The following courses are offered weekly, or periodically throughout the year, and offer adults the opportunity to continue their education thru a wide range of topics and speakers. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Every Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Beit T'Fillah
The capstone of life-long learning at CBJ is this lively and sometimes intense weekly journey deep into the Torah landscape. Here, a growing group of Torah-explorers comes together every Saturday to travel the twists and turns verse by verse, guided by Rabbi Ezray and Bill Futornick. You’ll never look at Torah quite the same way again. Speaking is encouraged but not required! This group meets year-round, every week unless one of the High Holy Days falls on Shabbat morning.
Every Monday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Rabbi's Office
Every Monday a hardy group gathers to explore our traditions, sacred text, literature, and philosophy with Rabbi Ezray and Bill Futornick. This weekly tradition has become a “morning must” for the faithful group who spark debate or listen loudly every Monday morning. This class does not meet on Jewish and civil holidays when the CBJ office is closed.
On the second Friday evening of each month from September through June, a guest speaker follows the 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service, in the Chapel.
November 2012: Our November speaker will be noted Israeli psychologist and educator Dr. Nily Shiryon. Her topic will be "The Psychology of Jewish Humor."
December 14, 2012: Rabbi David Teitelbaum; ”Searching for Roots in Poland”
January 11, 2013: Rabbi Naomi Levy our scholar in residence
The Soul in Jewish Thought
What is the soul? Where does it come from? What’s its connection to the body? What’s its role in our lives? Where does it go when we die?
February 8, 2013: Aaron Parker; Regional Director of JNF; ”Building a Country”
March 8, 2013: Dr. Andy David; Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest
April 12, 2013: Dr. Bruce Feldstein from the Jewish Chaplaincy of Stanford will speak. We will honor the many congregants that have and are participating in his program; those that contribute money, and those that have been patients in the hospital.
May 10, 2013: 7:30pm, Oneg Shabbat afterward. This year’s Morton Korengold Memorial Lecture will feature Lisa Geduldig. Lisa is a Bay Area comedian and comedy show producer, and is the founder of the Kung Pao Kosher Comedy Show (http://www.koshercomedy.com/). She and her work were featured recently in the J at http://www.jweekly.com/includes/print/67288/article/chow-fun-chinese-food-and-jewish-comedy-on-christmas-whats-not-to-like/.
She is giving a talk about her work, not a stand-up act, but given who she is, there is likely to be a heavy dose of funny.