Do you want to get a better appreciation of Torah and your temple members? Want to start your Shabbat off right? Maybe you are just an early riser who doesn’t want to wake anyone? Join the Rabbi for our new weekly text study. No Hebrew needed. We’ll study text in English. We will start at the beginning and see how far we get. Come when you can or come every Saturday, 8:30am at the Temple for lively discussions. The door is open to open your mind! Any questions email Melissa Folsom or call 508-446-1510.
American Judaism: A History
In roughly 360 years, Jews have made a tremendous impact on the United States, and the United States has made a tremendous impact on Jews and Judaism. Recently, important studies have asked questions about the future of Judaism in America. In order to answer those questions as they relate to each of us, we must know about our past. Come join Rabbi Alpert as together we learn about what made us the people we are today.
Because the story of Jews and Judaism in America is largely a story of immigrants, participants will have an opportunity to research their own families and share the story of their immigrant past with each other.
There is no required reading in the course, but if you would like, you can read from Jonathan Sarna’s American Judaism (2004), a winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Interested?