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    2016 2017 Adult Jewish Learning Collaboration

    Offerings from Our Tree of Knowledge

    The 2016-2017 Adult Jewish Learning Collaboration Gratefully Acknowledges the Generous Support of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.

    Visit the Adult Jewish Learning Collaboration Website: www.adjlc.org

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    Temple Shaarei Shalom - 9085 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

    561-364-9054, www.tssboynton.org

    Temple Torat Emet - 8600 Jog Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

    561- 369-1112, www.templetoratemet.org

    Temple Beth Tikvah - 4550 Jog Rd., Greenacres, FL 33467

    561-967-3600, www.templebethtikvah.net

    Temple Sinai of PBC 2475 W. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33445

    561-276-6161, www.templesinaipbc.com

    Temple Beth Kodesh 501 NE 26th Ave., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

    561-586-9428, www.templebethkodesh.org

    Temple Shaarei Shalom Temple Torat Emet Temple Beth Tikvah

    Rabbi Anthony Fratello Rabbi Edward Bernstein Rabbi Howard Shub

    Cantor Judith Ovadia Cantor Howard Dardashti Cantor Irving Grossman

    Temple Sinai of PBC Temple Beth Kodesh Rabbi Aviva Bass Rabbi Michael Simon

    Cantorial Soloist Margaret Schmitt Cantor Michael Glozman


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    You must register for any and all courses, lectures and/or

    Book Clubs that you want to attend.

    We encourage you to register for ADJLC offerings online at


    Courses given by Clergy of Collaboration Synagogues (listed on page two) are

    FREE. However, you must still register for these classes to assure that you

    receive cancellation and other notices.

    The ADJLC in determination with the Instructor reserves the right to cancel a

    courses or lecture if there is insufficient enrollment.

    Please note that course dates are subject to change at the discretion of the

    Instructor. Please call the specific synagogue location if you need to confirm


    Synagogue locations and abbreviations are as follows:

    Temple Shaarei Shalom -TSS Temple Torat Emet -TTE

    Temple Beth Tikvah-TBT Temple Sinai of PBC-TSPBC

    Temple Beth Kodesh-TBK

    Please note that courses are listed by day in alphabetical order.

    All important notifications will be sent by email, so please be sure to

    include your email address on the registration form.

    All Wednesday lectures take place at Temple Torat Emet and begin at


    Applicable to registration by printed form and online registration

    Please complete one registration form per person.

    Check off each course, lecture, or study group you plan to attend.

    Write your check payable to the Adult Jewish Learning Collaboration.

    Mail or bring payment to a Collaboration synagogue (listings found

    on page two).

    Applicable to Online Registration ONLY

    You will automatically receive an email acknowledgement of your


    Things You Need To Know

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    iEngage: Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Rabbi Ed Bernstein Through the study of Jewish narratives about Israel and the unpacking of the complex meanings of peace in

    Jewish tradition, participants are invited to explore the ideas and values that animate different attitudes toward

    the conflict and how these values shape their own political understandings. Curriculum was developed by the

    Hartman Institute Lecture and Study Series

    Dates: Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 12

    Time: 9:30 11:30 Location: TTE

    Jewish Gangsters - Rabbi Dr. David Dalin Meyer Lansky, Arnold Rothstein and the Saga of American Jewish Gangsters

    In this talk, Dr. David Dalin, historian and Rabbi, will discuss the fascinating saga of Jewish gangsters in

    America. Providing historical anecdotes and analysis, he will discuss the lives, crimes and surprisingly strong

    Jewish identities of Meyer Lansky, Arnold Rothstein, Bugsy Siegel, Mickey Cohen, and other famous (and

    infamous) American Jewish gangsters.

    Dates: Dec. 18

    Time: 3:00 pm Location: TSPBC

    Jews and Politics - Rabbi Michael Simon This 3 part session will examine the historical role and involvement of Jews in American politics, political ide-

    ologies of the Jewish community, voting behavior, and Jewish preferences and predictions in the current presi-

    dential race. The final class will review results, exit polls of Jewish voters, and answer the question is it

    good for the Jews?

    Dates: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13

    Time: 10:00 am Location: TBK




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    The Amidah - Rabbi William Marder We will learn more about the content of the Amidah, the central prayer of each service. We will discuss the

    prayer and its theology; Shabbat and Yom Tov as viewed in the Amidah; and core Jewish values as expressed

    in the Amidah.

    Dates: January 2, 9, 23 & 30 Location: TTE

    Time: 11:00 am


    Beginners Hebrew - Miriam Schaffer If you dont know an Alef from a Bet, or you need a refresher, this course is for you! The course will lead to

    basic decoding of the prayers. A book fee will apply.

    Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 20, 27

    Time: 1:00 pm Location: TSS _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Conversational Hebrew Advanced - Naomi Malakoff Participants will learn phrases, expressions, words, idioms, day-to-day Hebrew conversation, and build solid

    language skills. Classes may include video news clips, news in easy Hebrew, based on the knowledge and

    ability level of the participants. A solid basic working knowledge of Hebrew will help the participants get the

    most out of the class.

    Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 20, 27

    Time: 10:00 am Location: TSS


    Jewish Book Club - Janet Eskolsky Taubin We will read and discuss the following books:

    Nov. 7 at 2:00pm at TSS - Night by Eli Wiesel

    This was Mr. Wiesel's first book and it is only fitting to discuss the Shoah---to keep remembering what hap-

    pened and to work to make sure that it never happens again.

    Jan. 30 at 2:00pm at TSS - The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis

    This is a book about the Sisterhood of Memphis' Orthodox Jews. It illuminates the timeless struggle between

    mothers and daughters, family, religious freedom and personal revelation.

    Feb. 27 at 2:00pm at TSS - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

    This is a book about the untouchables of India--it has been called a Black Comedy. To think that this still

    happens in India is truly sad.

    March 20 at 2:00pm at TSS Only Yesterday, 1941-1958, A Memoir by Fedora Horowitz

    Fedora, a member of Temple Torat Emet, has recently published her memoirs growing up in Romania during

    WWII, the Holocaust, and later suffering the terror of the Communist Regime. The book is available electron-

    ically (Kindle) and on paperback at www.Amazon.com


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    Dec. 5 at 11:00am at TTE - Love Finer Than Wine edited by Rabbi Edward Bernstein

    The book is a powerful testament to the brilliance, passion and love of Matt's and Sara's souls- souls that will

    live within us. Written by Rabbi Sherre Hirsch. Discussion to be led by Rabbi Bernstein. *Please note differ-

    ent time and venue.

    Jewish Values - Sue Jaffe Have you ever wondered if what truly matters to you truly matters to others? In the Values Game, participants

    are encouraged to collaborate, discuss, and evaluate Jewish values and work as a team to narrow choices and

    stand for a cause. This activity promotes higher order thinking, evaluating, communication skills, cooperative

    learning, public speaking, and active listening.

    Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 13, 20, 27

    Time: 1:00 pm Location: TSS


    Making Jewish History Come Alive - Rabbi Howard Shub To understand who we are, it's important to know our history as an integral part of the Jewish People. In this

    course we will examine our link in a four-thousand year-old continuous journey that began with Abraham and

    continues today and into tomorrow. So, get ready to enter the time capsule of the oldest faith in Western Civi-

    lization and hang on for what may be the educational adventure of a lifetime!

    Dates: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

    Time: 1:00 pm Location: TBT

    Prayer Book Hebrew - Miriam Schaffer Participants will work on fluency and understanding of the Friday evening and Shabbat morning prayers.

    Basic decoding skills are required.

    A book fee will apply.

    Dates: Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, 9, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 6, 20, 27

    Time: 2:00 pm Location: TSS


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