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Beit Midrash Spring 2018

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Temple Rodef Shalom

2100 Westmoreland Street

Falls Church, VA 22043

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TRS Beit Midrash - Spring 2018

A Community of Adult Learners Deepening Connection and Meaning
Thursday evenings, April 26, May 3 and May 10

Gather at 6:15 pm for soup, salad and sandwiches (yummy), classes are from 7:00 -8:30 pm
$36 for members and $54 for non-members (additional support provided by our Adult Ed Fund)

Choose just one of these exciting 3-session courses:

Jerusalem: Celebrating 50 Years Since Reunification Israel at 70
Featuring Yaron Gamburg – Minister for Public Diplomacy/Israel Embassy; Yahal Porat – Assistant Director of Israel Fellows Program; Avi West – Master Educator DC Federation.
“Of the 10 measures of beauty that God bestowed upon the world, nine of these fall to the lot of Jerusalem.” (Talmud) Explore Jerusalem from three unique perspectives: its history, its cultures, and through ancient and modern poetry.


The Jewish Presence in Early Jazz Culture
Featuring Rob Bamberger - creator, producer, and host of WAMU’s vintage jazz show, Hot Jazz Saturday Night, which began airing in 1980.
Jazz became America’s “popular” music in the 1920s and 1930s. What role did Jews play in the emergence of “hot” jazz and swing? Did self-identification as a Jew play a discernible role? What affinities were there between Jewish and black jazz musicians? Presentations will explore these and other themes through biographical sketches, recordings, and repertoire of, among others, jazz musicians Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Slim Gaillard, Ted Lewis, Willie the Lion Smith, and entertainers such as Al Jolson.


Judaism at the Core Judaism 101
Featuring our own Cantor Allen Leider
What ideas really lie at the heart of Judaism? Explore or re-explore the core of Jewish tradition from a contemporary perspective. All are welcome - Jewish or not. This course covers the topics of God and spirituality, Torah and values, and Israel and community. We’ll apply Jewish ideas to our personal, family, and professional lives through discussion and the use of texts.


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Classes subject to minimum enrollment.

Contact: Cantor Allen Leider, Director of Lifelong Learning, aleider@templerodefshalom.org.

Cost: $36 for members and $54 for non-members (Note: there is no class fee for "Taste of Judaism" since it is co-sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism)

At TRS we believe cost should never be a barrier to learning. If cost creates any issue for you in pursuing our Beit Midrash, please contact Cantor Allen Leider, email to make an arrangement. Support provided by the Adult Education Fund.

Accessibility & Inclusion: Please email us if you need any accommodations to participate in this event.

Thanks to the TRS Adult Education Committee and the Jewish Study Center for providing program support.

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