Lectures & Courses

At Central Synagogue

Adult Engagement Programming


Click here to view a complete list of Spring 2020 Adult Engagement Events and Courses.

Interested in presenting at Central Synagogue? Please contact Lauren Dickel, Adult Engagement Program Manager, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Bible and Bagels 

Wednesdays: 8:15-9:15 am | Virtual

September 11th, 2019 - June 17th, 2020

Led by Central Educator Joe Sofer
Join us as we continue our journey through the Torah, reading a chapter a week. We will pick up where we left off with the Book of Kings, but participation is encouraged at any time.

Contact adultengagement@censyn.org if interested in joining this class.


Weekly Torah Study with Central Clergy

Wednesdays: 12:00-1:15 pm | Virtual

September 4th, 2019 - June 17th, 2020

Led by Central’s Rabbi Hilly Haber

This class explores the weekly Torah portion from ancient and modern perspectives.

Contact adultengagement@censyn.org if interested in joining this class.

Join anytime! No registration required.

 


Samuel I and II

Wednesdays: 1:30-2:30 pm | Virtual

September 4th, 2019 - June 17th, 2020

Led by Cantor Suzanne Skloot

Explore the text of Samuel I and II. Together we will look at and compare the translations of the Jewish Publication Society and the more recent translation by UC Berkeley professor Robert Alter, and learn why Alter believes that the character of David is the finest portrayal of a human life from antiquity. Our discussions will work to understand the agendas of the original authors and their subsequent editors.

Contact adultengagement@censyn.org if interested in joining this class.

Join anytime! No regiration required.

Alper Talmud Study

Fridays: 8:15-9:15 am | Virtual

September 13th, 2019 - June 19th, 2020

Led by Jewish Educator Dr. Rachel Rosenthal

Explore one of the most radical rabbinic texts in all of Judaism, the Talmud. This year, we will be examining what it means to be a responsible person in a larger society.

Contact adultengagement@censyn.org if interested in joining this class.

Join anytime! No registration required.


Lunch and Learn: Our Songs are Here to Stay

Monday, June 22, 2020, 12:30 pm | Lindenbaum Pavilion

Led by Award-winning Executive Producer and Director Victor Neufeld
Amazing but true; some of the most significant music to impact American culture and history was written by Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe at the turn of the century. Neufeld and a live jazz band will delight us with classic songs and the engaging backstories of legendary musicians such as the Gershwins, Harold Areln, Irving Berlin, and others. 

Members: $18; Non-Members: $20

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Ongoing Classes

No registration required and free of charge. Classes take place in our Community House.