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Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age with Rabbi Judith Siegal
Monday, December 5, 6pm-8pm

Bruce Feiler’s book Life is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age is a deep human investigation into the ways society has shaped our life narratives over the generations and how individuals can reclaim a sense of agency, resilience, and healing during life’s inevitable and unexpected transitions.

In this session, we will explore Jewish teachings related to the tools that Feiler suggests will help manage transitions in life better. The book is the result of hundreds of Life Story Interviews done to learn the different shapes of people’s lives and how they maneuvered successfully through life’s messy twists and turns. Through study, analysis, conversation, and our own reflective work, you will work towards putting together your own Life Story Interview.

This course is based on the book and reading the book is suggested ​but not required​. 
You can find the book ar our local independent book store, Books & Books.

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Save the Date! Scholar in Residence: Dr. Gary Zola
Friday & Saturday, January 27-28

Profiles in American Jewish Courage | Friday, January 27 at 6pm

The unfolding legacy of any North American congregation, organization, or association, consistently offers us an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of historical milestones and significant anniversaries. Speaking from our pulpit, Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, will illustrate how the American Jewish past invariably shapes our contemporary circumstances. He examines this topic by bringing forward case studies of Jewish pathbreakers who constitute inspiring examples of American Jewish courage. Dr. Zola will demonstrate how these examples shed light not only on significance of local Jewish history but also on the meaning of the American Jewish experience itself.

What this week's Torah can teach us about American Jewish History | Saturday, January 28 at 10 am
More than a century ago, a remarkably talented satirist and writer named Gershon Rosenzweig (1861-1914) composed a Hebrew commentary on many of the weekly Torah portions as well as topical parodies on Jewish holidays.  Rosenzweig’s commentaries and poems shed light not only on Torah, but also on the trials and tribulations of life as a Jewish immigrant in America during the early years of the twentieth century. Dr. Zola will introduce us to this little-known material and, in doing so, we will study the Torah and the American Jewish past.

Gary Phillip Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA), the world’s largest free- standing research center dedicated solely to the study of the American Jewish experience. Zola is also the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience & Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati.

Ongoing Learning

Shabbat Morning Study
Saturdays, 9:45am-10:45am
After Shabbat minyan, study Torah with your Rabbis and a wonderful adult learning community.  

Monday Morning Torah Study
Mondays, 8:15am-9:00am
Begin your week with a thought provoking, engaging study of the Hebrew Bible using ancient and modern commentary.  No prior learning necessary.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami (OLLI at UM) is a community of lifelong learners. OLLI at UM provides a relaxed learning environment for those aged 50 or better who share a common understanding that life should be filled with continual intellectual growth and exploration.  Join OLLI at UM! Click here for more information.  

Fri, December 2 2022 8 Kislev 5783