Large Enough to Serve You
Small Enough to Know You

Series: Nosh & Knowledge

This series meets on select Mondays, 10:30 AM to Noon in the Sara Ackerman Library & Member Lounge (LML). Each session in the series costs $18 for members ($36 for non-members). To register, contact the Congregational Learning Center at 972.234.1542 x224 or by email. You can also click here for a registration form.

2019–2020

Jewish Genealogy: Climbing Your Family Tree

Genealogy is a path that we can trace. In doing so we learn about ourselves and contemplate the future. This course will provide a four week look into Jewish genealogy, to help you organize your information and begin to trace your ancestral roots.

Monday, August 12Getting Started

Monday, August 19International Records

Monday, August 26Hitting Brick Walls

Monday, September 09DNA and the future of Genealogy

Women and Resistance: Fierce Females of the Shoah

Resistance did not have to be with a gun and a bullet. This unit provides us the opportunity to explore Jewish resistance efforts during the Holocaust

Monday, September 16Spiritual and Cultural Resistance

Monday, September 23Partisans and Armed Resistance

Monday, October 7The Courage of “Couriers” in the Holocaust

Speaking Volumes

From ancient arguments to modern meanings, from raising voices to remaining silent, explore how and why words matter. Using the Aleph Society Global Day of Jewish Learning curriculum, students will use Jewish texts as a starting point for conversations

Monday, October 28Names: Meaning and Memory

Monday, November 04Moses: Not a Man of Words and The Silence of Aaron

Monday, November 11Hurling Words Towards Heaven: Hannah’s Prayer

Monday, November 18Hurtful Words

Pioneer Jews

Course will take a look at the more adventurous Jews who followed other hardy Americans and non-Jewish immigrants to seek their fortunes in the wide-open lands in the time of the Manifest Destiny. Westward Ho!

Monday, December 02Farther West

Monday, December 09Bridging the Gap Between Texas and California

Monday, December 16Eureka!

Conservative Halakah

Course will take a look at the more adventurous Jews who followed other hardy Americans and non-Jewish immigrants to seek their fortunes in the wide-open lands in the time of the Manifest Destiny. Westward Ho!

Monday, January 06Orah Hayyim: prayer, synagogue, Shabbat, holidays

Monday, January 13Yoreh Deah: kashrut, conversion, mourning and family purity

Monday, January 20Even HaEzer: marriage, divorce and interpersonal relationships

Monday, January 27Hoshen Mishpat: financial responsibility, business, and public responsibility.

Jewish Magic and Superstition

This course will look at Jewish folk religion – ideas, practices, and superstitions that made their way into the Jewish collective including angels and demons, amulets and astrology, Golems, and dreams.

Monday, February 03The Truth Behind the Legends

Monday, February 10The Bible in Magic

Monday, February 24Amulets

Monday, March 02Divination and Dreams