TORAH INSTITUTE WITH RABBI KIRSHNER
We pray 3 times a day but why?
What is it we are saying?
What purpose does it have? Is it for God, for us?
For community? All of the above or none of the above? What are all of those choreographic moves – bowing and bending and kneeling and raising on our toes? These are just some of the questions clergy members ﬁeld about prayer. This year Torah Institute will unpack prayer. We will look at its origins, its purpose, variations in denominations and stripes of Judaism as well as learning how prayer evolved over time. Our goal by the end of the 10-week course is to better familiarize each participant with the Siddur, the choreography and the meaning behind much of what is our cornerstone ritual of Teﬁllah.
No prior knowledge is necessary and the course is open to all. Members fee is $180 and non-members is $360. Taught by Rabbi Kirshner.
Class Schedule: November 9th, 16th, 30th December 7th and 14th February 8th and 15th March 1st, 15th, and 22nd.
SH’MA LISTENING SESSIONS
Sh’ma means to listen. 2016 marks Rabbi Kirshner’s tenth year as the leader of TE. Your voices are important to him. As a community, we want to hear about what we are doing well and work towards addressing challenges. Make your voice heard.
JEWISH ETHICS WITH RABBI FREEDMAN
What does Judaism say about ______? Rabbi Freedman will facilitate a course organized by JTS: “Jewish Values in an Age of Choice.” We will watch brief video lectures of JTS professors analyzing how the Jewish tradition answers today’s toughest ethical dilemmas.Then we will use these lenses to explore issues like food production, fracking, mass incarceration, modern-day slavery, torture and just war, end-of-life care, lying, and other important topics. Fall 2016. Taught by Rabbi Freedman.
UNLOCKING THE TRADITIONS WTIH RABBI FREEDMAN
Pirkei Avot Can a life of Torah and ethical living be summarized in just a few words? Our ancient Rabbis attempted to do so in a tractate of Talmud called Pirkei Avot. “If not now, when?” “Acquire yourself a teacher and ﬁ nd yourself a friend.” “More things, more worries” are just a few of these pearls of wisdom we will learn and internalize together. Spring 2017. Taught by Rabbi Freedman
WOMEN’S STUDY GROUP
with Rabbi Kirshner
Select Fridays at 10:30am
MEN’s EARLY MORNING STUDY GROUP
with Rabbi Kirshner at Wormser Corp. in Englewood.
Select Thursdays at 6:30am
Join senior temple members for enriching daytime and evening programs and activities at the temple! Select Tuesdays a month.
Join temple members living in Manhattan and surrounding areas to enjoy a beer while looking back and forward with the clergy of Temple Emanu-El! Select Thursdays a month.
LUNCH AND LEARN IN THE CITY
Take a break from the grind of work in the City and surrounding areas to study torah and break bread with Rabbi Kirshner! Select Thursdays a month.
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FOR YOU (PARENTS CLASSS)
Have you always wanted to learn what your kids are learning in Religious school but were too afraid to ask? Do you feel that the train has left the station? It has not! Please join Rabbis Kirshner and Freedman as they teach Judaism 101 to parents while their kids are learning at Religious school. Sselect Sundays. Open to all. Free to members/$18 non-members.
Please call the Temple Office to register or with any questions. 201.750.9997. Please check the website calendar for class updates.