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Adult Education

Weekly Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Sherry Grinsteiner

Enjoy your lunch in person or from the comfort of your home and delve into Parashah study with Rabbi and friends.

Thursdays 12:00-1:00 PM - August 18th; August 25th; September 8th. In-person and Zoom   Register for any number of classes.

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Holiday 101 - Traditions That Inspire Our Lives with Rabbi Sherry Grinsteiner

Discussion of each holiday's Who, What, Where, and How. We will learn the different holidays' traditions and their relevance to our lives today. We will also share ideas that inspire us as we celebrate the holidays with our families at home. In-person and Zoom. Register for any number of classes.

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Tuesday, September 20th, 7-8 PM – Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 28th, 7-8 PM – Yom Kippur

Thursday, October 6th, 7-8 PM – Sukkot

Thursday, October 13th, 7-8 PM – Simchat Torah

Tuesday, December 13th, 7-8 PM - Hanukkah

Tuesday, January 31st, 7-8 PM – Tu B'Shvat

Tuesday, February 28th, 7-8 PM – Purim

Tuesday, March 21st, 7-8 PM – Passover

Tuesday, March 28th, 7-8 PM – Passover, the Haggadah

Thursday, April 20th, 7-8 PM – Yom HaAtzmaut

Tuesday, May 16th, 7-8 PM – Shavuot


Digging Deeper:  Archaeology and the Bible with Frankie Snyder

In this series, we will be looking at the intersection of the Bible and archaeology: how archaeological finds have shed light on Biblical texts or how Biblical texts have shed light on archaeological finds. Each class will focus on a different archaeological find or group of finds, sometimes on an archaeological site, and dig into the Bible to see how these discoveries help us give new meaning to familiar Biblical texts.

Register for any number of classes. Zoom only.

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM Zoom

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September 13th - 7:00 to 8:00 PM

We begin with the Biblical narrative where instructions were given to Moses concerning the construction of the Menorah for the Mishkan (Tabernacle) (Exodus 25:31-39). A similar narrative appears later in Exodus (37:17-24) when the Menorah is described during the process of its manufacture. This same Menorah was later used in both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. But what did the Menorah actually look like? We will try to envision it by following the step-by-step instructions given in Exodus, then by looking at various depictions of the Menorah on ancient buildings and on miscellaneous articles found in archaeological digs. Join us as we dig into archaeology and Biblical texts to try to reconstruct this important emblem of Judaism and the State of Israel.

October 11th – Topic TBD

November 8th – Topic TBD

December 20th – Topic TBD

January 10th – Topic TBD

February 14th – Topic TBD

March 14th – Topic TBD

April 11th – Topic TBD

May 2nd – Topic TBD

Frankie Snyder is a native of Richmond who has recently returned to the city after a 50-year absence. Frankie spent the past 14 years living in Jerusalem, where she worked as an archaeologist. Her academic background includes a Master's degree in Judaic Studies from Hebrew College in Boston, and she is a licensed Israeli tour guide. Although her primary specialty is the opus sectile tiles used by King Herod in his palaces and on the Temple Mount, her 13 years of archaeological wet-sifting experience for various sites around Jerusalem and digs around Israel have given her wide-ranging expertise in the identification of "small finds" often overlooked in archaeological reports. With this varied background, Frankie will host an adult education series entitled "Digging Deeper: Archaeology and the Bible."


Reading Hebrew with Rabbi Sherry Grinsteiner is coming in November.

Trope class with Rabbi Sherry Grinsteiner coming in January 2023

Fri, August 19 2022 22 Av 5782