Jewish LIFE Program Brochure for 2013-14
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
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
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick
Wednesday, December 4 at 12:00 Noon
Program and Luncheon • Hosted by the JCC
Co-sponsored by: Brandeis National Committee, Somerset Chapter Jewish Family Services and Temple Sholom Sisterhood and Hadassah
Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin became fascinated by her friends’ and family’s diverse reactions to her and her illness: how awkwardly some of them behaved; how some misspoke or misinterpreted her needs; and how wonderful it was when people read her right. She began talking to her fellow patients and dozens of other veterans of serious illness, seeking to discover what sick people wished their friends knew about how best to comfort, help, and even simply talk to them.