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Summer Classes


Abraham Joshua Heschel's The Sabbath

Taught by Rabbi Batsheva Appel
Thursday, July 18 & 25, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel is considered one of the foremost Jewish philosophers of the last century. Brought to the United States from Germany by Hebrew Union College before the start of World War II, he eventually joined the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
One of his most well-known and accessible works is a slim volume entitled The Sabbath. He explores what makes the day unique, and contrasts how we focus on the world of space during the week, but our focus is on time on Shabbat. In addition to an analytical reading of the book, in this class we will be considering how we can make the Sabbath a cathedral in time each week for ourselves.
Registration Fees: $18 for members/$25 for non-members. Students must purchase their own book.
Register here

Creative Writing Circle

Taught by Carol W. Blatter, LCSW, DCSW
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Session I - Write Your Life, Find Your Voice

Whether you are a new or experienced writer, join us to learn creative ways to tell your life stories in your own unique voice—through short essays, memoirs and journaling.
July 9, 16, 23, & 30
Session II - Create Your Own High Holiday Prayers
Every year we recite the traditional prayers of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with awe and great spirit. But we may feel that we are not always connecting through someone else’s words, no matter how profound. Explore your own experience of the High Holidays this year as you write your own unique and personal prayers.

September 3, 10, & 17
Carol W. Blatter, LCSW, DCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice and a veteran writer of creative non-fiction.
This Core Group is free; however please register here for Session I, and here for Session II, to ensure we have enough space.

[POSTPONED] Understanding Jewish Prayer: A Field Guide to Jewish Liturgy

Taught  by Cantorial Soloist Marjorie Hochberg
Ever feel lost at services? Is it all a blur of Hebrew you don’t understand and can’t follow? Bring a bag lunch and join Marjorie for a 4 week liturgy class at lunchtime. In the class, we’ll study the order of the Shabbat liturgy, what the words mean, and
practice singing your favorite Shabbat melodies. Hebrew reading is not required for this class and all are welcome.
Registration Fees: $55 for members/$70 for non-members.
Thursdays, June 13, 20, & 27; July 11
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
This class has been postponed due to insufficient student enrollment. Please call the Temple office at 520-327-4501 for more information about when this class will be rescheduled. You can also check the Temple Emanu-El weekly email, the Jewish Lifelong Learning emails, and our website for further information.
Wed, February 19 2020 24 Sh'vat 5780