Adult Education

Lifelong Learning: Adult Education at Beth Evergreen

Busy yourself as much as possible with the study of the divine things, not to know them merely, but to do them; and when you close the book, look around you, look within you, to see if your hand can translate into deed something you have learned.      - Moses of Evreux   
 
In seeking wisdom the first step is silence,
The second: listening, 
The third: remembering, 
The fourth: practicing,
The fifth: teaching others.                
-  Ibn Gabirol   

Upcoming Adult Education Events

Annual Fundraiser: Dinner with Rabbi Rami, May 12

May 12, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join us for an evening in our home with Rabbi Rami. An array of appetizers and street tacos will be served, along with beer and wine. You’ll have the opportunity to schmooze with Rabbi Rami and hear his Holy Rascals comedy monologue! 
 
The evening includes live music from Franny & The Jets.
 
The event is CBE’s annual fundraiser, so the tariff is $200 per person for the evening.
 
To keep it intimate (and our house isn’t THAT big) we’re limiting the number of guests to 40. RSVP as soon as you can to get your reservation confirmed or risk being left out! We don’t think there’s a better way to spend the evening

Friday, May 11, 6PM
Join us for a Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Rami! Dinner is free but RSVPs are REQUIRED. Dinner will be followed by a collaborative Shabbat service with both Rabbi Jamie and Rabbi Rami.

Saturday, May 12, 9AM

Join Rabbi Rami & Rabbi Jamie for a family Shabbat, and then explore how to find God in household objects with Rabbi Rami.

 

Saturday, May 12, 11AM
Join Rabbi Rami Shapiro for a bit of wisdom for the "spiritually independent." This workshop is for Jews and non-Jews alike, so invite your friends!

Based on his book Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent, a "bible" for this vast and growing social movement. It weaves sacred texts and teachings from the world’s major religions―Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and more―into a coherent exploration of the five core questions at the heart of every religion’s search:

• Who am I? • Where did I come from? • Where am I going? • How shall I live? • Why?

2 p.m. Sunday, May 20

Tour the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science with Dr. Russ Arnold, professor of religious studies at Regis University. The Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest known biblical documents, dating back over 2,000 years, and this is the first time they are being exhibited in Colorado. Ten scrolls, including two that have never before been open to public viewing, are on display.

The exhibit includes hundreds of authentic artifacts from the ancient Middle East, including inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terra cotta figurines, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics and jewelry. The exhibit features a re-creation of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, with an actual three-ton stone from the wall believed to have fallen in 70 CE. Guests may leave notes that will be sent to Israel.

Arnold has a Ph.D., in Hebrew Language and Literature and a master’s degree in Hebrew Language and Literature both from UCLA. His articles about the Dead Sea Scrolls have been included in scholarly books.

Cost of the exhibit is $23.35 for adults; $19.75 for seniors (65 and over); and $16.15 for ages 3-18. Space is limited. Sign up below by April 15.

There is a 40-minute IMAX presentation on Jerusalem at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. that day for those wishing to see that movie on their own before or after the tour.

Adult Hebrew

Learn to read Hebrew, recognize words and understand mysteries of this ancient language.  Hebrew Aleph and Hebrew Bet, 1st and 3rd  Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 (check CBE calendar to confirm dates and times).  $72/year, registration includes book fee.

Discounts available for those with children in Religious School.   Registration opening soon.

Please contact Tara Saltzman for more information or to indicate interest in classes.

"Our Turn to Learn" Interfaith Family Book Study

Join Rabbi Jamie in this 7 session exploration of the often challenging  experience of talking to children (and each other) about God using Harold S. Kushner’s book “When Children Ask About God; A Guide for parents Who Don’t Always Have All the Answers”.

Registration $100/family includes book fee and childcare.  Families with children already registered in Religious School receive $25.00 discount.  Book Study meetings correspond with Family Shabbat dates.  See Religious School Calendar.

Questions contact Tara Saltzman tara@bethevergreen.org

Hitlamdut - Curiosity Classes

In line with CBE’s adult education focus this year:  Words, Words, Words; their power and limitations, the Hitlamdut group will examine the potential and intention embodied in Prayer.  Join Rabbi Jamie second Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 at CBE for this FREE exploration of “Savoring the Siddur and the Language of Prayer”. 

November 8

December 13

January 10
 

February 14
 

March 14

April 11

Zayin

Chaf

Mem
 

Fay
 

Resh

Tav

“Psalms of Praise – miZmor Shir”

“The path of Blessing – BareCHu; let us bless”

“The mother of all prayers – Listen & Love – sheMa V’ahavta”

“Praying to be able to pray – Ilu Finu, SeFatai tiFtah, Imrei Fi”

“Standing to Whisper – The Amidah”

“Making a mark – Kaddish-YiTgadal”

Weekly classes: Midday Mussar with Rabbi Jamie

Meets year-round [almost] every Thursday, 1PM – 2:30 PM at CBE.

What is Mussar?  Mussar is a traditional Jewish ethical-spiritual discipline that is in the process of being rediscovered in our time.  The method guides us in bringing positive virtues or ‘soul traits’ to bear in our daily lives.  This class has had on-going, enthusiastic attendance since 2008.  Each session is divided into two parts.  In the first hour, we combine text study, lecture and discussion around a particular midah [soul-trait], such as compassion, humility, joy, silence, honor, patience or gratitude.  The second part of the class is devoted to supporting one another as one person volunteers to share a personal challenge or situation that they would like to approach from a mussar perspective.  This class prompts curiosity about the attributes of divinity while offering insight into the human psyche, practical guidance for daily living and growing our moral-spiritual selves, and especially mutual support and friendship.  Come and see why this class has attracted such a devoted following.  And if you cannot make the midday time-slot, get on the e-mail list to receive weekly teachings to support your on-going study and practice.

 

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