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ADULT EDUCATION AT OAK PARK TEMPLE
Oak Park Temple welcomes the florence melton school of adult jewish learning
Oak Park Temple and West Suburban Temple Har Zion are pleased to offer adult education courses from The Florence Melton School of Adult Learning, a project of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Discover a world-class curriculum created by scholars at Hebrew University that gives you a chance to explore Jewish thought and text with an outstanding faculty and a wonderful community of learners. Come join in the great conversation! YEAR I
Rhythms of Jewish Living: an exploration of the Jewish holidays and life cycle
Purposes of Jewish Living: a study of essential Jewish beliefs and ideas
WHEN?Thursdays, 7:00 pm -9:15 pm, starting October 8, 2015
WHERE? Oak Park Temple/West Suburban Temple Har Zion
HOW MUCH?Consortium Members: $565Non-Members: $665 (Stipends Available)
Sponsored by the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Board of Rabbis, Florence Melton Corporation - Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc., and the Marcia Fischer Webb Adult Education Fund.
L'Dor V'Dor Cookbook
Do you make cabbage soup with a recipe from your Tante Bessie?
How about Bubbe Pearl's chicken paprikash?
Please share your families recipes with us!
L'dor Va Dor Cookbook is on the stove, waiting for you to add your ingredients.
Please pass your families' secrets on to us, and let us share them with the congregation. Yes, they won't be secrets anymore, but you will be performing a mitzvah for those of us who didn't grow up eating Cousin Ida's babka!
Email your recipes to: email@example.com. Add a story or a picture to go with the recipe too! Make your grandma proud...
a taste of judaism - taught by rabbi emeritus gary gerson
Welcoming unaffiliated Jews, interfaith couples and families and anyone curious about Judaism. All are welcome, Jewish or not!
Do you have friends who have asked you questions about Judaism? Do you know any unaffiliated Jews or interfaith families who might want an easy-access and open-minded introduction to Jewish beliefs and Jewish life?
Tell them about our special program from the Union of Reform Judaism—given free-of-charge in three weekly sessions—and designed for beginners, Jewish or not.
The three classes will be taught by Rabbi Emeritus Gary Gerson and held Tuesday evenings, October 13th, 20th, and 27th, 7-9 pm at Oak Park Temple.
Help us open the doors of our congregation, and open our hearts to those with questions.
Torah Study –Group 1 studies continuously, about a chapter per week of Torah (lay-led) - Sun 9:30 am (OPT) Torah Study –Group 2 studies weekly portion and other themes (lay-led) - Sundays 9:30 am (OPT) Torah Study –Group 3 studies continuously through Torah (lay-led) - Sundays 9:30 am (OPT) Rabbi Weiss Torah Study, Shabbat mornings at 8:30.
Chant Torah: The Adult Ed committee is contacting past B'nai Mitzvah to see if they would like to read their Torah portion again in years when there is no Bar/Bat Mitzvah scheduled. We expect to contact about a dozen teens this year, and of course we'd love to invite a few adults to read as well. If you have any interest in reading Torah for a Shabbat service, contact the office or Eddie Pont.
Hebrew Classes for Adults
Not one, but four lay-led Hebrew classes will be offered for OPT adults starting in Fall 2015:
Sunday Morning Hebrew - a continuation of our exploration of "A Primer of Biblical Hebrew" at 11:00 am every Sunday morning. For more info, please contact Lauren Levrant.
Adult Beginning Hebrew (Part 1) - Sundays, 12-1pm starting September 27. Teacher: Dick Rubin. For info, please contact Dick at 708-383-4321, Danielle at 708-386-3937, or Mel Loeb at 312-421-0642.
Adult Beginning Hebrew (Part 2) - Mondays, 7pm-8pm starting September 28. Teacher: Dick Rubin. Same contact info as above.
Prayerbook Reading in Hebrew - Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm starting October 8. Teacher: Ofra Peled. For info, please contact Ofra at 708-383-8309, or Danielle or Mel at the numbers above.
We will not have a Beginning Cantillation class this year, but instead we will have Continuing Cantillation at 6:15 pm on Tuesdays.
We will also have a Cantillation Review class at 7:15 pm on Tuesdays. If you have already learned the basics and are interested in chanting Torah on Saturday mornings, this is the class for you! We will work together on the "extraordinary" trope and learn new Torah portions together.
Please contact Lauren Levrant for further information on Cantillation classes.
Mel's Movie Matinee
Movies are free and refreshments will be served. These are movies with Jewish subject matter, but are not in general release. Please see the Calendar for movie dates.