Adult Education

ASK (Adults Seeking Knowledge) Speaker Series: Rabbi Elli Fischer will be our guest

ASK - Adults Seeking Knowledge speakers series present Rabbi Elli Fischer from Modiin, Israel.  He will present "Why I Defy: The Story of an Orthodox Rabbi in Israel Fighting For Civil RIghts.

Cost: $7 members with reservations - $10 non-members and walk-ins, includes lunch.

Register online at:  Temple-Israel.org/Why/Defy

Adults Seeking Knowledge Speakers Series at Temple Israel - Rabbi Dan Horwitz

Rabbi Dan Horwitz is the Founding Director of The Well.  He will speak about this new outreach initiative, designed to meet the needs of young adults, and to fully engage them in the Jewish community.

Cost: $7 members with reservations - $10 non-members and walk-ins, includes lunch.

Online registration at Temple-Israel.org/Event_Registration

Adult Seeking Knowledge Speaker Series at Temple Israel - Sandy Richards, A Far Cry...From Home

Sandy Richards, author of "A Far Cry...From Home", will share her story of surviving the death of a child.  She will take us on mother's journey through love, loss and healing.

Cost: $7 members with reservations - $10 non-members and walk-ins, includes lunch.

Online registration at Temple-Israel.org/Event_Registration

Questions?  Contact the Education Office at 248-661-5725 or [email protected]

Sponsored by the Debbie & Al Iwrey Senior Programming Fund.

Adults Seeking Knowledge Speakers Series - The Downtown Detroit Lowdown

Vadim Avshalumov has worked extensively on Downtown Detroit revitalization efforts first with Rock Ventures, later with the Downtown Detroit Partnership, and now iwth the William Davidson Foundation.  Vadim will discuss what's driving the progress in Greater Downtown.  He will also focus on 5 ways every Metro Detroiter can plug into the efforts and help at this critical juncture for Detroit.  Vadim earned his BA in Urban History at Columbia University and his Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan.

Adult Seeking Knowledge - Lunch Speakers Series at Temple Israel - "Best Brain Forward"

Angela Popoff, from Mind University at Jewish Family Service, will teach us to put out our "best brain forward!"  

We will learn hands-on cognitive training activities to promote an active and healthy brain.

Cost $7 members with reservations, $10 non-members and walk-in's, includes lunch.

For more information or to register contact the Education office at 248-661-5725 or [email protected] or temple-israel.org/Event_Registration

Intro to Judaism

Intro to Judaism meets Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 pm. A course is offered each Fall and Winter.

Learn about Jewiish history, theology, liturgy, literature, culture and Israel in Temple Israel's Intro to Judaism class!  

This 14-week class is taught by Temple Israel Clergy and includes a Shabbat dinner and Holocaust Museum tour. 

Intro to Judaism is open to adults of all backgrounds.  Cost is $130 per individual, or $150 per couple.

Adults Seeking Knowledge - Guest Speaker: Rick Krosnick, Chief Development Officier of the Jewish National Fund, New York

Join us as we hear Guest Speaker: Rick Krosnick, Chief Development Officier of the Jewish National Fund, New York.  Rick will inform us of JNF's life tranforming projects to develop the land of Israel and strengthen the Jewish people.

Register online at:  Temple-Israel.org/Event_Registration

$7 members with reservations, $10 non-members and walk-ins, includes lunch.

Questions?  Contact the Education office at 248-661-5725 of [email protected]

 

Yidn and Juden - Comparing European Jewish Cultures & Histories (May 19, June 2, 6, and 16, 2016)

Yidn and Juden Series:

Comparing European Jewish Cultures & Histories

University of Michigan Professor Zvi Gittelman will explore the countries and cultures of Yiddish-speaking and German-speaking Jews, from whom most of us descend-focusing on Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia (Austro-Hungarian Empire) and Germany.

May 19:   Poland, Cradle of East European Jewish Civilization: Ecstasy, Agony, Revival

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