"Language of Love" with Rabbi Jonathan Aaron:
Tuesday, November 8 & 15
When you think that you are showing love to someone, fo they understand that you are showing your love, or does their "love language" require different actions or words? This class will touch upon the ways in which we express our love to the people we love most, and analyze how people perceive the love that they are given according to their love language. Explore the ways we express our love to our spouses, children, and friends.
"Renewal of Love" with Nina Reinis:
Tuesday, November 29, December 6 & 13
Renew your love for your partner or spouse. In most areas of our life we take the time to learn as much as we can, and yet, in our marriages and relationships we go with our feeling and intuition. Learn the techniques and gain the skills we all need for successful loving relationships.
"For the Love of God: Understanding Religious Extremism and How Religion Can Be Its Own Solution" with Rabbi Sarah Bassin:
Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21 & 28
Fanaticism in the name of religion has become a 21st century reality. How do religions that hold love as a central tenant become the conduit for violence and evil? In this class, the tensions between violence and love in the sacred texts of multiple regions, will be explored. Sociological factors that lead to the development of extremism will be examined. Most importantly, there will be a discussion on "how to save religion from itself." The class will include works by Jewish experts, Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Rabbi Reuven Firestone, and Dr. Mark Jeurgensmeyer, author of Terror in the Mind of God.
"LGBTQ and Hollywood" with Jerry Silverhardt
Tuesday, March 21, 28, and April 4
This class will explore the historical relationship between the LGBTQ community and Hollywood over the years. The perception is that Hollywood has always been a very liberal place, but it may not have always been the case. In this class, find out how those views have changed, and where we are in today's more open environment.
"Greatest Love Poetry Ever Written" with Rabbi Jonathan Aaron
Tuesday, April 25, May 2 & 9
The "Song of Songs" from the Bible is all about love. Read some of the Bible's most beautiful poetry ever written. The class will look at other poetry throughout the ages and question whether thoughts of love transcend time, or if it is our understanding that has changed.
"The Music of Love" with Cantor Lizzie Weiss
Tuesday, May 16, 23 & 30
According to Kabbalah, "God created the world because love needs another to love." Whether seeking our loved of God, our love of one another, or our love of Torah, the sultry tones of a good love song have always elevated simple words to a place of emotion. This series explores traditional and contemporary texts as well as melodies that create the basis of "Jewish Love Music" today.
For more information on all upcoming classes, or to register, email the Lifelong Education Coordinator, Karen Porper at firstname.lastname@example.org.