Classes with the Rabbis – Adult Education Spring 2022 A

Tuesdays

Instructor:  Rabbi Neil Blumofe

Description: Join us every Tuesday afternoon at noon (central) for an enlivening conversation exploring the riches of our Jewish textual tradition.  All backgrounds welcome.  Texts provided (online).  Add your voice to our rabbinic discussion with joy and steady guidance.

Time: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

Dates:  2/8 – 4/12 (No class 3/15)

Location:  Online (No pre-registration)

Investment: Donation suggested

Wednesdays

Instructor:  Rabbi Neil Blumofe

Description: Join Rabbi Blumofe for this dynamic class which will introduce or refresh many areas of Judaism and Jewish life including history, holidays, lifecycle events, philosophy, theology and Israel.  This class is for Jews and non-Jews.  Class is held 3-4 times per month and will continue through May and is a course for anyone interested in learning more about Judaism – theological, practical, historical, liturgical, etc.  Everyone is welcome to be a part of this class – those looking to choose Judaism, those who would like a refresher, interfaith, and all who are curious.  Questions?  Email jane.weiss@caa-austin.org .

Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm

Dates:  10/6 – 5/4 (No class 3/16)

Location: Online

Investment: $180 ($240/couple) + books

Thursdays

Instructor: Rabbi Gail Swedroe

Description: What a time to be a parent! This 6-week cohort will give participants a renewed sense of community and opportunity to reflect on how to parent with intentionality. Give yourself the gift of friendship, adult conversations, personal learning so that you can bring your best self forward when engaged in the sacred act of parenting. 

*Please note-This semester will be focusing on different themes from last semester’s offerings and last semester is not a prerequisite for this semester*

This curriculum, published by Hebrew College, will focus on how to prepare our children to be independent, confident people with a strong connection to their Jewish identity focusing on the following themes:

  • Parenting for Resilience
  • Parenting for Responsibility
  • God Talk and Spirituality
  • Making Space for Self-Expression
  • How Our Families Connect with Israel
  • Hopes and Dreams for Our Children

Participants will engage with relevant and accessible Jewish texts, be empowered with parenting strategies and approaches derived from both Jewish and secular sources, participate in rich and important conversations sharing their own experiences and insights on parenting, connect with other parents and to enjoy the benefits of community. 

Participants are asked to commit to attending the entire 6 week series as each session builds upon itself and we are seeking to build intentional community. 

Time: Thursdays, 12-1 pm 

Dates: 2/3 – 3/10

Location: Online

Investment: $18 per parenting team (whether the team consist of 1 or more adults)

Fridays

Instructor: Rabbi Neil Blumofe

Description:  After our morning minyan (8:00-8:30am) get some quick learning from our tradition.  Each week, we dive into various commentaries on the weekly Torah portion as we start our day.  All are welcome.

Time: Fridays, 8:30-9:00 am

Dates: 2/11 – 4/14 (no class 3/18)

Location: Online (No pre-registration)

Investment:  Donation suggested