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Congregation B’nai Jacob Adult Education November Events

The Installation of Cantor Malachi Kanfer

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00 pm

To honor and celebrate our cantor, join us for the formal installation of Cantor Kanfer with a beautiful ceremony and CANTOR’S CONCERT EXTRAORDINAIRE featuring cantors from across the Tri-State area, including world renowned Cantor Azi Schwartz of Park Avenue Synagogue.  Free and open to all.

Ongoing Classes With Rabbi Rona Shapiro

Jewish Values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with Rabbi Rona Shapiro

Monday nights, 7:30pm to 9pm November 13, 27; December 11; January 8, 22; February 12, 26; March 12, 26; April 9, 23 – Join us as we explore one of the most divisive issues affecting the Jewish people today.  The iEngage curriculum is produced by the Shalom Hartman Institute to facilitate difficult conversations about Israel.  Participants will develop an understanding of the ideals which shape their political views and those of others.  No experience necessary.  Free to BJ members.  $100 non-members.

Wednesday Lunch & Learn with Rabbi Rona Shapiro

12pm to 1pm – Bring your lunch and join us for class with the rabbi!  As we did last year, we will choose a topic of interest to the group.

Learn to Navigate the Digital World by Judy Taylor

Thursday, 12:00-1:30pm, November 2 – or – Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm, November 7 – Want to text your grandchildren?  Share photos?  Get on Facebook?  Join us for a three-session beginners’ course on getting the most out of your personal device.  To register for this class, call B’nai Jacob (203) 389-2111— and let them know what you want to learn and what device you want to use.  Classes will be organized classes accordingly.  Free to members, $25 per session for non-members.  Registration required.  Questions call B’nai Jacob (203) 389-2111.

Shabbat Lunch and Learn

Shabbat afternoons, following Kiddush

November 4 – Rhoda Myers

The Congregation Bnai Jacob Connection – A Very Personal History

Congregant and former Executive Director Rhoda Myers discusses changes in the life of her beloved synagogue and in the Conservative Movement.

November 18 – Lois Shenker

Co-author of Pirkei Imahot:  The Wisdom of Mothers, The Voices of Women

Adapting the ancient text of Pirkei Avot, author Lois Shenker uses a modern lens to extract meaning and lessons for today’s world.

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