Judaism University is Congregation B’nai Emunah’s innovative adult learning program. Classes, hevruta (one on one peer learning), tutorials and online learning are designed to enhance our individual and collective abilities as a community of learners in the fields of Judaism; Jewish practice; Jewish spirituality; Jewish holidays, history, traditions and the wisdom of our sages; Jewish diversity; interfaith studies and inter-religious understanding; tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (helping to make the wold a better place).
Judaism University was founded by B’nai Emunah’s former Rabbi Mark Melamut. Presently, classes are taught by Rabbi Pam Frydman and a host of guest teachers including Rabbi Danny Gottlieb of Congregation Beth Israel- Judea; Rabbi Katie Mizrahi of Or Shalom Shalom Jewish Community; Rabbi Shana Chandler-Leon of Congregation Ner Tamid and others within and beyond Congregation B’nai Emunah.
Lunch n’ Learn
3rd Thursday of each month from 12:00 to 1:30 pm – Enjoy lunch and socializing followed by in-depth study with one of the Rabbis of the Southside Jewish Collaborative. Check the calendar or the BE Mail for details.
Feeding the Homeless
3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM – make sandwiches and bag lunches for a homeless outreach program.
Every Shabbat Afternoon from 1:20 to 2:50 PM at B’nai Emunah taught by Rabbi Pam . For both scholars and beginners. Hebrew not required. Open to members and non-members. Free of charge.
ONLINE LEARNING WITH LAY LEADERS
Check out this section from time to time for new links to drashot (Torah talks), sermons and other online learning:
The Role of Culture in Human Development by Leon Cooper, October 24, 2018.
Chayei Sarah prepared by Frank Kurtz, November 3, 2018.
Shoftim and the Role of Prophecy, prepared by Frank Kurtz, August 17-18, 2018.
Re’eh: Once You See, You Must Act, prepared by Andrew Nusbaum, August 10-11, 2018.
Eikev: A Stiff Necked People, outline prepared by Ralph Sinick, August 3-4, 2018.
Parshat Va’Etchannan, prepared by Bonnie Lindauer, July 28, 2018.
ONLINE LEARNING WITH CLERGY
Thanksgiving Through a Jewish Lens, by Rabbi Pam Frydman, November 24, 2018
Bnai Emunah Chanukah Songbook and Candle Blessings – Chanukah 2018