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SundaySun, 9 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Aleph Isn’t Tough: Learning to Read Hebrew for Adults

Sunday, Oct 9th 9:30a to 10:30aThis is a beginner’s course to help you learn to read Hebrew, with a focus on the Hebrew of the siddur, or prayer book.

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SundaySun, 16 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Aleph Isn’t Tough: Learning to Read Hebrew for Adults

Sunday, Oct 16th 9:30a to 10:30aThis is a beginner’s course to help you learn to read Hebrew, with a focus on the Hebrew of the siddur, or prayer book.

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SundaySun, 23 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Aleph Isn’t Tough: Learning to Read Hebrew for Adults

Sunday, Oct 23rd 9:30a to 10:30aThis is a beginner’s course to help you learn to read Hebrew, with a focus on the Hebrew of the siddur, or prayer book.

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MondayMon, 24 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
“And God Answered with a Voice”: The History and Theory of Trope with Cantor Sarah Bolts

Monday, Oct 24th 7:30p to 9:00pThis class will explore the history and theory of trope, the system(s) for chanting biblical texts.

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TuesdayTue, 25 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Talmud on Tuesdays with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Tuesday, Oct 25th 12:30p to 1:30pJoin us as we continue our study of Berakhot, which includes a comprehensive discussion of the Shema and Amidah, the essential components of the prayer service.

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SundaySun, 30 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Aleph Isn’t Tough: Learning to Read Hebrew for Adults

Sunday, Oct 30th 9:30a to 10:30aThis is a beginner’s course to help you learn to read Hebrew, with a focus on the Hebrew of the siddur, or prayer book.

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MondayMon, 31 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
“And God Answered with a Voice”: The History and Theory of Trope with Cantor Sarah Bolts

Monday, Oct 31st 7:30p to 9:00pThis class will explore the history and theory of trope, the system(s) for chanting biblical texts.

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TuesdayTue, 1 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Talmud on Tuesdays with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Tuesday, Nov 1st 12:30p to 1:30pJoin us as we continue our study of Berakhot, which includes a comprehensive discussion of the Shema and Amidah, the essential components of the prayer service.

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WednesdayWed, 2 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Yiddish Then and Now with Miriam Isaacs

Wednesday, Nov 2nd 7:30p to 8:30pThis series, conducted in English, offers a window into the world of Yiddish language and cultural expression.

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ThursdayThu, 3 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Introduction to Judaism: The Big Questions

Thursday, Nov 3rd 7:30p to 9:00pA multi-denominational journey into the heart of Judaism taught by six Metro DC-area rabbis representing a variety of Jewish affiliations.

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FridayFri, 4 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi David Golinkin (Friday)

Friday, Nov 4th 6:15p to 9:00pJoin us for a Kabbalat Shabbat service, Shabbat dinner, followed by a lecture entitled "From Jerusalem to Tel Aviv; From Kiev to Chernowitz: Tales of a Jewish Educator

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SaturdaySat, 5 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi David Golinkin (Saturday)

Shabbat, Nov 5th 9:00a to 1:30pJoin us for Shabbat morning services with a sermon by Rabbi Professor Golinkin followed by a Lunch and Learn session entitled "Ethiopian Jews and the Falashmura: Halakhic Dilemmas in a Jewish Democratic State."

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SundaySun, 6 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Aleph Isn’t Tough: Learning to Read Hebrew for Adults

Sunday, Nov 6th 9:30a to 10:30aThis is a beginner’s course to help you learn to read Hebrew, with a focus on the Hebrew of the siddur, or prayer book.

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SundaySun, 6 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi David Golinkin (Sunday)

Sunday, Nov 6th 10:00a to 11:00aJoin us for a learning session on abortion in Jewish Law.

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MondayMon, 7 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
The Torah & Beyond: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer

Monday, Nov 7th 12:30p to 1:30pDuring 2022–2023, we will study excerpts from the Book of Samuel.

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MondayMon, 7 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
“And God Answered with a Voice”: The History and Theory of Trope with Cantor Sarah Bolts

Monday, Nov 7th 7:30p to 9:00pThis class will explore the history and theory of trope, the system(s) for chanting biblical texts.

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TuesdayTue, 8 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Talmud on Tuesdays with Rabbi Mitchell Berkowitz

Tuesday, Nov 8th 12:30p to 1:30pJoin us as we continue our study of Berakhot, which includes a comprehensive discussion of the Shema and Amidah, the essential components of the prayer service.

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ThursdayThu, 10 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Introduction to Judaism: The Big Questions

Thursday, Nov 10th 7:30p to 9:00pA multi-denominational journey into the heart of Judaism taught by six Metro DC-area rabbis representing a variety of Jewish affiliations.

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SundaySun, 13 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Aleph Isn’t Tough: Learning to Read Hebrew for Adults

Sunday, Nov 13th 9:30a to 10:30aThis is a beginner’s course to help you learn to read Hebrew, with a focus on the Hebrew of the siddur, or prayer book.

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MondayMon, 14 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies: The Song of Names

Monday, Nov 14th 7:00p to 8:30pA sweeping historical drama, about a man searching for his childhood best friend – a violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust – who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.

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MondayMon, 24 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies: Broadway Musicals - A Jewish Legacy

Monday, Oct 24th 7:00p to 8:30pNarrated by Tony and Academy Award-winner Joel Grey, this entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories and shows.

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TuesdayTue, 1 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Book Discussion Group: Brazen: My Unorthodox Journey from Long Sleeves to Lingerie by Julia Hart

Tuesday, Nov 1st 11:00a to 12:00pFrom the star of the Netflix reality series My Unorthodox Life, a riveting, inspiring memoir documenting her journey of heartbreak and resilience that took her from devout wife, mother, and teacher to shoe designer, to CEO and co-owner of the modeling agency Elite World Group.

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SundaySun, 13 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Rabbi Matthew Simon's Fall/Winter Book Review

Sunday, Nov 13th 10:00a to 11:00aJoin us for another riveting book review filled with anecdotes, fun facts, and discussion. An enjoyable experience not to be missed! And of course, there will be coffee and cookies!

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SundaySun, 13 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Visiting Author, Erin Gordon

Sunday, Nov 13th 11:15a to 12:30pErin Gordon speaks about her book: Beshert. Hailing from opposite sides of the globe, Chelsea and Noam have a magnetic connection—but how can an atheist Jew from Tel Aviv and a Christian from Colorado Springs create a life together?

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MondayMon, 14 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies: The Song of Names

Monday, Nov 14th 7:00p to 8:30pA sweeping historical drama, about a man searching for his childhood best friend – a violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust – who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.

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MondayMon, 5 DecDecember, 2022

 
 
Monday Night at the Movies: The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova

Monday, Dec 5th 7:00p to 8:30pThe Dancing Dogs of Dombrova (1hr., 42 min.; English) On a chilly winter night, estranged siblings Sarah and Aaron Cotler arrive at embark on a quest to fulfil their dying grandmother's wish -- find, dig up, and bring home the bones of her favorite childhood dog, Peter.

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TuesdayTue, 3 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
Book Discussion Group: Women on Fire by Lisa Barr

Tuesday, Jan 3rd 11:00a to 12:00pA gripping tale of a young, ambitious journalist embroiled in an international art scandal centered around a Nazi-looted masterpiece—forcing the ultimate showdown between passion and possession, lovers and liars, history, and truth.

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SundaySun, 30 OctOctober, 2022

 
 
Klezmer & More! with Seth Kibel

Sunday, Oct 30th 7:30p to 9:00pWoodwind wizard Seth Kibel, along with his piano accompanist, will entertain and delight with a program focused on upbeat klezmer music along with some detours into Yiddish folksong and theatre classics with historical commentary between the selections.

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SundaySun, 13 NovNovember, 2022

 
 
Israel’s Moment with Jeffrey Herf

Sunday, Nov 13th 7:30p to 9:00pIsrael’s Moment is a major new account of how a Jewish state came to be forged in the shadow of World War Two, the Holocaust ,and the onset of the Cold War.

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SundaySun, 11 DecDecember, 2022

 
 
Dying to Die: Jewish Approaches to Final Interventions with Dr. Jonathan Crane

Sunday, Dec 11th 7:30p to 9:00pMany people feel compelled to intervene in someone’s dying, to forestall it, ameliorate its intensity, or perhaps hasten it. Such impulses are not new, of course. Religious traditions have long wrestled with practical and ethical implications of such interventions. This talk surveys Jewish perspectives on many of these features. Cosponsored with The Haberman Institute.

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SundaySun, 22 JanJanuary, 2023

 
 
The Tree of Life Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood with Mark Oppenheimer

Sunday, Jan 22nd 7:30p to 9:00pFor his book about the Squirrel Hill community in the aftermath of the country’s deadliest antisemitic attack ever, Mark Oppenheimer traveled to Pittsburgh 32 times and interviewed 250 people. He’ll share with us lessons learned on hope and resilience.

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