Lifelong Learning for Adults
We continue to learn from our sages, our rabbis, guest speakers, and from our fellow congregants. Our programs cover a wide range of interests, from Torah to Jewish history and culture to Israel and current events.
Sunday morning brunch series led by distinguished guest speakers.
Friday Rabbi Schmooze sessions when our various clergy introduce a lively topic and lead our discussion.
Torah study every Shabbat morning with Bagels – 9:00am to 10:--am
Kabbalah classes monthly on Shabbat mornings (10:30 to noon) with Rabbi Richard Simon
Special Arts & Ideas events and guest lectures throughout the year.
Temple Judea’s Irving and Sylvia Rosenwald School for Adult Learning is proud to announce a stellar line-up of programs for the coming year.
First Learn and then form Opinions – Jewish Proverb
The Adult Education Committee is pleased to present a thought-provoking program of speakers for its Sunday brunches for the coming year. All brunch programs begin with bagels and coffee at 10:00 am with the speaker starting at 10:30 am. A $10 donation is encouraged. Please join us for some very interesting programs.
Sunday, December 17, 2017– Mr. Don Greenbaum of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center in Philadelphia is scheduled to speak on his World War II Army experience as a camp liberator. Attached to General Patton’s Third Army in late April of 1945, Mr. Greenbaum was part of a contingent that happened upon the Dachau concentration camp. This talk will provide an important American perspective on the Shoah.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 – Dr. Reena Friedman returns to Temple Judea to present the topic “Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof: American Jews and Social Justice.” Dr. Reena Friedman earned her Masters of Arts, Masters of Arts in Philosophy, and PHD from Columbia University. She is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She has been an instructor in American Jewish History at Queens College and Haverford College, and has taught Modern Jewish History and Modern Jewish Thought at Gratz College. Dr. Friedman has written extensively in the field of Jewish history, and is currently a contributing editor at Lilith magazine.
Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Dr. Fred Lazin will return to Temple Judea to offer a contemporary analysis of “Israel’s Changing Collective Identity.” Dr. Lazin served for many years as Chair of the Departments of Behavioral Science and Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University. He has authored many articles and texts on comparative public policy, Israeli politics, and society and Jews in American politics. This event is co-sponsored by the American Associates of Ben Gurion University.
Sunday, June 3, 2018- Mr. Albert Algazi, originally from Egypt, will show a documentary film entitled “The Forgotten Exodus” and speak on the mass exodus of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa in the 2nd half of the 20th Century.
Temple Judea recently hosted Kasim Hafeez, Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel. Kasim, a British born Muslim, went from being a hater to a defender of Israel. His talk “Hate to Hope: the day I stopped hating Israel” kept the audience of both Jews and non-Jews spellbound. Watch the video with an interview with Kasim Hafeez and highlights from his talk.
See a video interview with Kasim Hafeez, British born Muslim, who spoke recently at Temple Judea about his personal journey from being a hater of Israel to becoming a Zionist and active friend of Israel.