Sign Up! FedEd Classes Start in October

August 28, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

If you are interested in studying Talmud from a master teacher, examine Christianity from a Jewish perspective, or learn conversational Hebrew from a sabra, welcome to FedEd. In classes ranging from contemporary issues to Torah study line-by-line, here’s your opportunity to study with leading rabbis,  scholars and educators. And, there are no tests, homework or grades. It’s learning for pleasure, not pressure!

Highlights of the fall 2013 schedule include:

Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship – A Shalom Hartman Institute Lecture Series.  Going deeper than politics or advocacy, this course reframes the discussion about the significance of the State of Israel for contemporary Jews worldwide and elevates the conversation about Israel by rooting it in Jewish values and ideas rather than in a response to crisis.  Course will be taught by Rabbi Steven Rubenstein on Monday evenings.

The Teachings of the Talmud.   Discuss the nature and inner workings of Jewish law.  Explore what the ancient to modern rabbinic sources have to say about a wide range of contemporary issues.  Course will be taught by Rabbi Rod Glogower on Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings.

3,000 Years of Discord:  Great Jewish Debates through the Ages.  From the disputes between Hillel and Shammai to the language “wars” between Hebrew and Yiddish, this class will explore some of the most important clashes of ideas in Jewish history.  Course will be taught by Professor Howard Lupovitch on Tuesday evenings.

Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is the “Bartlett’s” of Judaism transmitting the favorite moral advice and insights of the leading rabbinic scholars of different generations. The quotes found in Pirkei Avot generally are spiritual and edifying, but they can also be practical. Course will be taught by Rabbi Michele Faudem on Wednesday mornings.

Parsha Plus (Weekly Torah Portion Plus Haftorah).  Each week a different rabbi or educator will present the weekly Torah portion from his or her own perspective. This year we are adding a new twist!  We will also discuss the weekly Haftorah reading and how it connects to the Torah portion. Friday mornings.

These are just a few of the over 40 courses available to students this fall through Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education’s lifelong learning (FedEd) department.  And, there is still space available for the popular Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.  Melton classes start the first week of October.

Most classes meet at the Max M. Federation building in Bloomfield Hills.  Day and evening classes are available six days each week.  For more information, or a brochure on all FedEd and Melton classes, call 248-205-2557, email feded@jfmd.org, or go to jewishdetroit.org/feded.

 

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