Adults

Adults

We offer a robust range of learning opportunities for adults. Discover new ways to grow with us, whether through studying Hebrew, attending a panel discussion or a lecture, our monthly Lunch and Learn programs, or in an ongoing study group tackling Hebrew poetry.


Adult Hebrew Refresher

Wednesdays at 6:15 pm

We are very pleased to announce that the Hebrew refresher class for adults will continue this fall! Join with fellow Micah members to brush up on basic Hebrew reading and concepts. This class is taught by longtime Micah Hebrew instructor Evie Shen-Tal and is catered towards all levels and abilities. Tuition is $200/student for 10 classes.

Contact: Temple Micah Office


Book Club

The Temple Micah Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month September through June, to discuss a different book relevant to the Jewish experience. We read both fiction and non-fiction. Reading selections are chosen by the group.

What we’re reading right now:

To get involved, contact Book Club.


“Downtown” Discussion Group

Wednesdays at 12:15 pm, beginning October 27, 2021

The Downtown Discussion Group, a great way to spend your lunch hour, meets on Zoom to discuss Being Jewish Today: Confronting the Real Issues, by Rabbi Tony Bayfield, CBE. “I consider this THE book of Jewish theology for our time –learned, elegant and written with a beautiful, wry humor,” says Rabbi Zemel.

To sign up, contact Jeannelle D’Isa


Hebrew Poetry Online

Temple Micah’s lay-led group Hebrew poetry group will resume online in the fall. We read the poetry of Yehuda Amichai and other modern Israeli poets in Hebrew, then translate and discuss in English. We discuss how these poets’ use of biblical, liturgical, and contemporary Hebrew is accessible and insightful on many levels to those with even limited Hebrew knowledge.

Contact: Hebrew Poetry


Jewish Thinkers of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Jewish Thinkers, a lay-led study group, meets online every other Monday to read essays of 20th and 21st Century Jewish Thinkers who grapple with fundamental questions of faith and religion.

Contact: Jewish Thinkers


Lunch and Learn

Be challenged, engaged, and inspired through our free monthly Lunch & Learns. On the second Wednesday of each month, we gather via Zoom to share lunch and hear a presentation from a vast array of speakers, with topics like Hidden from History No More: Jewish Women’s Activism in Second-Wave Feminism with Dr. Evelyn Beck and Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World One Senate Investigation at a Time with Elise Bean.

There is no cost but you must register to attend no later than the Monday prior to each session by 5 pm. Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the meeting.

To get involved, contact the Lunch & Learn coordinators.

To view past Lunch & Learn presentations, visit our YouTube channel.


Psalms

This monthly lay-led study group explores the powerful language of the Psalms. We engage in depth with the timeless poetry that ranges through the spectrum of human emotions, inspiring literature and liturgy across millennia and still speaking to us today. Reading and discussion are in English, informed by the Hebrew – no preparation is required!

To get involved, contact Psalms.


Speaker Events and Panel Discussions

We regularly host a variety of experts, academics, and pundits (including staff, clergy, and community members) to discuss current events, spirituality, and more.

Sample panel discussions:


Torah Study Group

This lay-led group meets each Shabbat morning before services to explore the week’s Torah and Haftarah portions.

Contact: Torah Study Group


Wednesday Morning Study Group

Wednesdays at 10:30 am, beginning October 27, 2021

This autumn, the Wednesday Morning Group will explore selections from American Jewish Thought Since 1934: Writings on Identity, Engagement, and Belief, edited by David Ellenson and Michael Marmur. “In short, easy to read sections, this book creates an encounter with the American Jewish conversation of the last one hundred years.”

Please note that Wednesday Morning Group will meet ON ZOOM for now.

To sign up, please contact: Jeannelle D’Isa

Wednesday Morning Group Reading Assignments:

November 17 December 1 December 22 January 19 January 26 February 2
49-61, 66-69, 75-77 91-105, 115-117 138-153, 158-165 171-173, 176-179, 185-187, 190-191, 192-200, 206-211 217-228, 239-247 268-275, 282-291, 297-300

 

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