January 29, 2023 |

Adult Education


Register through the TI office • 508-650-3521, ext. 100 or office@tiofnatick.org



Choreography of the Services (3 sessions)
Instructor: Rav Hazzan Ken Richmond
Dates: March 24, 31, April 7
Day and Time: Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 PM
Fee: FREE … (suggested donation $18)
Register: through the Temple office: 508-650-3521, ext. 100 or office@tiofnatick.org

Why is half the congregation standing and the other half sitting? Should I hold up a pinky finger or a corner of the tallit when someone lifts the Torah? When should I bow and when should I stand up again? A comprehensive look at the gestures and movements that accompany our services. We’ll explore a variety of traditional explanations and come up with some of our own, while exploring how the prayers fit with the motions that accompany them.

To Dwell Within Them
Instructor: Rabbi Art Green, rector and professor of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College
Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 12:30-2:00 PM
Fee: $50 (Temple Israel’s Adult Education/TILI Fund is substantially subsidizing the $250 Hebrew College tuition for this course.)
Rabbi Art Green is one of the most important Jewish theologians alive today … a scholar of worldwide renown. He describes himself as an American Jew who was educated entirely by the generation of immigrant Jewish intellectuals cast up on American shores by WW II. Rabbi Green has spent a lifetime studying the writings of the Hasidic masters, who developed an uncanny talent for making the Torah relevant to the spiritual and moral lives of their followers. Rabbi Green is trying to do the same for the contemporary seeker. His yet unpublished book, To Dwell within Them, treats themes from each Torah portion as they relate to the most essential task of religion, that of cultivating the inner life. The course will begin with Bereshit, the beginning of the Torah, and will involve discussion of his comments.

Weekly Talmud Study, Saturdays, 4:45 – 5:30 PM, with Dr. Alan Avery-Peck,
in the TI Social Hall. Newcomers welcome! Minyan follows at 5:30 PM.

With Rabbi David Klatzker, Ph.D.
Sunday mornings, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, on Zoom

March 13, (no class on the 20th), 27; April 3, 10

We will read and discuss an exciting new anthology of selections from American Jewish thinkers. The topics include: God, revelation, commandment; spirituality; Holocaust and Israel; feminism, gender, and sexuality; peoplehood and politics.

Please purchase a copy of Michael Marmur and David Ellenson, editors, American Jewish Thought Since 1934 (Brandeis University Press, 2021). Available in paperback and on Kindle.
Questions? Contact RabbiKlatzker@tiofnatick.org

RSVP office@tiofnatick.org A Zoom link will be sent to registrants