The core of Sinai’s adult learning takes place every Saturday morning year round. A group of 25 to 35 congregants meets with Rabbi Shapiro at 9 a.m. on Saturdays to study Torah. Sometimes the focus of the learning is the weekly Torah portion. Over the years, however, the group has devoted itself to studying various texts such as the story of King David or the Book of Esther. Two years ago the focus of learning was the Jewish ethical tradition called Mussar. This Fall 2010, we are working our way through a Torah portion from the Book of Deuteronomy that contains materials pertaining to ethics, sexuality, war, and economic justice. The topics vary from week to week and come alive for the 21st century. Bagels and coffee come with Shabbat morning Torah Study. Newcomers are welcome!!!!
Over the years, Sinai’s adults have had many other opportunities to learn. Scholar in Residence weekends have taken place. Adult Hebrew is offered. Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah is also part of our learning environment. The Temple bulletin monitors what’s new month by month and year by year.
Converts are welcome at Sinai Temple. If you are interested in learning more about choosing to become Jewish, please contact Rabbi Shapiro. Since every person is unique, the process for becoming Jewish varies from person to person. You can learn more about what might work for you by meeting with the Rabbi. He and you will be able to work together to create a conversion process that suits you.
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MyJewishLearning.com is a transdenominational website of Jewish information and education geared toward learners of all ages and educational backgrounds. It was founded and is produced by Hebrew College in Newton and Jewish Family & Life! It is organized under the topics of History and Community, Daily Life and Practice, Holidays, Lifecycle,Texts, Ideas and Beliefs, and Culture. Among the many resources it offers are How-To Guides on how to do Jewish rituals and customs and a compendium of quizzes that will test your Jewish This Week's Torah Reading.
URJ's interfaith page has lots of good links, including articles and the brochures to help families with information they may be searching for. Another great resource on the URJ site can be found by selecting "TalkingOutreach" from the list of discussion groups on this page. It has lots of great connections for interfaith families. Interfaith families may be interested in Rabbi Shapiro and Cantor Levson's discussion sessions about the Jewish answers to big questions. You will find the schedule of those sessions on this site.
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