July 2018 – ADULT ED NEWS

Doing Your Own Theology Over the last several months our Discussion Group has been reviewing Rabbi Neil Gillman’s book Sacred Fragments, which describes the evolution of Jewish theology from the Traditional to “Theology for the Modern Man”. He concludes the book with a brief chapter entitled” Do our own theology”, in which he proposes that…

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January 2018 – ADULT ED NEWS

Adult Education Committee presents: A Tribute to Neil Gillman  The sad news about the passing Dr. Neil Gillman, of one of the 20th Century’s greatest Jewish thinkers, philosophers and Rabbis, reached us early on Black Friday. He had taught generations of rabbinical students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC, including our Rabbi Noah Arnow….

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KOL RINAH ADULT EDUCATION PRESENTATION DECEMBER 9, 2017 “WHO IS A JEW? JEWS, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE By MARGARET ISRAEL

In every era of Jewish practice and worship there has been change, discussion, study, and interpretation of biblical texts, of appropriate conduct, of ritual practice, of cultural mores.  Over the past centuries these deliberations and enactments have been determined by the Y chromosome.  This male perspective has included and considered the place and needs of…

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November 2017 – Adult Ed News

Adult Ed Adult Education Committee presents: Jews, Past, Present and Future  Our Committee (re)presents a program but with partially new content. Jews, Past, Present and Future will address the evolving definitions of “who is a Jew?” We will discuss Jewish Law, some DNA concepts and, predominantly, discuss what factors contribute to how we look at…

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July 2017 – Adult Education News

In case you didn’t see it, below is an article from the St. Louis Jewish Light describing the Jewish response to the Forward Thru Ferguson report. If you are interested in joining Jews United for Justice in this important work, contact David Lander at info@jujstl.org. JUJ was formed in St. Louis to provide a progressive…

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St. LOUIS JEWS AND WORLD WAR I By Henry Berger

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany. “The world,” he argued, “must be made safe for democracy,” an assertion which would surely have been news to the millions of people under French, British, Italian, Belgian and Russian as well as German and Ottoman Turkish colonial rule, not to…

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March 2016 – Adult Education News

Adult Ed Building on the past for the Future How did we get from the biblical Abraham to the Judaism of today? The Jewish People have had an evolving relationship with God and God’s Law which has been recorded through the millennia. Analysis of post TaNaK writings and their authors reveals a blend of tradition…

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January 2016 – Adult Education News

We will be having two Scholar-in- Residence programs in the next 6 months. On February 12-14 Rabbi Joey Weisenberg of New York will be the SIR and emphasize music in community building (joeyweisenberg.com). On May 20, 2016, Rabbi Elianna Yolkut, native St. Louisan and family member of the Belskys, will be talking about LGBTQ inclusion…

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