Past AEA Classes

Temple Emanu-El's Adult Education Academy provides relevant, vibrant and meaningful Jewish learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of all our congregants. In addition to formal educational opportunities, there are a variety of informal educational experiences such as Torah and Talmud study. Classes are open to the entire Jewish community. The scope of class offerings is extraordinary. The class schedule includes semester long and multi-year courses, as well as occasional short-term courses.

Listed below are several classes that have been offered through the Adult Education Academy in the past and may be offered again in the future.

Spring 5777/2017: When the Nightingales Sing - The Joy of Sephardic Songs

5777 AEA Spring Nightingales

 

Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg

The songs of the Sephardic Jews of Turkey, Greece, and Northern Africa are some of the most beautiful and evocative in Jewish tradition. We'll learn about Sephardic history, culture, hear Sephardic artists, and sing popular Ladino songs.

Registration Fees: $55 for members; $70 for non-members

Mondays, 12:15 - 1:30 pm (Lunch bunch format! Students may bring their lunch)

January 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more: Spring 5777/2017: When the Nightingales Sing - The Joy of Sephardic Songs

Spring 5777/2017: Dekalog: Films about the Ten Commandments

5777 AEA Spring 10 Commandments

 

Rabbi Batsheva Appel

Dekalog, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski, is a highly acclaimed series of ten short films that explores each of the Ten Commandments. At each class, we will view one of the films and discuss the particular commandment highlighted in that film. We will also examine the differences between how the Ten Commandments are viewed by Jews and Christians. There will be English subtitles. 

Registration Fees: $60 for members; $90 for non-members

Mondays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

January 9, 16, 30; February 20; March 6, 20; April 3, 17; May 1, 15

Sensational Savings! Marvelous Mondays at Temple Emanu-El: Bundle Dekalog and Mussar: $150 for members and $220 for non-members.

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Summer 5777/2017: Crocheting Patriotic Kippot for Beginners

Mona Temple PictureMona Gibson

Join Mona Gibson, Temple President, to learn how to crochet a basic kippah to wear for all patriotic occasions.  Using simple stitches you can create your own kippah in an afternoon.  Previous experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Registration Fees: $10 for members; $15 for non-members, plus a $8 materials fee

Sunday, June 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

 

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Spring 5777/2017: Beyond the Mirage and its Connection to Water Management in Israel

5777 AEA Spring Beyond the Mirage

 

Sharon B. Megdal, Ph.D
Director, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)
Elected Member, Central Arizona Project Board of Directors
Member, Temple Emanu-El

This two-hour session will include showing the one-hour documentary movie Beyond the Mirage, a movie about our region's water challenges and solutions made by Cody Sheehy of the University of Arizona in collaboration with Arizona Public Media and the Water Resources Research Center. The second hour will be a question and answer session with Dr. Megdal.

Free & Open to the Public!

Sunday, February 5, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Spring 5777/2017: Practical Judaism - Model Seder

PassoversederforTTRabbi Batsheva Appel

Do you have more than four questions about the Passover seder? Wondering what goes on the table and what it all means? Feeling a little like the one who does not know how to ask? Come to the Practical Judaism Model Seder.

We will participate in a complete seder accompanied with detailed explanation and the opprotunity to ask as many questions as you would like. Model Seder is included as part of Practical Judaism and is also available as a separate session.

Registration Fee: $10

Tuesday, April 4, 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Read more: Spring 5777/2017: Practical Judaism - Model Seder

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