How do you think Jewishly? Temple of Aaron’s adult educational goal is to allow for ALL people to access Jewish learning and help you THINK JEWISHLY. We pride ourself on creative classes, top speakers and teachers, and accessibility to all. Jewish learning does not just happen for children, it is a lifelong dedication. Please check the synagogue calendar for upcoming classes or contact Rabbi Avi Strausberg (651) 698-8874 x111.

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Infinity Series for Lifelong Learning – A wide variety of classes and teachers to sharpen your skills and explore various realms of Judaism. Each class is 1 hour on occur Sunday or Shabbat morning unless otherwise noted. $10/class or $15/both per semester.

Visions Speaker Series Visions logostakes place on Shabbat morning to speak live from the bimah during services. Temple of Aaron is dedicated to ensure our membership is readily thinking about the evolving Jewish world. This program allows to remove the “preaching” nature of the pulpit and provide a variety of expert speaker.

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Join Rabbi Strausberg for weekly Parsha Study and Coffee. Together, you will explore midrshim, poetry, and ancient commentary on the weekly Torah portion in hopes of uncovering new understandings in your lives. The class meets every Saturday morning at 8:15 am in the Wine Room.. No sign up required or prior Torah study experience.

B2BJudaism: Back To The Basics Class

Whether you grew up going to Hebrew School or came to Judaism later in the game, this class will be a great, comprehensive look at some of the most important aspects of our tradition.  If you ever wondered why we break a glass at a wedding, where the idea of shiva comes from, or how to navigate the ins and outs of a kosher kitchen, this is the class for you.  Bring your questions and we’ll open up the books to find some answers.

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Join Ritual Coordinator Larry Eisenstadt every Thursday for his unique Bible (6:30pm) and Talmud (7:30pm) classes.  No prior technical knowledge required.

 

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Join for lunch and in-depth discussion on a wide variety of topics immediately after services. Lunch and Learns are partially sponsored by the Dr. Stanley and Nancy Skadron Fund

 

 

 

Past Infinity Classes Have Included:
Project Zug: Beit Midrash – Mechon Hadar
5 Talmudic Lessons That Will Change Your Life– Rabbi Jeremy Fine
King of Thrones: The Fight for David’s Throne – Rabbi Jeremy Fine
Controversial Moments in Conservative Judaism – Rabbi Jeremy Fine
A Look at Israeli Poetry – Rabbi Avi Strausberg
Warsaw: History, Spirit, & Struggle – Rabbi Singer-Frankes
The Book or Job – Ernie Gulner
Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) Everything Under the Sun – Ernie Gulner
Israel’s Political History– Ilan Sharon
Israel on Campus – Ilan Sinelnikov
Zehorit Heilicher – Cooking Classic Jewish Food with a Twist
Mindful Jewish Living – Sara Lynn-Newberger
Akedah: The Binding of Isaac- Rob Portnoe


Past Visions Topics and Speakers Have Included: 

What’s Next for Conservative Judaism Israel: A Different Look into our Homeland
Importance of Jewish Education – R’ Zach Silver Divestment on Campus – Tess Glassman-Kaufman
Is Egalitarianism Our Calling Card? – R’ Ken Berger What’s Next for Birthright – Yoni Sarason
Future of the Conservative Synagogue – Jim Stein Teaching Israel to Non-Jews -Sally Abrams
Conversion to Judaism – Adam Zagoria-Moffet Israel’s Top Environmental Issues – Pro. Shahar Sadeh
Challenges Facing Modern Jewish Women The Jewish Financial Crisis
Traditional Jewish Family – Nina Badzin Engaging Young Donors – Stephen Silberfarb
Ima on the Bimah – R’ Jill Crimmings Investing in Israel – Rabbi Martin Pasternak
Women of the Wall – Elli Cohn Upswing of Israel’s Economy – Brian Rosenzweig
Missing Female Biblical Narrative – Rebecca Kanner Jewish Day School Tuition – Yoni Binus