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2018-19 Lifelong Learning Programs

Welcome to Temple Sinai's 2018-19 Lifelong Learning Lunch & Learn Courses!

All Lunch & Learn sessions are from noon to 1:15 pm. Bring your own lunch; we will provide desserts and beverages.

For registration information, email, or call (908) 273-4921.

Section 1 describes our Tuesday Series Lunch & Learn courses; Section 2 describes our Tuesday one-session Lunch & Learn courses; Section 3 describes 2 additional Sunday one-session courses, and a Wednesday night six-session video series.

(1) Tuesday Series courses.

(b) A Bird in the Cage... Jewish Music Under Oppressive Tsarist and Soviet Regimes. 4 sessions, November 13, 27, December 4, 11. Presented by Cantor Marina Shemesh and guest Cantor Larisa Averbakh. Fee: members $30, non-members $40.  The lives and careers and songs of the outstanding Jewish actors & musicians, and their contribution to the survival of Jewish culture in the Russian Empire and the former Soviet Union.

(c) Comparative Judaism... The Four Denominations. 4 sessions, January 8, 15, 22, 29. Presented by Rabbi Stuart Gershon and guest Rabbis. Fee: members $30, non-members $40.  We will learn the enduring contributions of Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Reconstructionist Judaism, to better understand the areas where we agree, and the issues where we disagree.

(d) Islam, America, and Abraham. 3 sessions, February 5, 12, 19. Presented by Anisa Medhi, Executive Director of the Abraham Path Initiative. Fee: members, $25, non-members $30.  The Islam You Know, commonalities between Judaism & Islam... The Muslims You Don't Know... The Paths of Abraham.

(e) Five Uncommon Women Who Rocked the Art World. 4 sessions, April 2, 9, 16, 30. Presented by Janet Mandel. Fee: members $30, non-members $40.  The lives and works of Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morrisot, Frieda Kahlo, Georgia O'Keefe, and Elaine deKooning.

Discount for Temple Sinai members: $115 for all five courses.

(3) Additional courses.

(a) Four Films About Jewish Partisans, A Dying Language, Indigenous Tribes, and Baseball. Sunday, March 3, time TBA. Presented by Seth Kramer, well-known documentarian. Fee: $10.

Excerpts and discussion of his films: Resistance... Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans, The Linguists, The Anthropologists, Heading Home... The Tale of Team Israel.

(b) The Year I Put My Financial Life in Order. Sunday, March 31, time TBA. Presented by John Schwartz, reporter for the NY Times. Fee: $10.   Best-selling author discusses his latest book about the steps he took to getting a grip on his finances, and how you can do the same.

Sun, December 9 2018 1 Tevet 5779