Lunch and Learns
Wednesdays 12-1 pm
with Sara & David Wolkenfeld
Fuel your body while you fuel your mind! Each week we will explore a topic in Jewish thought or in Jewish law as we eat lunch together in the CJL small dining hall. This class is open to anyone who is willing to think, question, and learn - or to anyone who likes lunch. Lunch is fully subsidized for upperclass and graduate students.
Forced Feelings? Emotions in Jewish Law:
October 10: Learning to Love
October 17 Anger for Angels
October 24: (Don't Worry) Be Happy
November 7 - Special Guest Speaker from Nishmat
Crisis and Continuity: Turning Points in the History of Jewish Law
November, 14, 28, December 5,
December 12 - Pre-Hannukah Class
Hebrew Reading Crash Course
Thursdays, 5-5:30 pm, October 4 - December 13
with Rabbi Sara Rich
In this course, created by the National Jewish Outreach Program, you will learn the names and sounds of the entire Hebrew alphabet, as well as the skills you need to read any Hebrew word. Whether you would like a refresher or are entirely new to reading Hebrew, you are welcome to join. This class is recommended in conjunction with participation in the Hands-On Judaism Fellowship, which meets after the Hebrew class, 5:45-7:30 pm, including dinner.
Please email Rabbi Sara Rich (slrich@) to register.
Exploring the Weekly Torah Portion
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 in the Beit Midrash starting October 10
This class, an informal discussion group with CJL educators, will allow participants to join their voices and ideas to the Jewish people's ongoing exploration of the Torah. This class is also designed to assist those who are preparing a d'var Torah or article. What questions do we start with when approaching the Torah portion? What tools are available to find answers? A rotating lineup of CJL educators will meet weekly with students to model their own approaches to finding insights into Torah.