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Adult Learning

B'nai Jacob offers a rich array of classes and guest lectures every season.  Join us! 


Shabbat Lunch & Learn 

November 4
Rhoda Myers
The Congregation B’nai Jacob Connection, A Very Personal History
Congregant and former Executive Director, Rhoda Myers, discusses her 55-year history with her beloved synagogue.


November 18
Lois Shenker
Pirkei Imahot: The Wisdom of Mothers, The Voices of Women
Adapting the ancient text of Pirkei Avot, author Lois Shenker uses a modern lense to extract meaning and lessons for today’s world.

 

December 9
Harry Schwartz
Chief of Gastrointestinal Medicine, Griffin Hospital
Kishkes: Jews and Digestive Diseases
Are gastrointestinal disorders more common in Jewish people? Dr. Schwartz will offer a discussion including Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel, and Colon Cancer.

 

 


Rabbi Shapiro's Classes

Mondays evenings 7:30-9:00pm  • Nov 13, 27; Dec 11; Jan 8, 22; Feb 12, 26; Mar 12, 26; Apr 9, 23

Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Join us as we explore one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today. The iengage curriculum is produced by the Shalom Hartman Institute to facilitate difficult conversations about Israel. Participants will develop an understanding of the ideals which shape their political views and those of others. No experience necessary. Free to BJ members. $100 non-members.

 

Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Shapiro
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm
Bring your lunch, and join us for class with the rabbi! 


Bread & Torah

EVERY Shabbat Morning Before Services, 9:00 - 9:45am

Rabbi Shapiro explores the weekly Torah portion and how its story relates to our own. Lively discussion over bagels and coffee. No experience necessary

Mon, November 20 2017 2 Kislev 5778