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Free Classes and Programs


After registering for any of the classes below (if registration is necessary), you should receive login information and instructions for using Zoom within 48 hours of registering. These instructions will come from dlopez@tetucson.org.

Temple Emanu-El Drash Program

An exciting and profound way to involve yourself in Jewish learning and teaching with our entire Temple! Read, study, and write about the Torah portion of the week, and explain what it means to you personally. The drash is delivered at Friday evening services at Temple Emanu-El. This is a rare opportunity to engage in the most sacred of Jewish acts: the learning and teaching of Torah.
 
To sign up for the Drash Program, contact Fran HaggertyThis program is for Temple Emanu-El members only. For more information on membership at Temple Emanu-El, contact Executive Director Donna Beyer.

Jewish Novels Group

Linda Levine, Ed.D.
Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:30 pm beginning August 20, 2020
Via Zoom until further notice
No fee; however, if you have not attended Jewish Novels Group before, please register here in order to receive the Zoom login information.
 
Join us for a monthly discussion of beloved Jewish novels! Email Degas Lopez or Linda Levine for information. 
 
August 20, 2020 - The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
Sept 17, 2020 - The Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown
Oct 15, 2020 - Jerusalem Maiden by Talia Carner 
Nov 19, 2020 - Ariel Samson, Freelance Rabbi by Manishtana
Dec 17, 2020 - kaddish.com by Nathan Englander 
Jan 21, 2021 - Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman
Feb 18, 2021 - A Bend in the Stars by Rachel Barenbaum
March 18, 2021 - Here I AM by Jonathan Safran Foer
April 15, 2021 - The Guest Book by Sara Blake
May 20, 2021 - A River Could Be A Tree by Angela Himse

Literary Urges -  Contemporary Jewish short stories replete with triggers and head-scratchers

Rabbi Scott Saulson
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm beginning July 28, 2020
via Zoom until further notice
free for members; $50 for non-members
 
We will read and discuss the book For the Relief of Unbearable Urges by Nathan Englander.
 
All students will need to purchase their own copy of the book, or check out a copy from the library. The book can be purchased here on Amazon as a paperback or for an e-reader, or you can check your local library here, or you can call a Bookman's location to see if they have a second-hand copy. If you have trouble locating the book, please email Degas Lopez.
 
 

Mah Jongg Group

Mondays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
postponed until further notice
No fee or registration necessary
 
An easy-going, friendly Mah Jongg group, everyone is welcome to drop in!
 
 
This ongoing group is free aside from the cost of the yearly Mah Jongg Rule Book, and all are welcome! No registration is necessary. 

Sunday Salons

 
Curated by JLL Chairman Bob Schwartz
 
Judaism is dynamic, varied, and all-encompassing. The Sunday Salon Series is a vehicle to touch on many diverse aspects of our religion. These free programs are created to support our congregants’ interests, current developments in the Jewish world, and the Jewish liturgical cycle. They are open to members and non-members alike. As this series is continually evolving, please consult the Temple weekly email, the Temple Times, flyers, or our office for particulars each month. 
 
Sundays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
All Sunday Salons are free & open to the public! Please register below or call (520) 327-4501 so that we know that you will be joining us.
 
 

Talmud Study Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
via Zoom until further notice
No fee or registration necessary
 
We are a self-led group that has met for many years. This year, we will continue to study Tractate Sanhedrin, which deals with the questions of jurisdiction, criminal law, and punishments. The volume we use is the new Koren Talmud Bavli Noe Edition of Tractate Sanhedrin. There is no charge for the class beyond purchasing the text. Everyone is invited to join us, no matter their background or prior knowledge. For questions, please email Steve Shawl at stephen.shawl@comcast.net.
 

Torah Study Group

Various Facilitators
Saturdays, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
via Zoom until further notice
No fee or registration necessary

 
An open, interactive exploration of the Torah portion of the week.

Free and open to all ─ come and study with us! No registration is necessary. For more information, please email Kilian Metcalf at kilianmetcalf@gmail.com
Mon, July 13 2020 21 Tammuz 5780