Continuing our tradition as a vibrant congregation, Temple Sholom in Broomall offers Adult Education classes led by Temple clergy, staff and guest educators. These classes are open to the entire Temple community. Come and learn with us. If you are interested in starting a class or have a class that you would like to see added to our curriculum, please contact Rabbi Rigler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We study Tahakh (the books of the Bible) most Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 in the Library with Rabbi Rigler. All members are welcome. Check the Calendar for the schedule.
Scholar in Residence
Every Spring, we have a Scholar in Residence weekend. Scholars from all areas of Judaism come for a Friday night sermon, a Saturday program, and a Sunday brunch/lecture. They can speak on any topic from art to theology to anti-semitism, whatever their area of expertise. Check the Calendar for the schedule.
Women's Spirituality Group
Women's Spirituality is a study group for women members of Temple Sholom. We invite guests leaders to share their teachings with us. Each month we address a different topic, as chosen by the leader. Details can be found in the monthly Temple Sholom Tidings.
Programs for 2017-18
Open to all women members of Temple Sholom
Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00 PM in the library, exceptions **
Sept 13 - Education Director Lori Green
Oct 25 – Rabbi Stacy Rigler
Nov 29 - Rabbi Ariel Tarash
Dec 20 - Rabbi Shelly Barnathan
Jan 24, 2018 - Rosh Hodesh
Feb 21 - Book Discussion. Our Dance with God by Karyn D. Kedar
Mar 28 - Anna Marx
April 26 - Rabbi Shelly Barnathan
**May 17 - Thursday at 10 A.M. – Ridley Creek State Park. Rain date 5/21
June 13 - Rabbi Leah Berkowitz
A special program open to all members of Temple Sholom
Sunday, March 18, 2018
1:30 – 5:30 PM
The Soul of Story
Theater of Witness as Spirituality and Tikkun Olam
An experiential workshop drawing from our own stories and spirit, engaging with biblical archetypes and witnessing each other in deep reflection
Conversations with Men
The Conversations with Men group started in response to Women's Spirituality. So, you could also call this group "Men's Spirituality."
This coming school year will be the 6th year for Conversations with Men!
Each year we center our conversations around a particular aspect of Judaism. This past year at our monthly meetings we discussed a wide variety of subjects through the perspective of the Zohar, or the book of Divine Radiance. We learned about the history of the Zohar and how it was a catalyst for Jewish Mysticism or Kabbalah.
This coming year of 2017-18 our conversations will center around the Talmud. The word Talmud means 'instruction' and it is the collection of Jewish law and tradition from both the Mishnah and the Gemara.
The Mishna is the core of the Talmud and consists of the collection of oral laws compiled and written down around 200 A.D. by Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi. The Gemara is the main body of the Talmud, consisting of a record of ancient rabbinical debates about the interpretation of the Mishna and constituting the primary source of Jewish religious law.
|9/24/17||Oh God! - Spirituality at the Movies!||Tradition! it's now officially a tradition! We will start the year off with this fun topic discussing God & Spirituality as reflected in popular movies with lots of humor!|
|10/15/17||The origins and history of the Talmud||This year we will focus on subjects through the lens of the Talmud, the great work of Jewish Rabbinic law with its two main components the Mishna (the laws) and the Gemara (the commentaries).|
|11/12/17||The Talmud and the Power of Tradition||What does the Talmud teach us about the value of laws, tradition, and the interpretation of laws for new situations?|
|12/10/17||T&T - Talmud and Torah. Which takes precedence and why?||The Talmud is the codification of rabbinic laws from the time of the Torah. How are conflicts between the Talmud and the Torah interpreted by the Rabbis?|
|1/21/18||The Wisdom of the Talmud||We will discuss some of the most popular quotes from the Talmud.|
|2/11/18||Antisemitic Propaganda About the Talmud||Few things escape distortion by those with an agenda. We will discuss some of these distortions.|
|3/11/18||Mysticism of the Talmud||The Talmud instructs us to be careful because certain philosophical truths can unsettle those of naive faith.|
|4/8/18||The Great Rabbis of the Talmud||Who were the great Rabbis of the Talmud? What can we learn from their reasoning and logic?|
|5/6/18||Modern Day Law Compared to Talmudic Law||How well does the logic of Talmudic law hold up to modern standards? Surprisingly well in many cases.|