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Adult Learning


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

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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

Rabbi Shapiro's Fall Class
A Bride for One Night
Mondays, 7:30-9:00pm
On Zoom: 

December 7, 14, 21,   January 4, 11

In her engaging book, A Bride for one Night, Ruth Calderon rewrite talmudic tales as richly imagined short stories, affording the reader an entrance into the fascinating world of this core ancient text. We will read the stories in their original in the Talmud as well as reading Calderon’s retellings of them. We will embark on an imaginative journey into the world of the Talmud and get to know it in new and surprising ways. No background or Hebrew necessary. All are welcome. Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 857 8629 6869



Adult Ed Speaker - on Zoom
Daniel Headrick, Ph.D.
Sunday, December 6, 10am
“Climate Change: A New Perspective”
This talk draws on Professor Headrick’s book, “Humans Versus Nature: A Global Environmental History.”
Almost all scientists, most political leaders (outside the United States), and much of the public, especially young people, agree that climate change is real, that it is caused by anthropogenic greenhouse-gas emissions, and we must start doing something soon to reverse it. Yet the amount of emissions continues to grow. In this talk I will argue that and two powerful forces – developmentalism (or the love of economic growth) and consumerism (and our way of life) – stand the way of meaningful action. As a result, even well-meaning people (like myself) cannot help but contribute to the problem.

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Meeting ID: 773 743 1587

Passcode: RIMMON

Wed, December 2 2020 16 Kislev 5781