If you see 35 congregants walking around with warmer smiles, lighter steps, and renewed enthusiasm for the “big picture,” we may very well have attended the recent Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial, where we experienced the exhilarating power of Jewish engagement.
Lifelong Learning Events
The Lifelong Learning Committee (LLC) develops learning programs for our adult congregants who wish to expand their knowledge of Judaism, current events, Israel, Hebrew, and Torah. Programs, classes or events may be led by the Congregation’s rabbis or lay leaders, by visiting rabbis or by other outside experts. These programs have included a series on Israel, adult Hebrew and B’nai Mitzvah classes, interfaith presentations, weekly Torah study, author talks, and Artist and Scholar-in-Residence weekends. Beginning in the fall of 2015, Etz Chaim became a site for the international Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning and the national Chai Mitzvah programs. Our diverse offerings span every day of the week, Sunday through Shabbat -- morning, afternoon, and evening times. The LLC collaborates with several other committees to present various programs including, but not limited to, the Library committee and Social Action committee. In addition, the LLC has partnered with other congregations and Jewish institutions to offer programs and events. Our Senior Sponsored Lunch and Learn programs, held monthly on Wednesdays in the Etz Chaim social hall and/or via Zoom, focus on Jewish themed arts, music, film, history, and current events. These programs are open to all. Contact Mark Turner if you are interested in attending these programs at email@example.com.
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We continue to develop lifelong learning with a variety of opportunities for adults who wish to expand their knowledge of Judaism, current events, Israel, Hebrew, and Torah. Programs, classes or events may be led by the Congregation’s rabbis or lay leaders, by visiting rabbis or by other outside experts.