Adult Education - Class schedule and other information for 2014-2015
Adult Education Program Overview
At Temple Israel, the Adult Education Committee works to create a dynamic program—one in keeping with our synagogue’s mission to provide educational opportunities that enhance knowledge of the Jewish People, Jewish traditions, customs and culture, as well as the wider contemporary Jewish world in ways both interesting and meaningful.
Temple Israel is blessed to have a scholar of Rabbi Fine’s stature—he earned his doctorate in modern European history from the City University of New York—as our regular teacher. His university-level Sunday morning lecture series each year draws a capacity crowd. Courses have covered German Jewish history, followed by a congregational trip to Germany; the history of Israel, followed by a congregational trip to Israel; the history of Christianity and the interrelationship of Christian and Jewish faiths; and the history of the Jewish People in Muslim Lands. Rabbi Fine also leads a lively seminar-style Tuesday evening Talmud class and offers opportunities throughout the year to study with him and rabbinical colleagues in special programs organized by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey at Temple Israel and neighboring congregations in Bergen County.
Additional classes, lectures, discussions and other educational events, such as author talks/book signings and film screenings, are also taught and led by Rabbi Fine and other members of our professional staff, Cantor Caitlin Bromberg, as well as by expert guest speakers and scholars, some of whom are drawn from the ranks of the congregation.
Be sure to check our Weekly Announcements and Temple Calendar (links on the Home page) to learn what is happening. All Temple Israel Adult Education programs are open, free or for only a nominal charge, to the general community, both Jewish and non-Jewish, as well as to our membership.
We look forward to seeing you soon, at one or more of our upcoming Adult Ed events. Please click HERE for an overview of the year’s programming.
Peri Namerow, Chair
Adult Education Committee
Lecture Archive (prior years)
To Listen to Rabbi Fines Lecture dated October 24, 2010 on German Jewish History, CLICK HERE
Please select the "41.9 MB Windows Media Audio" link. (It takes time to download and will play in windows media player, which allow you to fast forward. OR, you may use the media player in the upper right hand corner on the archive.org website)
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture dated October 31, 2010 please CLICK HERE
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture dated November 7, 2010 please CLICK HERE
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture dated November 14, 2010 please CLICK HERE
To listen to Rabbi Fines Lecture dated November 21, 2010, please CLICK HERE
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture dated December 5, 2010, please CLICK HERE
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture dated December 12, 2010, please CLICK HERE
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture dated December 19, 2010, please CLICK HERE
(We suggest you fast forward past the announcements to minute 5)
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture dated January 9, 2011, please Click Here
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture dated January 23, 2011 (Weimar) CLICK HERE)
To listen to Rabbi Fine's Lecture data January 31, 2011 (Fall of Weimar) CLICK HERE
Penultimate Lecture, March 2011
Rabbi Fine's Final Lecture on German Jewish History_March 2011
For an updated (at 10/31) list of the suggested reading, PLEASE CLICK HERE