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Adult Learning - Fall 2021

In-Person Classes


Hybrid Classes – In-Person/Zoom

Lunch and Learn - An Extraordinary Program Where Jewish Educators and Participants Discuss Relevant Issues of the Day Through a Jewish Lens
Date: Mondays, Beginning October 4th …this class is ongoing.  Each month a new topic is discussed by one of the educators.   You will receive a semester calendar ahead of time with topics and instructors. 
Time: 12-1pm
Place: NCJC 
Registration Required

Talmud Class - TaShma Talmud - No prior experience is required
Date: Tuesdays Beginning October 5th …this class is ongoing 
Time: 8-9pm
Place: NCJC
Instructor: Rabbis Berkman and Graber 
Registration Required

Parashat Ha’Shavua – Discuss the weekly Torah portion- No prior experience is required
Date: Thursdays  Beginning October 7th …Right after Minyan- ongoing
Time: 9-10am
Place: NCJC
Instructor: Rabbi Berkman
No Registration is Required

Torah Classes- No prior experience is required
Date: Thursdays  Beginning October 7th …this class meets every other week
Time: 3-4pm
Place: NCJC
Instructor: Rabbi Graber 
Registration Required

Synagogue Skills Class- The “How to” of Synagogue Ritual Skills: Take an Aliyah, Hagbah and Gellilah, Basic Davening, Structure of the various services and more
Date: Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 7:45 – 8:45pm
Place: NCJC
Instructor: Rabbi Graber 
Registration Required




Date: Wednesday, November 3rd – on Zoom
Time: 7:45 – 9:45p 
Registration Required

ScholarStream - Exciting Educational Programs Available Online From the Rabbinical Assembly
Scholarstream 5782 features three distinct arcs of learning that stand alone or flow into each other. Cultivating Our Relationships (series 1 & 2), Defining Our Sacred Spaces (series 3, 4, and 5), and Renewing Our Resilience (series 6, 7, and 8) will offer an exploration of who we are, where we are in relation to others, and how we move forward in this complicated world.

Series #1: Torah Relationships
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 at 8 PM ET 

Series #2: Ethics
Tuesdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 at 1 PM ET 

Series #3: The Roots of Conservative Judaism 
Tuesdays, December 7, 14, 21 at 8 PM ET 

Series #4: The Other Within - Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in a Pluralistic Movement
Wednesdays, January 19, 26 and February 2, 9 at 8 PM ET 

Series #5: Halakha - The Process Moving Forward & the Forward-Moving Process 
Wednesdays, February 16, 23 and March 2, 9 at 8 PM ET 

Series #6: The Power of the Prophets
Tuesdays, March 22, 29 and April 5, 12 at 8 PM 

Series #7: Liturgy of Miracles - Hanukkah, Purim, and Yom Ha’atzmaut 
Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 at 8 PM ET 

Series #8: Israel - Models of Resilience 
Wednesdays, May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT

If you register for any of the classes please inform Lynne Diwinsky at

Beyond Dispute: Debates that Shape Jewish Life- Course Curriculum from the Jewish Theological Seminary
            Debates—philosophical, spiritual, ethical, and cultural—are at the heart of Judaism and Jewish life. Are religion and reason compatible? Can Jewish law change, based on context? How do we teach and talk about the Holocaust and the State of Israel? Should we prioritize Jewish causes or universal causes in our giving? Is Jewish tradition intrinsically patriarchal and ableist? Is our relationship with God defined by human obligation or divine compassion?
            Beyond Dispute is a comprehensive toolkit that allows rabbis and educators to bring adult learners into a substantive, text-based exploration of how these debates have been manifested over the course of Jewish history, and to lead rich discussion about their continued resonance for contemporary Jewish life. The course enables teachers and students alike to go beyond the conflicts themselves to uncover the essential questions that underlie them, and to build a more inclusive view of the Jewish past, present, and future.

Date: Thursdays, Beginning January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, March 3, 10, 24,,31, April 7
Time: 7:45-9pm
Place: NCJC 
Instructor: Rabbis Berkman and Graber
There will be Fee for this Course of $18.00 to cover Binder and Written Course Materials.   
Registration Required



Annual Kallah Weekend Returns

TOPIC: Antisemitism is Anti Zionism
Weekend of January 21, 22, 23
Details and Cost will Follow


The Learning Collaborative

Classes are being held through Zoom at this time. Contact Jessica Trokel for more information.
 We look forward to having in-person classes again soon.



Thu, December 2 2021 28 Kislev 5782