Adult Education

Yidn and Juden - Comparing European Jewish Cultures & Histories (May 19, June 2, 9, 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

Adults Seeking Knowledge Lunch Speaker Series with guest speaker: Kirsten Fermaglich

Monday, June 6 from 12-1:30 pm.  Our guest, Kirsten Fermaglich, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Michigan State University, will be tackling the topic of Jewish name changes.  Did thousands of Jews seek to escape their community, or to pursue the American dream!


Please register online at or to the Educaiton Office at 248-661-5725 or [email protected]

Shabbat Tisch

Join us for a Shabbat morning of insights and investigation into the texts of our Bible. For more information contact the Tyner Religious School Office at 248-661-5725.


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