Did you ever wonder why we joyfully break a glass at Jewish wedding? Or, why we have two challahs at our Friday night meal? In this class, we will address the why’s of all of the curious questions behind why Jews do what they do. We will track down our answers by working our way back through time, starting with the Torah, continuing with the Mishnah and Talmud, and then following the thread of our question as a particular practice develops and is shaped throughout the generations. By the end of this class, you’re guaranteed to walk away with some educated, well-sourced answers as well as a few more questions to keep you curious in the years to come. Taught by Hebrew College rabbinic student Avi Struasberg, the Jewish Class of Why will include 2 hours of suggested reading assignments each week, with the intent to raise the level of discussion, learning and understanding. The class begins Thursday evening October 2 and continues October 9, 23, and 30, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuition is $25 for Temple Sinai members ($30 non-members.) To register, click http://www.sinaibrookline.org/main-calendar/adult-education-the-jewish-class-of-why/ Temple Sinai is a welcoming Reform congregation centrally located in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner neighborhood. If you would like to learn more about Temple Sinai or its religious school, please visit www.sinaibrookline.org or call 617-277-5888 for information.
Event Location: Temple Sinai
50 Sewall Avenue, Brookline, Massachusetts, 02446
* Registration closes on September 30th
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
50 Sewall Ave
Brookline, MA 02446