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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Rabbi Dr. Pamela Barmash Saturday, November 3 “Toward greater spiritual awareness: Birkat Hamazon, a Berakhah for how we eat today.”

Kol Rinah Community Learning presents Rabbi Dr. Pamela Barmash Saturday, November 3 at 12:30 pm We will explore why Birkat Hamazon, Grace After Meals, is a powerful spiritual tool, prompting us to sense gratitude and be more mindful. We will also study how Rabbi Barmash’s recent teshuvah, “Birkat Hamazon and Zimmun for Meals that Do…

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The Authority of the “Law” Sunday, Nov. 4 • 3 pm

The Authority of the “Law” Adult discussion group at Kol Rinah Sunday, Nov. 4 • 3 pm Stephanie Graff-Yaffee’s residence For more information or to RSVP: ralph.graff@health.slu.edu On Sept. 16th, in keeping with Gillman’s suggestion to do one’s own Theology, Margaret Israel, Richard Gavatin, Marvin Marcus and Ralph Graff described different ways that individuals react…

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Learning Opportunities in the Chapel

RH1 during Torah Service (9:30-10:15am) – Dr. Wendy Love Anderson Rosh Hashanah and the Problem of Isaac The Torah readings for the two days of Rosh Hashanah feature the birth and the Akedah or Binding of Isaac — but why? What motivated the rabbis to select readings with so little obvious relationship to the holiday?…

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High Holidays Ritual & Prayer Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 pm

at the home of Phil and Deborah Gould (call for directions) RSVP to either Ralph, Richard or Phil: ralph.graff@health.slu.edu, richard@ims-stlouis.com or pgoul@seas.wustl.edu For many of us, as we approach the High Holidays, Ritual and Prayer reach an apex in our lives. From where did these rituals come? Why is it so important on the High…

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September 2018 – ADULT ED NEWS

The Kol Rinah Discussion Group What were we? What are we? What should we be in the future? What were we? We started as a book club in support of Scholars in Residence. We would pick a book which related to a Scholar’s program and review it to help us appreciate the Scholar’s presentation. Our…

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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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