March 2019 Adult Ed News

Sharing Your Thoughts In the old days, questions about how you think or feel about God were the domain of the Rabbi and the Rabbi alone. These days – with a better educated laity – many congregants have begun sharing their own thoughts on this difficult topic. JTS Faculty Member for half a century, Rabbi…

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Jewish Sexual Ethics: Unexpected Texts

Kol Rinah and the Center for Jewish Learning of Jewish Federation of St. Louis present a course on: Jewish Sexual Ethics: Unexpected Texts CLASS DATES: February 20, February 27, and March 6 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm LOCATION: Kol Rinah, 829 N. Hanley Road, 63130 TUITION: $30 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Rebecca J. Epstein-Levi COURSE DESCRIPTION:…

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“Respect for the Deceased and Serving our Country”

Kol Rinah Community Learning presents Rabbi Dr. Pamela Barmash Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 12:30 pm Jews have long served in the U.S. military, and for many of them, their military service has been an important part of their identity. Military protocol provides for military rituals at the funerals of service-members and veterans as well…

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Hazzanut: The Jewish Cantorial Tradition–Past, Present, and Future

Hazzanut— the cantorial rendering of Jewish liturgy— has roots going back centuries, in both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities. Originating in the rather humble figure of the shaliah tsibbur— the congregant who would lead the public prayer service— the cantorial role went on to become gradually professionalized. In recent times, the hazzan emerged as a…

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January 2019 ADULT ED NEWS

Hazzanut: The Jewish Cantorial Tradition — Past, Present, and Future Hazzanut — the cantorial rendering of Jewish liturgy — has roots going back centuries, in both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities. Originating in the rather humble figure of the shaliah tsibbur — the congregant who would lead the public prayer service — the cantorial role…

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Jews in Space: Science Fiction and Fantasy, Kosher-Style

Saturday, December 8, 1 pm In the Kol Rinah Community Room What’s Jewish about science fiction and fantasy? What’s fantastic about the Jewish tradition? Please join us following kiddush for a Lunch & Learn that’s equal parts traditional Jewish text study (including werewolves and golems) and speculative fiction reading. Facilitated by Leora Spitzer and Wendy…

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November 2018 – ADULT ED NEWS

Do your own Theology – Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3pm The Quran refers to the Jewish people as “The People of the Book”. More properly, it should be “The people of the Books”. Three groups of the Books- Torah, Prophets and Writings (Tanakh) – were canonized between 140 and 200 CE. The Tanakh plays…

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  Kol Rinah offers a wide range of programs for adult education and, more broadly, community learning. Our ongoing classes welcome new members and include: Tuesday mornings at 8:00, The Observant Life, an ongoing readalong facilitated by Ron Fagerstrom and Dr. Jerry Cohen Saturday mornings during Torah service, Torah Talk, a parshat hashavua discussion led by…

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Rabbi Asher Memorial Lecture October 18, 2018

Rabbi Arnold Asher Memorial Lecture Series in Honor of his 40th Yahrzeit Rabbi Shai Held “What is Love?” • October 18-20 Thursday, October 18, at the Federation 7pm  “The God of Judaism Is a God of Love” Is the God of the Bible a God of vengeance or mercy, a God of anger or love?…

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