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Lifelong Learning- Upcoming Programs

All Lifelong Learning Programs can currently be found on Zoom. Please click HERE to get to our secure access link page. You must be logged into your ShulCloud account to gain access.

You, the Jury: Crime & Punishment

Wednesday, January 13th and 27th at 7pm

Attorneys/past TOS Presidents Len Davidson and Larry Green will present closing arguments. Rabbi/Judge Daniel Schaefer will preside over each session. Two-part class involving Torah study in a courtroom setting. Class attendees will serve as jurors in deciding two cases following presentation of closing arguments:

Torah for the Heart and Mind w/Rabbi Berkman
Thursday Mornings 9:00-9:45am (First Session 1/21)

A weekly exploration of the Torah portion through the perspective of spirituality and mindfulness with Rabbi Berkman. 

Thursday, January 21 7:00pm

The uniqueness of the Trump presidency easily blinds us to the underlying dynamics that gave rise to his election and to his behavior in office. The party polarization that dominates American politics accelerated decades ago, though partisanship seemed to gain even more strength during these past four years. Is there anything that President-elect Biden can do to stem the poisonous atmosphere in our political system? Is any fundamental change possible, or are we in for four years of gridlock? 

Judaism and the LGBT Community: An Exploration
Recurring Sessions, February 2, 9, 16 at 7:00pm

This course will provide a look at the admonitions against LGBT people in the Torah and other Jewish writings. Sessions will include participants from the Boston LGBTQ community as a whole, the Jewish LGBTQ community, Am Tikva, and Keshet. We will look at Jewish LGBT literature and film. Finally, we will examine how Israel has changed regarding LGBT rights, the founding of the LGBT movement in Israel, Pinkwashing, and Pride in Israel.

German Jewish Cooking

Monday, March 22 7:30pm

Join Gabrielle Rossmer Gropman and Sonya Gropman, authors of The German-Jewish Cookbook from Brandeis University Press, as they show us how to make “Grimsele”. These Matzo fritters are very delicious, are not deep fried, but just about the same amount of oil you would use with potato latkes. They have raisins and nuts, but those can be substituted if, for example, someone has a nut allergy. Gaby says: “This is a Passover dessert, but I find it too complicated to fry on the seder night, so it is better on another Passover dinner, or even breakfast!”

Sun, January 17 2021 4 Sh'vat 5781