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** Please also check our Weekly Mail and Monthly Bulletin for the latest on Adult Ed classes we are offering and for registration details.

We invite you to experience Judaism on a new level. You can take a
year-long course or a single class, come to a three-session series or attend a once-a-month discussion group. Classes, lectures, concerts, and tours are all opportunities to deepen your connection to Judaism. We offer classes at all levels of learning. You are welcome to participate in any course or event no matter your prior Jewish educational background. Our clergy, teachers, and guest speakers are dedicated to helping you develop and strengthen your relationship to Judaism.

Adult Education Winter/Spring 2023**

  • Community Scholar Program

    Brotherhood Synagogue Adult Education is now a partner of the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (CSP).  Each month we’ll publish new class offerings.

    Click here to register for monthly CSP programs.

  • Understanding Antisemitism with Mark Weitzman

    Mondays: February 6, 13, and 20, | 7:00 pm on Zoom

    The Brotherhood Adult Education Committee  presents an important 3-part series on Understanding Anti-Semitism. Lead by Mark Weitzman, COO of the World Jewish Restitution Organization, this series will cover not just the root of antisemitism from antiquity through the Holocaust, but will also critically examine Modern anti-Semitism and the various forms it takes, particularly in the US. Discussions of Holocaust denial and distortion and responses to antisemitism from both the Jewish and non-Jewish perspectives will be discussed.

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  • Jews of Medieval Spain with Elisha Russ-Fishbane

    Tuesdays, March 13, 20, 27 at 7:00 pm on Zoom

    We will focus on the extraordinary explosion of Jewish culture and general Jewish integration into both Muslim and Christian Spain and end with the expulsion.

    Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, is a historian of Jewish culture in the medieval Islamic world and a scholar of medieval Jewish thought, law, and literature. His critically awarded published works include a study of Abraham Maimonides and Aging in Medieval Jewish Culture. He is currently working on a study of how Islam, both as religious rival and political power, was portrayed in medieval Jewish literature, as well as how Muslims were depicted in the daily documents of the Cairo Genizah.

  • Journeys of Sephardic Jewry with Elisha Russ-Fishbane

    Tuesdays, April 24, May 1, 8 at 7:00 pm on Zoom

    New paths taken by Sephardic Jewry from the expulsion into modern times, culminating in Sephardic integration in the United States and Israel. This class will culminate with a tour of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.

    Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, is a historian of Jewish culture in the medieval Islamic world and a scholar of medieval Jewish thought, law, and literature. His critically awarded published works include a study of Abraham Maimonides and Aging in Medieval Jewish Culture. He is currently working on a study of how Islam, both as religious rival and political power, was portrayed in medieval Jewish literature, as well as how Muslims were depicted in the daily documents of the Cairo Genizah.

     

  • Harmoni-AH! – The Brotherhood Synagogue Congregational Choir

    Harmoni-AH! – The Brotherhood Synagogue Congregational Choir

    with Cantor Isaac Yager and Meredeth Kelly

    Tuesdays, resuming Spring 2023, start date TBD, 6:30-7:30pm

    Jewish music offers a rich selection of choral music that can greatly enhance our spiritual experience. After strengthening our group sound through listening and vocal exercises, the choir will begin to tap into some of this music in a manner that is accessible for participants with advanced or no musical background. The choir will also have opportunities to perform this music for the community throughout the year, performance dates TBD. Our congregational choir is open to everyone at all levels of experience.  Please email Cantor Yager directly if you are interested in newly participating.

  • Lunch & Learn with Cantor Isaac Yager

    Thursdays at 11:15 am to 12:15 pm beginning October 27

    Join us for lunch on Thursdays as we discuss, learn, and engage in Jewish textual study, specifically the Parashat Hashavuah (weekly Torah reading). Following in the footsteps of the generations that preceded us, we will continue the long legacy of commenting on and intellectually dissecting Jewish texts from the Torah, the book of Prophets, and other holy texts. Questions will be encouraged and debate is inevitable. This will be an inclusive, non judgmental learning environment where everyone’s voice will have equal value. No prior text study required, all are welcome to attend and participate.