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Adult Education Resumes

10/30/2019 02:23:00 PM

Oct30

Our regular Adult Ed classes with the Rabbi will start up for the year on November 24th. This year's focus will be on the Books of the Prophets and will meet each Sunday at 1 pm unless otherwise noted. 

November Book Club

10/30/2019 02:18:37 PM

Oct30

The CNS Book Club has chosen Raining Delusions as its next read. 

From Goodreads: "Raining Delusions is a work of fictionalized stories woven together about those who grew up in a tiny community in The Catskills, and how they related to families, friends, lovers, life’s experiences, obstacles and fate.Some of the events are based on memories, fragments of information, really of village life and the eccentric way people...Read more...

September, October Book Club

08/28/2019 04:32:40 PM

Aug28

For our next book, we will be reading The Source by James Michener.

This historical novel spans all of Jewish history, linking characters from generation to generation through the persecution of the early Hebrews, the rise of Christianity, and the Crusades to the founding of Israel and the modern conflict in the Middle East.

As such, it is a very long read, so we will meet to discuss it on the last Wednesday of October...Read more...

Book Club Update

08/01/2019 12:10:51 PM

Aug1

Beginning with August 2019 , our meetings will be on the last Wednesday of the month unless it is a holiday.

Our August book is Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris. We will meet to discuss the book on August 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Summer Book Club Plans

06/04/2019 01:34:06 PM

Jun4

Our Book Club meets monthly at the home of a member. Each member takes turns picking the book and providing the snacks for the meeting at which we discuss their pick. 

June's pick is Jewish Children by beloved Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem, to be discussed at 10:30 am on June 19th. Jewish Children is available for free on Kindle. 

July's pick is rather long, so you may want to start reading that in June as well! On...Read more...

CNS Book Club

04/24/2019 01:46:51 PM

Apr24

Our Book Club meets monthly at the home of a member. Each member takes turns picking the book and providing the snacks for the meeting at which we discuss their pick. 

This month's pick is Kaddish.com by Nathan Englander, to be discussed at 10:30 am on May 22nd. Options are available for those unable to meet during the weekdays. Message us for more details. 

Previously Read Titles from the 5 years of the CNS...Read more...

Week 7: The Final Class on Ezra and Nehemiah

03/23/2019 11:41:21 AM

Mar23

Nehemiah 11-13

In an Age of Prose - Notes on the rest of the book

Rabbi Lizz's Source Sheet

This post by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is not about Ezra-Nehemiah, but I thought it was a nice drash for our final moments together of Purim Weekend, and she pulls in some knowledge from Tamara Cohn Eskanazi who wrote "In An Age of Prose."

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Week 6 (3/17/19): Ezra and Nehemiah

03/15/2019 09:47:38 AM

Mar15

Nehemiah Chapters 7-10

Rabbi Lizz's Sefaria Source Sheet

Notes on "In An Age of Prose"

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Week 5 (3/10/19): Ezra-Nehemia Resumes

03/09/2019 04:12:28 PM

Mar9

Nehemiah chapters 4-6

Rabbi Lizz's Source Sheet

Judaism: The First Phase (Last Chapters Notated)

Notes on "In An Age of Prose"

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Adult Ed Postponed

02/10/2019 02:27:48 PM

Feb10

Due to Scheduling conflicts, Adult Ed is on pause until March 10th. 

Please enjoy the long weekend next week, join our Sisterhood for lunch and pottery painting on February 24th, and join our Religious School community for a belated Tu BiShevat (originally snowed out) luncheon on March 3rd. 

See you back for Nehemiah chapters 4-6 on March 10th at 1 PM! 

Week 4: Ezra-Nehemiah

02/09/2019 01:24:21 PM

Feb9

Nehemia Chapters 1-3

Rabbi Lizz's Sefaria Source Sheet

Notes on Joseph Blenkinsopp's book "Judaism: The First Phase" (Some new notes have been added)

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Week 2 Ezra-Nehemia

02/02/2019 02:42:03 PM

Feb2

Ezra Chapters 4-6

Rabbi Lizz's Sefaria Sourcesheet

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Week 3 Ezra-Nehemia

01/06/2019 08:06:51 PM

Jan6

Ezra Chapters 7-10

Wikipedia - Historical Background section has a helpful timeline of the Historical Persian Kings and Wider World Events that Coincide with Ezra-Nehemia

Rabbi Lizz's Sefaria Sourcesheet

Notes on Joseph Blenkinsopp's book "Judaism: The First Phase"

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Adult Education Blog For Ezra and Nehemia

01/06/2019 08:06:49 PM

Jan6

Week 1 Materials:

Rabbi Lizz's Sefaria Sourcesheet

Chabad's "Ezra the Scribe"

My Jewish Learning's "Ezra and Nehemia"

John Kessler's Persia's Loyal Yahwists: Power Identity and Ethnicity in Achaemenid Yehud

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