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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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 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 to that part of the Bible that addresses…

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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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