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Here is a list of classes that will be taking place throughout the year:

Year of Love Classes

"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 28, April 4 & 11 | Location: Conference Room (8844 Burton Way)

This class will explore the historical relationship between the LGBT 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 karen@tebh.org.

 

Hartman Lecture Series

Sunday, December 11, January 22, and March 5 at 4:00 pm

The Hartman Synagogue Collaborative brings high-level adult learning from the most respected pluralistic think tank in the Jewish community. The Shalom Hartman Institute will offer four lectures over the course of the year at different synagogues focused on big picture existential questions for the Jewish community. 

For more information, contact MIchelle Stone at michelle.stone@shalomhartman.org

 

Yoga

Connect breath with movement as we move through a series of yoga poses in a medium-paced flowing formation. Explore your own edge, strengthen your body, expand your heart and free your mind. Participants should not eat directly before before class, and should wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel and a mat. Time and date vary from week to week. For more information, subscribe to our weekly email list at tebh.org/Subscribe.  

 

Wisdom Circle

Second Wednesday of the month | 10:45 am-1:30 pm

The Wisdom Circle is a monthly intellectual and social get-together for mature adults. It meets from September through June, on the second Wednesday of the month. The event begins with an invited speaker, followed by an informal lunch, and a discussion with one of our clergy. There is a modest cost for lunch: $5.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members. For more information please contact Lynn Franklin at Lynn@tebh.org

 

Rashi Class

Classes run for 12 weeks throughout the year. For more information on exact dates of an upcoming class, please contact our Religious School & Membership Coordinator, Karen Porper, at Karen@tebh.org