Adult Education - Rabbi's Classes


Rabbi's Roundtable

We are fortunate to have numerous opportunities to learn from our inspiring spiritual leader and teacher, Rabbi Stephen Wylen. Among those learning opportunities are two, six-week evening Roundtable discussion sessions he leads in the Fall and the Spring. The classes are suitable for those beginning their Jewish learning as well as those who want to brush up on their understanding of Jewish thought. 

For each module, the rabbi chooses a theological topic that relates to contemporary times and our personal lives. Through stimulating lectures, lively discussions, and a chance to ask provocative questions, our congregants come away enriched from their learning from Rabbi Wylen and each other.

NEXT SESSION BEGINS Tuesday October 17th at 7PM. 

The topic is:  JEWS AND JUDAISM IN THE FIRST CENTURY KINGDOM OF JUDEA.

The religions of the Western World in the 21st Century all have their origins in the Judaism of the First Century. How amazing that this tiny people in a tiny land established the laboratory in which so many great ideas about God, religion, and the meaning of life came into being! If you want to know who we are today, this era two millennia ago is more important than anything in between. Rabbi Wylen is known for his scholarship on “Early Judaism”, including his book "The Jews in the Time of Jesus" (Paulist Press). Come and learn and share ideas with Rabbi Wylen in our Fall course of study.

TOPICS: 
Government in the Kingdom of Judah
Jewish Religion in the First Century Sects
The Trial of Jesus Historically Considered
The Jewish Titles of Jesus
Hillel and Jesus


Nosh & Drash

Bible & Bagels, Coffee & Commentary...What better reason to roll out of bed on Shabbat morning? 

Nosh and Drash is an hour-long, Shabbat morning discussion of the weekly Torah portion facilitated by Lois Ruderman, TBR’s Assistant Rabbi, currently in her fourth year serving our congregation.   

Nosh and Drash is a participatory discussion. In our ever-widening group of participants, we are fortunate to have a wealth of knowledge of history, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and more! From one Shabbat to the next, our discussions are lively and varied. We are a supportive and friendly kehillah (fellowship), learning Torah and sharing the joy of Shabbat together. All levels of Jewish knowledge are welcome!  

Consider joining us as we DRASH (interpret and comment on the Torah) and NOSH (hot drinks, bagels and shmeers) on Saturday mornings prior to services from 9:00 - 10:00 am in the large classroom at the end of the Educational Wing.

Upcoming Dates in 2017:  September 9, 16; October 21, 28; November 4, 18; December 2,9.